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Topic: Do you believe that there is a place for $70(USD) base price games on switch?

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Tounushi

HotGoomba wrote:

Usually Nintendo games go on sale at around 33% off or less digitally, but it's never often.

I'm tracking sales on PSPrices, and anything above 50% seems to be an exceptional rarity for anything other than indie titles. And the price history for some titles is a straight line. So I'm tracking titles for the Switch only if they're significantly more "fitting" on a Nintendo than PC or if they're exclusive to the Switch.

Wii U and 3DS tracking is for pre-empting titles on my purchase program before the store closes permanently.

Tounushi

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dew12333

The world is on a crash course right now, and 'everything' is going to go up in price, games are not going to avoid it anymore than anything else is.

I think consumers are also a massive issue for the industry, people wanting amazing graphics, 60fps etc. it's pushing the cost of making games too high, shame on you all lol.

dew12333

Tounushi

dew12333 wrote:

people wanting amazing graphics, 60fps etc.

For me graphics advancement has slowed down significantly since like 2005 when you compare everything before that.
And I don't really care for 60fps, as long as the game doesn't visibly chug.

I wonder if the market response to the more powerful technology being more expensive would be to focus more on art style than going for ultra high definition absolute photorealism?

Tounushi

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SwitchForce

The thing is most system pushing 60fps are already a problem let along a Dedicated Gaming Desktop or Laptop that is SLI/CF already has issues pushing 60fps on 4K now. Why does people think a Xbox/PS will do any better?? Those Gaming System put to shame the Xbox/PS consoles so let's not go that route shall we-if people want to compare xbox/ps to switch one can do in reverse Gaming Desktop/Laptop will put to shame xbox/psx systems. As to Prices $70usb is for big box release with packing that one can live with but that is the extreme I seen new release for far less. This is all clickbat on prices. Big Brand name always command prices that's part of the territory of gaming sales. And smaller developers I've seen prices coming in less then the so called $70usd price tag not all games will cost this.

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HotGoomba

This thread isn't even a week old and I'm already tired of it. See y'all around.

The link on my profile got even worse.

Don't click on it.

Or you can, at your own risk.

alpacatears

I'm in Ireland and every website here seems to list the new Zelda Preorder as €70. I definitely understand Gamestop doing that as they are scabby Gombeens, but some of the others we have like Smyths was really surprising as they were usually always at least €5-10 cheaper than other places.
I'm hoping that it's just a placeholder price until closer to release date 😅

alpacatears

SwitchForce

Funny how people talk something is old but yet still respond - makes ya wonder...

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Type_Trubbish

I don't think there's a place for games of that price on any console and that's one of the many reasons I refuse to upgrade my PS4 to a PS5. Plus I just refuse to pay that much for a console. Among other reasons.

I'm luckily in a position where I could afford a PS5 if I wanted to I just refuse to fork out that much for any console. Especially when the Switch is still going strong, the PS4 still holds up so well and also there's a lot of games on the PS3 that still stand up really well and are fun to revisit. I recently bought the whole Resistance trilogy on PS3 for £5 alltogether. The first two games only costing me £1. Why spend £70 on one game when I can get a whole trilogy of really fun games for £5.00

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Type_Trubbish

Type_Trubbish

@Tounushi I agree with that, when I bought a PS4 the 360/PS3 already looked dated, however the PS4 is/was throwing out mind blowing graphics at the end of its lifecycle and even if the PS5 looks great, I personally don't see the graphical jump being that great from what I've seen. In a couple of years when devs have learned to fully utilize the power of the PS5 and are making games designed solely with that console in mind we might see a bit more of a jump. I recently replayed Resistance 2 on PS3 and honestly for a 2008 game it wouldn't look out of place as an early PS4 game

In response to graphics/vs art style, while the hyper realsitic graphics of TLOU2 impress me to no end, a brilliant art style like in Bioshock Infinite will always get my attention more

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Type_Trubbish

Tounushi

Type_Trubbish wrote:

Plus I just refuse to pay that much for a console.

"The PlayStation 3 will retail for... 599 US Dollars." (599 US Dollars) ((599 US Dollars)) (((599 US Dollars))) ((((599 US Dollars))))
The Phoenix Wrong version of that meme is the best one.

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rockodoodle

Maybe a $70 price tag will cause me to play my $60 backlog….

Except WiiU ports, and a few others (Mario Strykers, 1-2 Switch and the new Kirby game that should be free to play), I am mostly cool with what Nintendo offers price wise. If they do charge $70, I get that inflation has cut into things, but I would hope they make it worth the extra $10 in some way. Perhaps a bit naive on my part.

rockodoodle

KingMike

Many of the SNES RPGs were in the $70-80 range originally. And that's in 1990s money.
Add inflation and suddenly Chrono Trigger was a $120 game.
$70 (in current money), that could buy you Mystic Quest (a "budget" game at $39.99 MSRP in 1992)

Though I'd argue FF6 or Chrono Trigger had gameplay to make you feel like you were getting your $80 in 1995 money's worth.
I enjoyed those much more than FFX which felt like it had more ambition of being a movie than a game (which Square probably did, remember Square Pictures)

That's the only positive I could say higher prices would benefit gamers: if it makes publishers put out GAMES that feel like a $70 value. But they won't.

KingMike

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