The price of games on the switch

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Mar 10, 2017
  1. NEO-BAHAMUT-
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    With the release of the Switch comes new prices for games that are released.

    Im finding it hard to believe that there are so many games that have been ported to the switch and are out on other platforms such as PC, PS4, Xbox, and Steam but yet are selling for so much more than these platforms just because it's a new console. Physical copies are near enough the same price as the digital copies when in reality the games should be much less.

    Do you feel that the prices that we are seeing is the dawn of a new age of prices in gaming? £59.99 seems a bit over the top for new games that are coming out such as Zelda and others seem over the top when they are only ports that already exist. I don't believe I've seen these prices before in my 25 years of gaming.

    Just comparing with other platforms it loooks like this is above anything else. What are your thoughts.

    By the way I'm. It knocking the switch itself as I actually love it.
     


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    Welcome to the game industry where they only milk the customer.
     
  3. owek1

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    i know prices are absurd but that's what you get if you want a certain game that you could take anywhere with you even when you are taking a dump.. ;)
     
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    if you want to lick the cartridge and taste the funnyness you have to pay premium :teach:
    see it as a purchase bonus, you can't do that on the other plataforms
     
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    I'm finding BOTW, 1, 2, Switch, Super Bomberman R and others on Amazon for $15 brand new. For those who bought 'em on launch day: You got ripped off hard.
     
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    pix or it didn't happen!
     
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    I am on Amazon about 10 times a day , there are No 15 bucks games for the switch
     
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    It's a bit ridiculous for any new game to cost $60 but I suppose if a game is great it's worth it but I rarely buy at full retail.
     
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    BotW is like 1 hour and 15 minutes of my salary, so I don't care.

    Pip'
     
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    I think you should address your complains to your (local) retailer and not to us or Ninty. Thanks.
     
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    Well if you want the Switch to go with it that's a whole day of working your ass off :P
     
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    Already done, the thing is in my house.

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    The game is $80 CDN, so you mean to say you're making $64/hour? Are you a doctor?
     
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    He could be making that.
    I work on cars and can easily make that or more on labor.
    I.T people normally do about $50 to $75 an hr along with other jobs that pay in that range.



    Also the gaming price is set by the market not buy the maker.
    If people are willing to pay $65 for a game then there going to sell it for that.
    Same as DVD and bluray selling for $20 to $27

    It becomes a stander.
    I think all the big Switch games will be $60, middle games $40 and small games $20.
    size as name,content, and dev.
     
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    Screenshot (4).png Screenshot (3).png For those who needed proof of my previous post: EDIT: Sceenshots changed.
     
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    Well there's the problem, you used Yahoo as an actual search engine. :P
     
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    It was my default, I only got this laptop up and running a few days ago.
    EDIT: Also, I couldn't get a BOTW screenshot because it just went up to $44 for some reason. :/
     
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    all of them sellers, got 0 % sales LOL , Don't even tell you if its the game , or case LOL
     
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    I was considering Binding of Isaac but last I checked on amazon UK it was £64.99 lol.
    I already have it on PS4 and Vita too where it was a PS plus game.
     
  20. Agent McMuffin

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    Yeah, the price of Binding Of Isaac is a great example. It costs like 25 dollars on Steam and 15 on PlayStation, and now it comes out for Switch and it costs 40 dollars. What the fuck??
     

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