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Video games have developers, directors, teams, each of which needs to make money to survive. $10 isn't much in the grand scheme of things, and games even cost more back in the day. I'm perfectly fine with waiting out the launch price for a sale, or just supporting the devs at full price if I'm confident the game is good.
 
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Video games have developers, directors, teams, each of which needs to make money to survive. $10 isn't much in the grand scheme of things, and games even cost more back in the day. I'm perfectly fine with waiting out the launch price for a sale, or just supporting the devs at full price if I'm confident the game is good.
you're telling me game devs are people? impossible
 

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It's an annoying move, but adjusting for inflation, a game bought in 2010 at $60 is equal to about $75 today. Its hard for me to fault the move too much when you do adjust for inflation and charging $70 is comparatively a little less than charging $60 only a decade ago.
 

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Video games have developers, directors, teams, each of which needs to make money to survive. $10 isn't much in the grand scheme of things, and games even cost more back in the day. I'm perfectly fine with waiting out the launch price for a sale, or just supporting the devs at full price if I'm confident the game is good.

I’m totally fine paying a fixed price for game. Why the blood sucking charges from DLCs, in game purchases and contents?!!!
 

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I’m totally fine paying a fixed price for game. Why the blood sucking charges from DLCs, in game purchases and contents?!!!
Now, if the DLC is a genuine expansion to the game, something that wouldn't exist without the game being a success to begin with to keep the devs working on more content for the game, I can understand that. BUT, if the extra content they ask you to pay for is already done and ready for the game when it ships, or if they're minor things that get microtransactioned on top of a full price game, then all of that stuff should not be locked behind an additional paywall.
 

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70 busck in today's money is basically nothing. You might be too young to remember, but by today standards original retail price of Super Nintendo games is higher than ps5 games when adjusting for imflation.
 
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I always find it really funny that children bitch and whine about the idea of game prices going up, y'know given most games cost EXPONENTIALLY more to make than they used to in previous generations

But then ALSO bitch when developers/publishers add microtransactions to compensate for the fact the "full price" is really pretty inadequate to recover costs

It's clear entitled morons just want everything for free and developers should be chained in a basement and forced into slavery. Just wait for a price drop or sale dumbass.

It's adorable when people suggest a "boycott". Lmao. Yeah Sony is really hurting for your $60 kid, whatever will the PS5 do losing one sale amidst the million others. Boycotts never work
 

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I see some offensive replies. It looks like I upset some fanboys by complaining about high MSRP from their company (that they own :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:). I expressed my point of view that many people can’t afford the increase in prices on the top of microtransaction. Sony sells the same exact game on PS store a $60 for PS4 version but they charge $70 for PS5 version. Is that acceptable? I don’t see it from my end and whatever you think it’s up to you but don’t impose your opinion on me or others.
 

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I see some offensive replies. It looks like I upset some fanboys by complaining about high MSRP from their company (that they own :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:). I expressed my point of view that many people can’t afford the increase in prices on the top of microtransaction. Sony sells the same exact game on PS store a $60 for PS4 version but they charge $70 for PS5 version. Is that acceptable? I don’t see it from my end and whatever you think it’s up to you but don’t impose your opinion on me or others.

They're not imposing anything on anyone. They're expressing their opinion on the matter the same as you are.
 

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I bought Miles Morales, Demons Souls and Returnal on day one. I think they are worth the price, money is losing value, inflation will go through the roof anyway... anyway you got discounts all the time, and still now the used games market exists and is a good alternative. I don't think I would play the new Ratchet and Clank any time soon, so I will just wait for the price to come down on that one (or I will just buy it whenever I have free time to play it). I don't think a boycott is necessary, it is possible to get games cheap... well, at least I won't boycott, I don't think it is an first necessity product... it is not something you need only something you indulge into.

PS: And yes, Miles Morales was not full price, but I didn't want to rebuy it with the remake of what I already played on PS4. Anyway, it was fun while it lasted.
 
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I bought Miles Morales, Demons Souls and Returnal on day one. I think they are worth the price, money is losing value, inflation will go through the roof anyway... anyway you got discounts all the time, and still now the used games market exists and is a good alternative. I don't think I would play the new Ratchet and Clank any time soon, so I will just wait for the price to come down on that one (or I will just buy it whenever I have free time to play it). I don't think a boycott is necessary, it is possible to get games cheap... well, at least I won't boycott, I don't think it is an first necessity product... it is not something you need only something you indulge into.

PS: And yes, Miles Morales was not full price, but I didn't want to rebuy it with the remake of what I already played on PS4. Anyway, it was fun while it lasted.

I appreciate kind replies that they don’t attack authors. Perhaps some worth the money if they’re big titles and exclusive on PS5 like Returnal and demon souls but what it doesn’t make sense to me is that some titles available on both platform PS4 and PS5 and yet they over charge for the PS5. Why?! I think because they want to set a standard for PS5 game pricing. I think it’s not publisher/developer call for the two different pricing. I think it’s Sony’s call that is why I am pretty upset about the fact Sony is being anti-consumer.
 
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Maybe now purchasing a game will seem like an investment and you'll spend more time playing each that you purchase. That's opposed to buying all sorts and never playing or at least finishing them. As for the increase, I highly doubt your dissatisfaction with prices going up are going to result in Sony changing what they charge for them.
You are technically only renting the games even when you own the disc as well... Or did you forget about bios bomb? Or you know.. whitelists.. or -any- number of ways they could make you're discs nothing but coasters.
 

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I don’t see it from my end and whatever you think it’s up to you but don’t impose your opinion on me or others.

Boy, the irony is lost on you, huh?

Anyway, the price going up was inevitable. I don't understand it from the business side. Just the consumer side. However, I also understand why. Costs are going up. The best action to take is wait for the sale that usually happens within the first 6 months, if you really want the game.
 

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Boy, the irony is lost on you, huh?

Anyway, the price going up was inevitable. I don't understand it from the business side. Just the consumer side. However, I also understand why. Costs are going up. The best action to take is wait for the sale that usually happens within the first 6 months, if you really want the game.

Haha. I guess you got me here but pay attention to what I meant in the first place! I proposed boycott and some replies and by some I mean #30 were so offensive that they want to impose their opinion on me. Others who are nice gentle like #33 disagreed and I respect that. Anyways you’re right about just waiting few months for sale. Perhaps that will convince Sony to fix their pricing system.
 
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