Some 3DS games Priced at 49.99

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Jan 16, 2011
  1. LightyKD
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    I remember seeing DS games go for around $35 at launch usually, maybe a bit more.

    It's a bit of an unreasonable jump, but console games did pretty much jump this gen by $10 (they used to be like $50 brand new on last gen but now they're all $60, outside of Wii games which are $50).

    But hey, if it's a good enough game (and the anti-piracy can't be cracked) then it'll be worth it. I'd certainly pay it for Snake Eater 3D at least. Probably not any of the other launch games though.
     
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    well psp games cost 40 dollars new. Makes sense kinda. but honestly, if we end up paying 70 dollars for games in the next gen (following the current pattern we would) i will never buy games.
     
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    It's expensive, but not really unforeseen. 3DS games are going to be expensive to make (at first.) Give them a year and the price will go down.
     
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    In Australia we pay $50.00 (maybe about $30.00-$50.00, Used to be pretty much always $50.00) for DS games on average, New PS3 games are usually $100+ unless there is a sale or something...
     
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    Lol, 50 bucks for DS, more like 70 bucks on release for something highly anticipated, like Pokemon or something..
     
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    I'm not really that surprised. I remember paying 40+ for DS games back in the day.
     
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    Black Ops for Xbox360 was $120 where I live.
     
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    This is bad news for Australian Gamers. The 3DS here is already being priced at $348.00 and with the games seeing 50 Dollars over-seas from an Australian point games might end up hitting the $100.00 mark.

    New retail games for Xbox and Ps3 are already 120 dollars if the hype level is high. This is just un-reasonable for a hand held console even if it is in 3D.
     
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    DS games here are €40-€45 and Wii games €50-€60.
    3DS Games will probably be probably around the price of Wii games.
     
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    damn. no wonder you people pirate. 120 dollars for a game is stupid.
     
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    Yes it is. Companies wonder why we pirate and don't even look at the prices for their own games and put 2 and 2 together.
     
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    Ds Games cost more or less 60$ here.
    Ughhh, They even sell fake catridges at that price. [​IMG]
     
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    Australians get ripped off, and prices only seem to go up and up.

    I remember paying AU$70 for Sega Saturn games 10 years ago... and around the same for N64 games (with the exception of Paper Mario, which sold for $100).

    I don't know why they keep raising the prices of games...


    The US and AU dollar are now more or less equal... so if were are charged more than the US for our games now, it is quite clear that it is just a cash grab....
     
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    The only reason they do it is for money.

    When EB Games first set up shop in the city I live they sold some of the most expensive games for prices which a Hobo could get excited over. Now everything in EB Games is over priced because it's under new management.

    I guess it's just the way things are. Newer generations of consoles and games mean more "advanced" technology which gives places an excuse to rip every poor sod who can't pirate off :/
     
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    Higher need for piracy = higher chance of hacking.
    The weeks after the 3DS release will be a anxious time for sure.
     
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    This.
     
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    Lets just all hope that a flashcart would be released
     
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    When the PSP launched there were several games that were sold for $50 US

    For the past several years a number of DS game have sold for $40 US

    This could all be legit. Your wallet will say "ouch."
     
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    And I never buy things like controllers here, they are that overpriced.

    It actually works out cheaper if I import one from Play Asia (Official Japanese version or Asian version)...


    All that actually happens is that the Australian division of Sony/Nintendo loses my money, and the Japanese division of Sony/Nintendo gains my money...

    So if the Australian distributers want to increase their sales, they might want to consider lowering their prices to compete on a global market...

    I only ever buy Japanese accessories... because they are generally cheaper and often have cool limited edition colors...
     

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