Posted on July 27, 2007,

Possible Explanations for the High Price of Video Games, and Why They Will Get Even Higher

game-price-graph1.JPGAre you groaning at the price of video games coming out for the new consoles? According to next-gen.biz, those prices aren’t going anywhere.

The author of the Next Gen article, Matt Matthews, points out the dropoff of PlayStation 2 games and the rise of Wii games as just some of the reasons why the $60 price tag is going to stay on the shelves. And, really, the demand for the Wii is going to be a huge factor in this price rise.

One can only hope that the price of the games will reflect the amount of innovation, or in the least some awesome additions in game development as growth might foster some room for more experimental games.

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2 Comments on Possible Explanations for the High Price of Video Games, and Why They Will Get Even Higher

THELORD

On July 27, 2007 at 6:45 am

i think prices are just fine, i remember in the NES days games were 80 bucks, so if you look at it that way, we pay less now for way more content and qaulity, well except gears of war “60 bucks for 6 hours of gameplay, no thank you, i’ll take it back” :evil:

Ron

On July 27, 2007 at 9:45 am

I’ve read and heard several developers and publishers say that they now that $60 is about all the market will bear for games. So, they have to make games that can be profitable at that price point.

It’s getting tougher, what with multi-million dollar budgets and expense licenses. Why do you think so many games are implementing a monthly fee system?