What do you think of rare game prices?
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Posted 8/13/13
GameStop recently announced that they would sell copies of Xenoblade for $89.99 because they think its worth it. What do you think? Do you agree with them, do you feel used?
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Posted 8/13/13
Not for a game. That's crazy.

That and the rumors about it being a re-print. But they did say the Metroid Prime Trilogy would mysteriously be coming back to stores soon too...

Then again, all the other game resellers around here would probably price it the same way if they managed to get copies.
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Posted 8/13/13
honestly I don't see why they dont just sell the game online via a digital copy, And lower its price. Look at it, when you buy a game your money goes to the devs who actually made the game, the store that sells the game, the license to the game, and many other small fees like the cost of the box the game comes in. If you make it available to buy online you can get rid of the store that actually sells it, and you can get it to where if you don't allow sharing the game you can buy just one license to it (games are sold with the idea that they will be traded in or given away and therefor you are charged for multiple licenses). With that being said you can lower the price of the game by cutting out the retail store while actually increasing the amount of money the developer makes by giving them a portion of the profit the retail store would have gotten. In this everybody wins except Gamestop, Target, or wherever you buy your games. Games are cheaper to buy and devs get more money to spend on better games.
Posted 8/13/13
I love rare games and those that have them should be able to sell them high. As for a retail store - they have every right to make more money.

The real problem with digital copies is just that. It may be more accessible to people, but those early purchasers are hurt by more copies being available. Not only that, but piracy hurts those same collectors. Anyone that thinks that making a copy of something doesn't hurt anyone... Nevermind, won't go into it.

The only thing that makes me not really care about copies harming me is that I know true fans will always pay high prices for rare things. They can either show off their newly rereleased digital copy off to their fellow nerds or they can direct them to a boxed copy of it and laugh hysterically about how proud they were to have got the game on sale right before prices soared.
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Posted 8/14/13
No, $89.99 does not justify an old game. Besides, I heard these games were going to be labeled "used" so the actual developers of the games they're reprinting aren't making any money off this.
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Posted 8/14/13
I have games that are worth upwards of 300$.
89.99 is nothing for a hard copy of a rare game.
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Posted 8/15/13
It really depends I mean, copies of Pokemon Emerald that are legit go for 40+ dollars. Games close to their original markup I think is worth it. Though the prices does suck because of the limited stock, but someone is going to get it.
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Posted 8/15/13
Pricing on Video Games are really strange. I see if a game is worth a lot it usually because there is a high demand for them. Examples being the older Pokemon games and Earthbound. They are both common games, but lots of people want them and are willing to pay what the person who has it wants. Rare games sometimes are worth a lot less then you expect because not a lot of people are looking for them.
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Posted 8/16/13
As soon as a rare game is rereleased in digital format, the price of the physical format drops like a meteor. All you have to do is wait and watch, friends.
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Posted 8/16/13 , edited 8/16/13
A few years back, I paid £125 for the PAL versions of Suikoden 1 and 2. Each. Worth it.... but dang I still feel a little embarrassed to even think about it now.
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Posted 8/23/13 , edited 8/23/13
Considering it seems to be out of print, the price tag doesn't really seem too unreasonable, especially if the game is in very high demand.

In general though, that's not really too high of a price, especially for collectors. Heck, I've spent $150+ on certain games before.
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Posted 8/23/13

wonkywilla wrote:

I have games that are worth upwards of 300$.
89.99 is nothing for a hard copy of a rare game.


...swag.

Seriously, though. There's something about expensive games that makes me want to buy them, even if I had no previous intention of playing it.
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