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It's been almost 3 years and Wind Waker HD is still $50+ in the US

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Netty said:
I bought it used like new from Half.com almost 2 years ago for $28. It's weird that the price has crept up a bit since then. It's not like the game is out of print or hard to find.

A few months ago it wasn't even available at most online storefronts and Amazon had it for above $65 new. I also can't remember the last time I saw a physical copy at a store. So judging by that, I would say that Nintendo really hasn't been producing very many new copies.



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Are you new to Nintendo, this is just how it works. Either the game is worth full price to you or it ain't. If not best start searching eBay for a used copy.



I mean, it's unacceptable that it was ever $50 to begin with.

But Nintendo games maintain their price, and I think that's something that should remain. Even if they launch overpriced like WWHD and TPHD.



Well, this is new.

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ktay95 said:
Are you new to Nintendo, this is just how it works. Either the game is worth full price to you or it ain't. If not best start searching eBay for a used copy.

I mentioned that I knew that Nintendo games tend to keep their prices. C'mon man, at least have the decency to fully read the OP next time.

Anyway, it doesn't make the fact that this game is overpriced anymore reasonable. We shouldn't be so willing to succumb to being charged $50 for a 3 year old remaster of a 13 year old game, no matter how good it may be to anyone. And not only that, but that you can find new copies of Super Mario Maker (a 6 month old game) for lower prices than you can sometimes find this game used.



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Certainly an unfortunate circumstance.

On a positive note, you can buy the game at this price and when you're done with it, sell it and get the bulk of your money back.



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KLAMarine said:
Certainly an unfortunate circumstance.

On a positive note, you can buy the game at this price and when you're done with it, sell it and get the bulk of your money back.

I would if I could within my own reason. Unfortunately, I don't like selling my games. No, this time, I really do want to keep it.



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Yeah it's pretty unacceptable, but the fanboys eat it up.

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Are you saying it is unacceptable that Nintendo haven't made new copies, or that it's unacceptable that they haven't dropped the price? Either way, I don't really get what your point is (and I don't mean that in a snarky disrespectful way). Companies make only as much as they need, and they charge as much as they think they can get away with. Clearly, whatever analysis Nintendo uses for this game's price says to keep the price where it is, and not produce new copies. It's just economics. I don't really see how pricing can be acceptable/unacceptable when it's governed by supply and demand. Other companies drop their prices after release because that's how they think they'll make the most money, not because they all adhere to some standard of fair pricing.



Thats why i seldom buy Nintendo games, too expensive for a part time fan like me and makes me less tempted to try new ips from them. I usually buy 2nd hand off local websites for a 3rd of the price.



The funny thing is the original Windwaker eventually got a price cut to 20$ during the middle of the GameCube's lifespan but this remake hasn't in America during the Wii U's last year.