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Ka-pi96 said:

Sure it may be cheaper if you use that "inflation adjustment" nonsense, but I don't.

Um, this is seriously Kellyanne Conway level of alternative facts. The value of money changes with time. This is a fact. You can't just ignore facts here. It is like saying, "Sure it may be cheaper if you use that "exchange rate" nonsene, but I don't" when referring to euros and dollars. A 2017 dollar has less value than a 1985 dollar, because the supply of dollars is greater than it was in 1985. Likewise, for any other fiat currency. 




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vivster said:

Except that "the inflation nonsense" is also what steadily increases your wage. Things are getting more expensive but money to spend increases as well. That's why it's true that game costs do not increase. Wanting things to stay at the same price for years is wanting things to become cheaper.

I think I remember buying FF9 for £35-40 back when it came out, I'm buying ME:A in week for £39... if only house prices stayed as they were is 2001. 20 years of development and games still cost the same. Dev teams have 5 times more people, costs are 5 times higher, RRP the same.

Games are cheap now. But like Ka-pi, I also never spend £50 on a new game, based on UK competition, you can find games cheaper and some lose value in weeks, let alone months. 



Hmm, pie.

vivster said:
Ka-pi96 said:

You think I'm kidding because I don't like price increases? nah, that's actually pretty common

And as far cheaper to buy than they used to be, it's actually the opposite. Sure it may be cheaper if you use that "inflation adjustment" nonsense, but I don't.

Except that "the inflation nonsense" is also what steadily increases your wage. Things are getting more expensive but money to spend increases as well. That's why it's true that game costs do not increase. Wanting things to stay at the same price for years is wanting things to become cheaper.

My wages are 0 though. So... what steady increase?



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Ka-pi96 said:
vivster said:

Except that "the inflation nonsense" is also what steadily increases your wage. Things are getting more expensive but money to spend increases as well. That's why it's true that game costs do not increase. Wanting things to stay at the same price for years is wanting things to become cheaper.

My wages are 0 though. So... what steady increase?

A 15% increase in 0 is 0 + (1.15x0)= 0. You be grateful for your increase. XD



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Nintendo are saying the Digital versions need to be priced the same as the physical copies, to keep the store owners that sell their software happy.

Physical games will be more expensive due to the price of the cartridge.
Digital games will have to match it, because of nintendo.



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monocle_layton said:
This is why digital stores need to start changing. What if I want RIME digitally? No reason I should be paying more

Nintendo wants to keep store owners happy with their product.

Their afraid if digital copies are 5-10$ cheaper than their physical ones, people will use the mom & dad stores less to buy stuff.

After the Wii U, Nintendo probably isnt all that popular with alot of these stores, and doesnt want to do anything to push them away.

 

So Nintendo is makeing it so the digital version is priced the same as the physical one.



Have EG been asleep for the past 30 years? Games on newer platforms have always cost more to buy, on Wii U Deus Ex cost 50 quid when it was 30 everywhere else, the weren't any carts back then.



They're ignoring one of the most logical thing which is that developers/retailers are taking advantage of the system at launch.

We'll see, I never buy games over the price of £39.99



JRPGfan said:
Nintendo are saying the Digital versions need to be priced the same as the physical copies, to keep the store owners that sell their software happy.

Is there an official statement of Nintendo about that or is it just that urban legend again to justify high eShop/PSN/XBL prices?



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