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Why NON Nintendo games prices go down so fast

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TheBird said:
The price of the package doesn't really matter to most companies, they make dirt from physical sales, and they make up for it with DLC. Nintendo doesn't do much DLC, and they do value individual sale of their product more. Although I do disagree with it. Why spend $80 on Super Mario Odyssey in 2018-19 when you can get Red Dead 2 for $80, and cheaper during major seasons like Christmas. Their games don't hold their value like they believe they do.

In fact, they do. That is the principal reason about strong Nintendo´s retro consoles success. 



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Actually, I prefer Nintendos way a lot. Because I buy games on launch then. I think it sucks to buy a game for $60 and three months later the price drops to $20. What is the reason to buy the game on launch then? It's always easy to wait with a gigantic backlog like mine. I've stopped buying games on other platforms almost entirely and beside Blizzard games on Pc, I get everything else for free or less than 5 dollars after 1 or 2 years. And let's be honest here. Most drop their prices drastically because they wanna sell more microtransactions and dlc. They charge full price for their f2p concepts from the beginning. (Looking closely at Battlefront 2, Fifa 19, Rainbow Six Siege or For Honor)



New years resolution: Stop reading or posting in threads like this, my lord some people are narrow-minded simpletons.



JustThatGamer said:
New years resolution: Stop reading or posting in threads like this, my lord some people are narrow-minded simpletons.

What's your problem with the thread??



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Teno said:
Actually, I prefer Nintendos way a lot. Because I buy games on launch then. I think it sucks to buy a game for $60 and three months later the price drops to $20. What is the reason to buy the game on launch then? It's always easy to wait with a gigantic backlog like mine. I've stopped buying games on other platforms almost entirely and beside Blizzard games on Pc, I get everything else for free or less than 5 dollars after 1 or 2 years. And let's be honest here. Most drop their prices drastically because they wanna sell more microtransactions and dlc. They charge full price for their f2p concepts from the beginning. (Looking closely at Battlefront 2, Fifa 19, Rainbow Six Siege or For Honor)

I don't really understand the point you're trying to make here. So rather than the choice of getting it early or cheaper later, you actively prefer to always have to pay more? I can understand agreeing with Nintendo's position on a business level, but as a consumer you're advocating for companies to squash your financial freedom. I agree that many companies abuse launch prices, but the answer to that is advocating for a lower launch price, not for them to try and take advantage of consumers for longer.

As a side note, it's mostly just games that have done quite poorly that drop from $60 to $20 in three months. Most successful titles will only have dropped to maybe $50, or $40 if you seek out a limited time sale (such as over a holiday). Paying $10 - $20 more to get a game 3 - 6 months earlier is a reasonable value superstition to many people.