Back in 2016 - 2019 I bought most games 60$, I might be low on cash these days. But 70$ is not that bad. You guys should check N64 launch games they were 80$ -100$ before gonna down to 60$ I bought Shadows of the Empire for 85$. Don't get me started on SNES I remember I think Mario ALL stars being 150$ + tax on SNES and several 100$ SNES games Though I did approach discount aisle too I bought Mickey Magical adventure for 20$ brand new. and bought Super Scope 6 game Battleclash for 1$ brand new . Modern games are not as cheap as 1$ or as expensive as 150$ for base version unless you buying collectors edition. Modern gamers wouldn't last in 4th Generation SNES prices I think?
We do have those special editions for 100+ but those likely sell very little.
And I do remember in Genesis gen myself being able to buy only 1 or 2 games a year, used and very old still needing to use all the money I received on Xmas and Bday. New games were really out of range for me.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."