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RolStoppable said:
$10 for a game like Limbo is much more expensive than $60 for NSMBU.

I agree. $10 for 3h of gameplay is much more than $60 for (depending on what one is willing to sink into the game) 15+hrs of gameplay. 



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Any game can be priced whatever they want it to. If they want to charge a million dollars they can.

I could argue uncharted should be in that category too. When Mario is just as fun. (I buy neither game and rent them both)

You can argue they'd make more profit lowering the price. but that's nintendos choice. Likely they've researched at what makes them the most money.



ishiki said:

Any game can be priced whatever they want it to. If they want to charge a million dollars they can.

I could argue uncharted should be in that category too. When Mario is just as fun. (I buy neither game and rent them both)

You can argue they'd make more profit lowering the price. but that's nintendos choice. Likely they've researched at what makes them the most money.

The question is "does the price match the value?", and the late sales of some of these types of games is beginning to show the faults in the traditional pricing for these games.

You can only rob for so long.



happydolphin said:

The question is "does the price match the value?", and the late sales of some of these types of games is beginning to show the faults in the traditional pricing for these games.

You can only rob for so long.

Who is getting robbed?



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KHlover said:
RolStoppable said:
$10 for a game like Limbo is much more expensive than $60 for NSMBU.

I agree. $10 for 3h of gameplay is much more than $60 for (depending on what one is willing to sink into the game) 15+hrs of gameplay. 

I bought Journey (2 hour game) for $15 and it's way better than a 20+hour game.



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RolStoppable said:

Who is getting robbed?

Consumers are getting robbed. They think they are getting value for the price, but they are getting ripped off without even knowing it.



happydolphin said:

Consumers are getting robbed. They think they are getting value for the price, but they are getting ripped off without even knowing it.

How are they getting ripped off? Is it because you think Nintendo is just milking Mario?



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happydolphin said:
RolStoppable said:

Who is getting robbed?

Consumers are getting robbed. They think they are getting value for the price, but they are getting ripped off without even knowing it.

How do you come to this conclusion?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Deyon said:
KHlover said:
RolStoppable said:
$10 for a game like Limbo is much more expensive than $60 for NSMBU.

I agree. $10 for 3h of gameplay is much more than $60 for (depending on what one is willing to sink into the game) 15+hrs of gameplay. 

I bought Journey (2 hour game) for $15 and it's way better than a 20+hour game.

I'd say it depends on the 20 hour game. I just can say that I didn't feel ripped of by any of the Nintendo games he listed at all. Nor by any other game he listed :D



RolStoppable said:

How do you come to this conclusion?

Well, for one I was playing League of Legends for Free yesterday. A game I considered pretty relevant to me, and it seems to a lot of gamers.

I played NSMB Wii last year and, though it was fun, it got boring fast.

Consumers paid 49.99$ for NSMB Wii, I believe there is enough competition nowadays from digital game distro services as well as from mobile games to make people realize that the value of Nintendo's games is highly marked up. Imho it will be increasingly difficult for Nintendo to sustain that pricing model from here on out.

Again, the reason is that others are offering more interesting games at a much better price. Even if a game lasts less long, if the short time I spent on it was unforgettable, it will be worth much more to me than 20 hours of same-old entertainment.