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Besides games like GTAV, most Nintendo games that ive looked up (maybe 15-20) were all still $40 and up even years later........thats insane!



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"What makes the average Nintendo game hold its value so well compared to other console games"

Answer: Nintendo's CFO.



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vivster said:
"What makes the average Nintendo game hold its value so well compared to other console games"

Answer: Nintendo's CFO.

Simple. I was more wondering if we know or think that maybe they have better legs and whatnot. 



That's usually what Nintendo Selects are for. I can get some of the best first party 3DS games on Amazon for only £13.99.

Other than that, they still tend sell well at close to full price even years after release so a permanent discount isn't always necessary a year or two after it's release.



Nintendo generally don't lower the manufacturer's suggested retail price of their games, so resellers don't have much wiggle room when it comes to lowering their prices.

When they do, they tend to re-release them as "Nintendo Selects".

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They sell them that way because they can. I would want to stop them but i just cant .



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It's a Nintendo thing: even if it's a garbage game, they won't drop the price. Not until they arbitrarily add it to Selects.



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Azuren said:
It's a Nintendo thing: even if it's a garbage game, they won't drop the price. Not until they arbitrarily add it to Selects.

Damn, i didnt know that. My initial thought was that maybe their 3-10 year old games sell better then Sony's or MS's old games. It does seem like maybe the Mario games hold a lot of actual value throughout its lifetime though. 



Green098 said:

That's usually what Nintendo Selects are for. I can get some of the best first party 3DS games on Amazon for only £13.99.

Other than that, they still tend sell well at close to full price even years after release so a permanent discount isn't always necessary a year or two after it's release.

Never seen that. I had considered getting a Wii U but after i started looking at the game prices all i saw was old games costing way too much for my liking so i bailed. So thanks for that info bro, i may reconsider.



Nintendo not lowering the price plus.

Average number of PS4 games in a year vs Average number of Wii U games in a year. A january release isn't going to be worth as much on a console that had lots of games and some similar games in that same year.



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