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Are Video Game Prices going up to $99.99? Yikes

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  • Jul 26th, 2017 9:20 pm
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I remember in the 90s some new SNES releases were $100. For some reason I recall Secret of Mana specifically was that price. I think most releases were $60-70....then there were some $20 BiWay games....
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I remember NES games in the late 80's being anywhere from $100 to $120. Lived in a town of 80,000 and the local Audio/Video shop price gouged us.
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well right now there is 20% off due to e3. most likely they put up placeholder $100 so they "technically" give the 20% off discount so it comes to regular price at $80.
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No Frills wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 10:20 pm
I remember in the 90s some new SNES releases were $100. For some reason I recall Secret of Mana specifically was that price. I think most releases were $60-70....then there were some $20 BiWay games....
The most expensive game of 1992 was Aerobiz, going for $99.99 plus tax, but it was indeed a very long game to play... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerobiz
(Note: I may be thinking of the 1994 version that came out two years later, but it's still $100 back in the 90's when min. wage was only $6.70/hr... http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt2.aspx )
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Yeah I remember Tecmo Super Bowl for SNES selling for around $99.99 back in the day.
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MikeyPyro wrote:
Jun 14th, 2017 9:39 pm
I believe those are just placeholders.
Those aren't placeholders. You can look up any games that are coming out this year or next and it's priced at $79.99. I remember when there was a rumour that games were going to be $64.99, $69.99, etc. and every retailer started pricing their games that price.
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13lackspyder wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 12:20 pm
Those aren't placeholders. You can look up any games that are coming out this year or next and it's priced at $79.99. I remember when there was a rumour that games were going to be $64.99, $69.99, etc. and every retailer started pricing their games that price.
I agree, I think this is going to happen. Just look at the price of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $89.99 for a **** controller. That's absolutely ridiculous.
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It's still $79.99 and most E3 preorders were for $50 at Amazon and Walmart.
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Placeholders.

Also, videogamesplus has the normal prices for those games.

Odyssey will be adjusted soon.
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Agree most likely placeholders but it's interesting that they are set at this $99 price point. Why are they not setting it at the usual $79.99 price that all the other upcoming PS4/Xbone games are set it (even ones way down the road) ?
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gatorb6 wrote:
Jun 16th, 2017 9:00 am
Agree most likely placeholders but it's interesting that they are set at this $99 price point. Why are they not setting it at the usual $79.99 price that all the other upcoming PS4/Xbone games are set it (even ones way down the road) ?
Popularity, probably. Increasing the price on everything will just chase consumers away, but considering that Super Mario Galaxy sold 12.75 million units and Super Mario 3D Land sold 11.27 million units, retailers like Amazon are probably just worried that it's going to do insane pre-order numbers. They don't really need to worry much about a game that will do a couple million units total.

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