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Are Video Game Prices going up to $99.99? Yikes

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WL1980 wrote:
Jun 16th, 2017 12:01 am
Gotta pay the Nintentax if you want some Nintencrack.
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Anyone remember the videogame store in Eaton's in the 90s? They were first located in the Dundas Street side one for floor below the cinemas. Then they moved to the Yonge Street side. When I was little kid, GoldenEye for the N64 was hugely popular and they were selling copies of it for $200! Don't know if anyone bought it.
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Games for the Panasonic 3DO were going for hundreds of dollars. Games for SNES were over $100 for AAA titles. Digital downloads for PS4 and XBox are relatively inexpensive in comparison.

Wish games still run on credit card sized sim cards, ala Turbo Graphics 16, so fun to trade and rent cartridges back then.
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They do seem to be going up. It also seems like AAA titles don't come out as often. If I'm reading the industry right, it's costing more and more to make video games, and that makes it harder to take on risk.

Not only do the prices keep going up, but so does the DLC to get you to buy the super deluxe with season pass pack. I'm still mixed on that. Games like Destiny, it feels like they carve out parts of the game to sell later. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn it honestly feels like they make the content after the fact, and really is 100% new content.
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makes no difference to me...think the last time I paid more than $20 for a video game was Red Dead Redemption in 2010 (which was worth every penny)
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We come here looking for deals. We use the savings on the things we buy to justify buying more things, thus filling our homes with tons of unnecessary consumer products. Such is the key to happiness.

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Nintendo Switch games are going up from $79.99 to $99.99 for September releases and beyond. Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX, and Fire Emblem Warriors are all $99.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and EB Games.

This all while the US prices remain at $59.99, which after USD --> CAD exchange rate of $1.32 is $79.14. And 20% off that for Amazon Prime members in the U.S.!

Why Nintendo? Why?
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Their DLC is also 41% exchange for BOTW
19.99 USD, 28.19CAD
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Newpunk wrote:
Jun 19th, 2017 11:41 am
Nintendo Switch games are going up from $79.99 to $99.99 for September releases and beyond. Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX, and Fire Emblem Warriors are all $99.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and EB Games.

This all while the US prices remain at $59.99, which after USD --> CAD exchange rate of $1.32 is $79.14. And 20% off that for Amazon Prime members in the U.S.!

Why Nintendo? Why?
Because it's a place holder price. There's already a discussion on this in the video games forum, where this post belongs.

Games will not ship at $99.99, they will be the regular $79.99.
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Happened to pop by two EB Games this weekend who re-confirmed $99 is a placeholder price and the games will still be the regular price at launch ($79.99).

Spoke to managers in both situations.

Funniest thing is seeing all these threads popup on here, and reddit - makes me wonder how many people actually buy games at full price. Those poor souls.
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SNES/n64 games had outrageous prices sometimes.... Mortal Kombat Trilogy on n64 came out at $124 at Walmart....
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damn... glad that I dont' have time to buy too many games anymore... lol
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LightYagami wrote:
Jun 19th, 2017 1:41 pm
Because it's a place holder price. There's already a discussion on this in the video games forum, where this post belongs.

Games will not ship at $99.99, they will be the regular $79.99.
Where has this been confirmed though?
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Newpunk wrote:
Jun 20th, 2017 12:39 pm
Where has this been confirmed though?
Mostly through common sense.

But feel free to just wait for one of those $99 games to get released and see what happens. Not like there's a reason to preorder a game at full price anyway.

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