Why are games more EXPENSIVE after Xbox One launch? $69.99 vs $59.99

As most of you in North America know a standard Xbox game costs approx. $59.99 + tax. This has been the standard price point for the entire Xbox 360 lifecycle.

If you haven't noticed yet, some new games coming out on Xbox One & even Xbox 360 are coming out with higher price points.

Example EBGames

Destiny $69.99

Batman $69.99

Elder Scrolls $69.99

Day Light $69.99

Middle Earth $69.99

Mad Max $69.99

Transformers $69.99

The Crew $69.99

SpiderMan 2 $69.99

South Park Stick of Truth $64.99

Dark Souls 2 $64.99

Thief $64.99

Why have we deviated from the price point that Xbox gamers have come to expect & accept?

Why are you forcing gamers to now think twice before buying a new game.

New games will fail because people just won't buy them, as they don't have any loyalty to those games yet.

Haven't Xbox One owners paid enough to cover the R&D costs of the forced unnecessary Kinect 2.0? And nickle & diming with DLC.

 

Question Info


Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 83 Applies to:

* Please try a lower page number.

* Please enter only numbers.

* Please try a lower page number.

* Please enter only numbers.

You need to price match, that's maybe EB Games prices, but check around.  Even Microsoft store has lower prices, Best Buy too.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

The question is why has EBGames deviated. It appears to me from Amazon that the MSRP of those games (I checked several but not all) is the standard $59.99.  I'm not sure why folks still shop EBGames...

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Best Buy has raised their prices as well that match EB Games. Other retailers are following.

I am not interest in Digital downloads, as I don't want to deal with download games and prefer a physical copy for my book shelf.

Amazon seems to be a good option, but I prefer brick and mortar store for day 1 purchases.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

We also need to consider the current low value of our Dollar ($) Which in turn is raising the price on all tangible goods.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

You must live in Canada, Eh?

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

It's always the same when a new console launches.360 games were much more expensive at launch but the price dropped after a while,it'll probably be the same for the xbox one.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

I don't know where your getting this pricing from but in the U.S. everyone of those games is 59.99 at ebgames and gamestop.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Current pricing of games aside. Gamers as a whole are going to need to accept some price increases in the long run when it comes to video games. Game developers tend to lose money on some of the games being put out nowadays because the revenue just doesn't end up surpassing the development cost.

And this isn't just with bad games, take the latest Tomb Raider for example. Great game, but just didn't turn a profit. So if we want to continue to see great games, we may have to put aside the "standard" pricing and start accepting a more sliding scale system based on a games quality, content, and development time. Some games are already doing this, such as Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zero, and Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare. To name a couple.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Canada I assume here in the states everything is still 59.99

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Just to point out that Tomb Raider wasn't a success. It didn't make money because it didn't sell well. Also I'm still seeing 59.99 price.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

* Please try a lower page number.

* Please enter only numbers.

* Please try a lower page number.

* Please enter only numbers.