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Vots
19th Dec 2006, 05:49
This is a serious question, not trying to be rude.

So I notice the price for the Xbox 360 is $59.99, while the price for the PC is $39.99.

Is there a developer on here that can explain what's in the Xbox 360 version that makes it worth $20 more? I still have no clue why games went up $10 just because of a new system. But if there's 2 identical games, but one for a different system (PC) is $20 less...can I expect twice the missions? Twice the graphics?

Thanks to anyone who answers.

- Confused About Pricing

chip5541
19th Dec 2006, 06:22
Welcome Vots. I believe the reason is because of the additional cost for producing games for teh consoles (development and tools) combined with the fee's that are paid to (in this case) Microsoft for making games for thier system. Sorry, I have only had 30 minutes of sleep today and for the life of me can't remember what the fee is called. PC games don't have these types of fee's.

Vots
19th Dec 2006, 22:33
Alright, thanks for explaining.

Alpha Wolfgang
19th Dec 2006, 22:58
its still crappy! 60 bucks just for a game, thats why i dont buy any games anymore, 60 bucks! that can seriously add up very quickly! i wish it was 45, 45 sounds good for a grade A+ game...

TheMetalStorm
20th Dec 2006, 00:27
Its all supply and demand...

chip5541
21st Dec 2006, 04:43
Here is an excellent writeup of why pricing is the way it is.

http://www.forbes.com/2006/12/19/ps3-xbox360-costs-tech-cx_rr_game06_1219expensivegames.html

TheMetalStorm
21st Dec 2006, 19:27
Beautiful.

MadduckUK
24th Dec 2006, 19:01
i wouldn't worry America. even at 60 dollars your still only paying £30 per game. 360 games over here are around £40, and thats when you get it from a retailer selling below RRP (usually £49.99)

princecaspian4
24th Dec 2006, 19:30
in canada, the games are about $80 (with tax, $70 with ought tax)

AVCG stone
25th Dec 2006, 00:11
Consider yourself lucky games in au are $99AUD-$130AUD

Beastttt
25th Dec 2006, 06:06
so that just means since there would be no licencing fee( unless disney got that some how) for WW2 it is going into someones pocket
because whether it all the games for a console game are marketed with the same price point
if you didn't have to pay for a licence and your game was basicly like 1 that was licenced you could sell it cheaper and the licence would not be worth anything
that is why all the games are the same price for consoles
computer on the other hand are built by way too many companies and individuals with an ungodly amount of combonations there is no 1 company that can choke the system except microsoft for the uber designware that lets designers access all the OS's abilities


Here is an excellent writeup of why pricing is the way it is.

http://www.forbes.com/2006/12/19/ps3-xbox360-costs-tech-cx_rr_game06_1219expensivegames.html

Alpha Wolfgang
25th Dec 2006, 06:57
games are overpriced, and thats final, haha

knoxville11
7th Jan 2007, 23:44
i jsut went to EB today and preordered mine.. i payed for all of it today and it came out to $68.83... i was surprized cuz in canada new games usually are like 80 bucks..but im not complainign lol

LT ROBERT COLE
8th Jan 2007, 01:16
im gana preorder mine sometime this week at gamestop i asked them how much it was and its $64.99

knoxville11
8th Jan 2007, 02:04
o kool.. i just went and bought the godfather today to past teh time till january 30th lol.. hopefuly i wotn get bored of it too easily

LT ROBERT COLE
8th Jan 2007, 02:09
If your looking for a game to pay time try Oblivion thats the game im doin and I have school going on but im really sick now so im not worried about school.

princecaspian4
8th Jan 2007, 04:06
i jsut went to EB today and preordered mine.. i payed for all of it today and it came out to $68.83... i was surprized cuz in canada new games usually are like 80 bucks..but im not complainign lol

is that with tax?

knoxville11
8th Jan 2007, 19:55
yes it is... surprizing eh. i dont think ive seen a game brand new be at that price. i could be wrong tho

princecaspian4
8th Jan 2007, 23:55
yes it is... surprizing eh. i dont think ive seen a game brand new be at that price. i could be wrong tho

what was it withought tax?

knoxville11
9th Jan 2007, 00:56
59.99 i think.... sumtin close to that

princecaspian4
9th Jan 2007, 01:02
ya, that works out to about $68, is your tax HST or GST and PST

knoxville11
9th Jan 2007, 01:11
gst and pst ..gst is like 6% and pst is like 8% ..

princecaspian4
9th Jan 2007, 01:14
gst and pst ..gst is like 6% and pst is like 8% ..

PST 8%? what province are you in? it is only 7% here in Manitoba

knoxville11
9th Jan 2007, 01:15
ontario... i jsut check a reciept so it rite