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Old 11-23-2009, 09:34 PM
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EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich is expecting the median price of videogames to drop back to a $49.99 price point as early as next year, noting, however, higher rated or "premium" titles (80 and above) will likely remain unchanged for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Divnich believes the new motion control devices from Sony and Microsoft, both expected for release next year, will cause publishers to release a catalog of lower budget, lower priced titles attractive to the casual audience, as well as a decrease in overall development costs.

"EEDAR believes that median pricing for titles released in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will decline to $49.99, but likely will not occur until the beginning of the 2010 holiday season," Divnich wrote in a note to investors this morning. "The expected decrease to $49.99 will be a directly attributable to the continued penetration of the casual market, an increase in quantities of low‐cost casual games, and a decrease in development costs."

"Additionally, Sony Motion and Project Natal will play their role in driving prices down," he added. "EEDAR believes that both the Sony Motion and Project Natal will create resurgence in demand among the casual market. Given that the casual market is more price sensitive and that overall economic health is not expected to dramatically improve in 2010, it is expected that there will be a sufficient increase in lower priced games targeted at this casual/mainstream audience to drive down the median price of titles for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3."

Divnich also believes the only scenario where we could see premium titles receive price drops is if a large publishing is willing to give up profits to gain market share, such as Take-Two releasing its 2K sports series for $19.99 back in 2005 to compete with EA's titles.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:47 PM
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translation: we're going to see more shitty games for 50 dollars. much like the shitty 40 dollar wii titles.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:53 PM
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translation: we're going to see more shitty games for 50 dollars. much like the shitty 40 dollar wii titles.
Simmer down. A Boy and his Blob is $40.
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Simmer down. A Boy and his Blob is $40.
So you agree with KTA?
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So you agree with KTA?
It's a good game.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:36 PM
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It's a good game.
I know.

I was just jerking around.

I might be be one of the few who even liked the first on the NES. It's definitely not that bad.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:36 AM
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translation: we're going to see more shitty games for 50 dollars. much like the shitty 40 dollar wii titles.
I don't know. They have been having alot of $40 game sales now, well more then before. And I don't think Batman or Borderlands were bad games

And at least in Canada Sony has reverted to the cheaper pricing for there 1st &2nd party games. (games went up to $70 but those are back down to $60, but the Canadian dollar is stronger, so its probably a bit of both)
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:21 AM
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Simmer down. A Boy and his Blob is $40.
Ok fair enough, so then we can expect a lot of rehashes rather than new creative works.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:15 AM
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I thought Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter said we're going to start seeing higher game prices.
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The recent sequels to Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank both quickly went to $50 after release anyway on places like Amazon.
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