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Nintendo might be setting up for $70 US games.

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https://my.nintendo.com/missions

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"$70.00 or more downloadable game purchase"

Now why would that be there when nintendo has never had $70 dollar games? Unless of course the NX base is $70 this is all speculation but you'll be seeing this news on the major sites in the morning.

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Isn't there an option to buy both FE games that's 70 bucks? Also could be for upcoming Pokemon bundle packs as well.

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Maybe that means a purchase where the combined total comes to $70

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Isn't there an option to buy both FE games that's 70 bucks? Also could be for upcoming Pokemon bundle packs as well.

I don't know just seems odd to have that option. I mean it is about time prices went up but i didn't/don't think nintendo is in a position to try this.

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Maybe that means a purchase where the combined total comes to $70

 

This.

 

Makes way more sense.

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This.

 

Makes way more sense.

I thought that at first but it says game not games. Also someone said the CAN store the option they have is $97 which is insane.
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https://my.nintendo.com/missions

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"$70.00 or more downloadable game purchase"

Now why would that be there when nintendo has never had $70 dollar games? Unless of course the NX base is $70 this is all speculation but you'll be seeing this news on the major sites in the morning.

I think you are jumping the gun. Ubisoft "Gold" titles usually cost $80 due to the season pass coming with the purchase.

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60 USD retail translates to 100 AUD retail. 

 

I would not be paying 116 dollars for a game in a million years.

 

Well I probably would actually, because in a million years a hundred bucks might be the equivalent of 5 bucks nowadays, there you go Nintendo, in a million years I'll pay 70 bucks for your games.

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I thought that at first but it says game not games. Also someone said the CAN store the option they have is $97 which is insane.

 

I'm sure it still means a cumulative purchase. They're not about to charge $97 CAD for games.

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Ahh wow, that sounds fantastic. 

I love it when the service stays the same but you pay more for it anyway! :) 

 

Seriously though I don't think they're gonna charge $70 for games... if they did, I'd literally just buy their games used on Ebay just to spite them. :D 

You either give me a good deal, or you don't get any money at all. 

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https://my.nintendo.com/missions

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"$70.00 or more downloadable game purchase"

Now why would that be there when nintendo has never had $70 dollar games? Unless of course the NX base is $70 this is all speculation but you'll be seeing this news on the major sites in the morning.

Snes games used to be $80

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If they are selling their games for $70 and they are worth it, then good on Nintendo for getting their moneys worth.

 

For me games like The Witcher 3 could've charged $100, the amount of content in the game is unreal.

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This is the company that thinks a "digital sale" is knocking $5 off a $50 game that is 4 years old.

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does any one remember the SNES time when a brand new game would be sold for $70+, yes there were some that cost less. i remember getting Dracula X, Demon's Crest and Chrono Trigger all brand new were 69.99$ each. though that could have been location based.

 

the biggest difference was the cartridges cost more to make and this is digital which should in essence cost less.

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I don't know just seems odd to have that option. I mean it is about time prices went up but i didn't/don't think nintendo is in a position to try this.

Hell no. Games are expensive enough as it is. I make minimum wage, and with living expenses/taxes I can barely afford to preorder games with their current prices.

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I don't think its meant as $70 for a single game. My guess is that it has to be a combined purchase total.

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I have paid $70+ for many Nintendo games over the years. About time.

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The inelasticity of demand for Nintendo products has always been high. Their fans are sufficiently delusional. This will be a bad idea if Nintendo wants to expand their fanbase and sell 3rd party games on their console though. I hope based Sony doesn't follow suit. $60 is already too high.

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Hell no. Games are expensive enough as it is. I make minimum wage, and with living expenses/taxes I can barely afford to preorder games with their current prices.

Depending on where you live, minimum wage isn't too bad. Some states just raised theirs $15/hr with more to follow. Assuming you aren't lucky enough to be in one of those states though.

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Depending on where you live, minimum wage isn't too bad. Some states just raised theirs $15/hr with more to follow. Assuming you aren't lucky enough to be in one of those states though.

 

In the places in the US where minimum wage has already risen to around $15 (Generally, *cities* have risen their minimum wage, *states* plan to raise theirs over a period of years, not all at once) the cost of living is absurdly high. These are places where a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bath house would go for $500,000 or more. $15 there goes about as far as much less in other places.

 

That said, the only reason games haven't risen to $70, keeping up with inflationary pricing according to the $50-70 game I bought in the 80's/90's is now they don't have to. I was making $4.25 an hour and buying $50 games. Now they can sell DLC packs and all kinds of add-ons to increase their margins. I'm not familiar with Wii U, but I don't think the Wii had a lot of DLC for their games that the developers could recoup more money.

 

I wouldn't have any problem with games coming out at $70+. They tend to drop in price after a few months and I have enough in my backlog to get caught up on anyway. Let the people who have to be the first to own and play video games pay much more. It's not like ALL new titles come out at that price.

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Doesn't matter. They'll only sell the same 5 games every year anyway.

Also, I believe games should cost as much as the market allows it to.

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Snes games used to be $80

 

I was searching the thread to see if anyone would mention this.

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Hell yeah SNES games were $80. 90% of the games I played on that system were rentals or bought used. My parents could only be convinced to buy a brand new SNES game if they knew I wasn't going to finish it in a couple days, and only then as a Christmas gift, which is why nearly all of them were RPGs if they were bought new.

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I was searching the thread to see if anyone would mention this.

And by todays standards it would be far pricier

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And by todays standards it would be far pricier

 

No question. I am stunned looking back today that I bought so many games at $60, $70, or $80 a pop back in the early-to-mid 90s, with a $4.25 an hour job at a chicken joint.

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