The Internet wrote:"[The] 360 starts at the factory, moves to retail shelves, into consumer's homes, back to Microsoft. So THAT'S why Microsoft called it the 360...It all comes full-circle "
cjcerny wrote:Being able to charge 2-3 times what most games cost once they are 3-4 years old is not price fixing. It's called success. They sell it at those prices because people are still willing to pay it. Look at Blizzard--they still want $30 (and get, by the way) for the Diablo II Treasure Chest. Diablo II is now 11 years old.
Sunburn74 wrote:They say that the shelf life of a game is about 6 months and then it'll find itself soon in the bargain bin.
Sunburn74 wrote:This depreciation is usually slow and steady with games losing a dollar here a dollar there until they reach their final bargain price.
Sunburn74 wrote:What makes me even more suspicious is that amazon refused to publish the listed price for a little while (a couple of days before the drop. I know because again, I've been waiting this game out) with a note saying the manufacturer put out restrictions requiring the new price to be only visible when the item was "added to cart".
Sunburn74 wrote:Is there foul work at play here?
Sunburn74 wrote:]How is it possible that the COD series games cost fullprice for so long and mysteriously avoid the slow steady depreciation other games seem to experience?
Sunburn74 wrote:understand the games are popular but its hard to see how the laws of supply and demand managed to keep MW1 and MW2 at such high prices for so long without even a budge in price for amazingly long periods of time.
lethal wrote:Considering that COD sells a bajillion copies at 60$, and a lot of those people buy the 15$ map packs, there's little incentive to drop prices. As far as I can tell Activision is the publisher that is least likely to have a sale/price reduction on steam, their prices are pretty much frozen all year round.
cjcerny wrote:Look at Blizzard--they still want $30 (and get, by the way) for the Diablo II Treasure Chest. Diablo II is now 11 years old.
tanker27 wrote:cjcerny wrote:Look at Blizzard--they still want $30 (and get, by the way) for the Diablo II Treasure Chest. Diablo II is now 11 years old.
your not looking hard enough.....Both Best Buy and Gamestop has it for 20.
Conversely, I played through the MW2 campaign for the eighth or ninth time last month... still heckuva lot of fun. Easily worth $60
SPOOFE wrote:That's interesting, I got much more enjoyment out of God of War III than MW2. As basic as Kratos is with his hack/slash, hack/slach, the level design was darn good, the environments gorgeous, the cutscenes interesting, the story arc didn't make me puke, and when I finished it I found myself wanting for more....I found MW2 to be the exact opposite.I consider it comparable to God of War III.
Vrock wrote:You guys played waaaay too much DOOM. And that's cool.