Originally Posted by number1laing
Sony doesn't want to take part in the race to the bottom, no. They don't want to devalue their old games.
A lot of these PS1 games are not disposable junk like iOS games. They are excellently crafted titles that provide a lot of gameplay. Final Fantasy VII is like $10, that's a great value. There aren't that many games on iOS as well done with as much gameplay (and many of them are by Square). These titles are worth more than $1.99.
Look, I like old PS1 games just as much as the next guy, but you really think a "digital" version of a PS1 game that is being emulated is worth more than 5 bucks ? No freaking way. Sure, there are collectors on Ebay that will pay a fortune for the real, physical game, if it happens to be a rare game, but a freaking digital version that is just being emulated ? Look, FF7 might be an exception to the rule, because Square can get away with charging $9.99 for that, but is anybody really going to buy 2Xtreme for $5.99 ? I'd much rather go to Togo's (west coast sandwich chain) and get a medium hot pastrami sandwich. Or Jet Moto, for $5.99, really ?
Those games should be 2 or 3 bucks max. Tomb Raider should be $5 not $10. Oddworld should be $5 not $10. Hell, I can get a complete, original Tomb Raider off craigslist for $5 easily. In that scenario, I'd actually have a real, tangible, physical item that can be resold to somebody else if I so choose, and it has the instruction booklet and jewel case artwork, etc, etc. Yet, Sony is going to sell me some 1's and zero's, that are simply being emulated for $10. Something I can never resell to anybody else? Look, PS1 stuff is from 1995 and 1996 and 1997. We are currently in the year 2012. That era is LONG gone. These games should be super cheap, to encourage people to buy a ton of them. Sure, maybe Final Fantasy should be $9.99, because they can get away with it, but 85 percent of the catalog should be 3 or 4 bucks at the maximum. Some of it should be 99 cents or two bucks.