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post #61 of 74
It seems perfectly reasonable that the UMD movies will be more than DVDs since you are paying for the coolness and portability. Also, UMD movies will not sell the quantities that DVDs sell so there is the economies of scale issue.
post #62 of 74
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Originally posted by Richard Paul
Actually the big issues with making a game is not based on the size of the game. After all games have increased over a hundred times in memory over the last 15 years and have stayed about the same in pricing. In fact some of the most expensive console games came out on the Super Nintendo. What is expensive is the time and resources spent making the game. As for how much is to much for a game that depends on the game.
I remember when I was a kid, I (or my parents) used to regularly buy new retail games for my Atari 800XL for $19.99 or $24.99. Even moving into the IBM PC 286/386 days, new software could be had for $29.99 in many cases. As you know, games now generally don't sell for less than $49.99.

So how can you claim that game prices haven't gone up in the last 15 years? It certainly seems like they have to me, at least based on my own anecdotal evidence. In any case, a hand-held game should be using less in the way of music assets, art assets, level design, etc. Everything is smaller and simpler; it's like coding for an older system, where the base development costs are less.

As far as Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 game prices, I believe much of the expense in that era was caused by their choice of expensive solid-state memory as the game media. That is, a gigantic expensive ROM cartridge to hold the code, while today a plastic DVD-ROM costs almost nothing.
post #63 of 74
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Originally posted by Slordak

In any case, a hand-held game should be using less in the way of music assets, art assets, level design, etc. Everything is smaller and simpler; it's like coding for an older system, where the base development costs are less.

you're still thinking in terms of older handhelds. Even the DS which is a full generation behind graphically, has games that cost $40. With the PSP smaller and simpler is no longer the case. In many cases the audio production is exactly the same as the console version (see NBA Street Remix). Graphically you're pretty much dealing with Dreamcast graphics and in some cases better, and if I recall correctly most DC games were $50. there are big teams working on many PSP games, and even still games with high production values such as Ridge racers are still selling for $40.
post #64 of 74
if the ds is released now, and the psp is released now, then how the hell can the ds be a "generation behind"? they are in the same generation...
post #65 of 74
PSP = PS2 quality
DS = N64 quality
post #66 of 74
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Wouldn't that make the DS 2 generations behind?
post #67 of 74
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Originally posted by talbain
if the ds is released now, and the psp is released now, then how the hell can the ds be a "generation behind"? they are in the same generation...
If you're going to quote me at least do it right. I said "a full generation behind graphically " Like psycho said DS= N64
post #68 of 74
I won't even consider getting one until there's some solid games released. Namely, some good RPGs that can compare with the better stuff on PS2.
post #69 of 74
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Originally posted by newsguy
If you're going to quote me at least do it right. I said "a full generation behind graphically " Like psycho said DS= N64
lol sorry man but that's still wrong. i will now quote directly from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

"generation: a group of individuals born and living contemporaneously"

Nintendo DS launched in november, PSP launched in december, they are living contempraneously, they are the SAME generation, by definition. see? and who says the net is only good for porn...
post #70 of 74
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Originally posted by talbain
lol sorry man but that's still wrong. i will now quote directly from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

"generation: a group of individuals born and living contemporaneously"

Nintendo DS launched in november, PSP launched in december, they are living contempraneously, they are the SAME generation, by definition. see? and who says the net is only good for porn...
Wow...wow. I'm speechless. Your post and definition have nothing to do with gaming, and I will say again, graphically these 2 handhelds are not sporting graphics of the same generation. Although you are right about the internet being useful, it helped me find this for you...

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post #71 of 74
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Originally posted by UnknownSou
I won't even consider getting one until there's some solid games released. Namely, some good RPGs that can compare with the better stuff on PS2.
I'm with you. And what the hell is with Armored Core and Metal Gear?! Both are from action franchises and neither is an actual action game on the psp! Such a waste...
post #72 of 74
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Originally posted by Slordak
I remember when I was a kid, I (or my parents) used to regularly buy new retail games for my Atari 800XL for $19.99 or $24.99. Even moving into the IBM PC 286/386 days, new software could be had for $29.99 in many cases. As you know, games now generally don't sell for less than $49.99.

So how can you claim that game prices haven't gone up in the last 15 years? It certainly seems like they have to me, at least based on my own anecdotal evidence. In any case, a hand-held game should be using less in the way of music assets, art assets, level design, etc. Everything is smaller and simpler; it's like coding for an older system, where the base development costs are less.

As far as Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 game prices, I believe much of the expense in that era was caused by their choice of expensive solid-state memory as the game media. That is, a gigantic expensive ROM cartridge to hold the code, while today a plastic DVD-ROM costs almost nothing.
Uh, 15 years ago was 1990, which was SNES, NES, and Genesis days. Games then were $50 to $70 so yes they have not gone up in the last 15 years, in fact even 20 years. If anything they've actually gone down in price over that period.
post #73 of 74
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Originally posted by Geise
I'm with you. And what the hell is with Armored Core and Metal Gear?! Both are from action franchises and neither is an actual action game on the psp! Such a waste...
Why the heck are people expecting 4th generation software out of a first generation wave and not to mention just a system launch? You do realize a lot of the first games didn't even have final hardware until late in the development. They likely aren't even pushing the system. You want major titles like Metal Gear developed on emulation? Come on, the games will come, but a lot of you seem to want every major franchise to have a release on the first day for some idotic reason. Games don't get developed out of mid air.
post #74 of 74
Those titles could have just as easily been action games. Now I'll either have to wait a long time before those franchises include action titles to the PSP library, or not get any at all. It's really just a matter of my personal preferences and expectations. I'm a follower of the AC and MGS series, and these titles are not what I look for in those games, so I'm just a bit disappointed.
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