Originally Posted by BDUB619
Always makes me a little worried when the price drops this quickly after launch. The game has only been out 2 weeks lol.
Getting back to what games used to cost back in the day new. I'm personally still uncomfortable going $60 for a new game. Something just seems wrong about paying more than $40.
Maybe it's because when I was a kid $40 was for a game was a pretty good investment. I think games were more in the mid $20's, but I might be thinking about a specific purchase that was indeed $40 that was the largest for me at that time and it was a tough decision. Turned out it was a somewhat decent purchase, but probably too much still. There were no such things as game stores or the Internet back then as far as i know. Kroger was the closest place for me to buy a game.
But I don't think that's what's holding me back from not wanting to pay more than $40 for a game these days. It's actually a little hard to figure why $40ish and thereabouts is where a comfort line is crossed, and I know others feel the same. But I don't think it is based on past pricing.
BTW, did you expect Hardline to be worth $40, or are you worried in general that EA and other developers are producing games that are not worth $60?
I personally like seeing games go for $40 2 weeks after release. They actually probably get more money from me and others at those prices anyways in the long run anyways.
I just think the gaming industry reached to high with their pricing. I see prices going back down to where they used to be (hopefully).