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Now Loading…Retail Game Prices – Should They Be Higher or Lower? And Overall Thoughts

January 15, 2016 Written by Alex Co

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With news last week that some game prices in Canada have risen to an astronomical $85 per game, it’s time the PlayStation LifeStyle crew take a look at game prices, whether it should increase, and whatnot in this latest entry in Now Loading.

Important to note that while some people today might think $60 per game is expensive, that price has been relatively consistent for more than a decade (don’t believe me? Check out these ads from the ’90s). We’ve seen some price bumps here and there, but for the most part, game prices have not moved much throughout the years. It certainly can’t compare to the cartridge era when games would cost $70 and upwards back then (imagine that with inflation factored in!). I remember my parents, back then, buying Super Famicom (SNES) games that were super expensive, which I don’t think I’d be OK buying now.

What’s your take on video game prices? Should they remain the same? Be lower for digital games? Maybe even higher for those with big production budgets? Sound off and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you’re a during the “cartridge era,” chime in what your most expensive game purchase was.


Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms).

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