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    Default 35 Years of console launch prices

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    So the point of this is what? New consoles are expensive, it doesn't matter if something that came because it was more expensive or not.

    Just because I have something worth $700 and something worth $1,400 doesn't mean the thing worth $700 isn't expensive.


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    That's true.

    And keep in mind, everything to do with electronics has only gotten cheaper in time. What's more accurate is that the perceived value of a console nowadays is relatively lower than it was in the past. Could be rose-tinted glasses, could be that the majority of console releases just don't warrant a commitment to a particular console etc.

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    So if they cost one dollar each, but the price where rising for the last few years, they would be?

    Socrates is a duck kinda logic.

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    Wouldn't buy into that graphic, without a source, that at least tries to defend it's point. Could be done by anyone and by anyone I mean "person who doesn't know how to calculate the inflation adjusted prices correctly."
    Buying power isn't a constant. For that reason, that inflation adjustment only serves one purpose: Compare two different goods; Buying power simply falls out of the picture.
    What it does not enable one to do: Compare the price of a good to itself over the years and make assumptions about how cheap/expensive the good is.
    Last edited by Ronin; 09-14-2012 at 06:03 PM.

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    There should probably be a source for the graphic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    There should probably be a source for the graphic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    There should probably be a source for the graphic.
    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/1...st_history.php


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    Well, so it compares it to the standard commodity goods bucket.
    The problem is that the meaning of this measurement is degrading, since we actually spend less and less on stuff that goes into it.

    Since we know that the ratio of the money we spend on food is falling and this shows a further decrease in comparison to food, I would say that the assumption of a nationwide fall of the prices of the devices compared to total buying power went down and they are more easily affordable,
    I also think that the theory of this effect being a result of falling chip prices in general very plausible.

    Ergo:
    Statistics are actually depict a development that is even more drastic if you actually think about affordability, even though it lacks some depth. I would assume that the number of units sold per household would be a better estimate, though it wouldn't be as intuitive and "blog-able".

    It would be more interesting for the consumer anyways, to compare, which consoles are falling in price quickest, to see who is actually driving the market and also ofc this drags in the old debate of "which is better" on technical terms.
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    Basically what I see from this graph is that the WiiU gets Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive, then massive amounts of people start complaining about it being overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashis View Post
    Basically what I see from this graph is that the WiiU gets Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive, then massive amounts of people start complaining about it being overpriced.

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    "Forced" to buy WiiU because a game you liked before will have a sequel exclusive to that console - First world problems.

    ^^how I see all the whiners
    Bayoneta wasn't good itself to begin with. If people want tits, use google for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    "Forced" to buy WiiU because a game you liked before will have a sequel exclusive to that console - First world problems.

    ^^how I see all the whiners
    Bayoneta wasn't good itself to begin with. If people want tits, use google for it.
    Pretty much.

    I seem to recall a lot of folk criticizing Bayonetta for being a DMC clone and now it's suddenly a crowd favorite? I have the game and thought it was alright, mostly for the music, but it's not something I'd run out to buy for any console. Then again since I plan on eventually getting a WiiU anyway, I don't have much to complain about.

    50$ set aside every two weeks = brand new WiiU, should you want one. Anybody with a job can pretty much set that budget and have one by Christmas.
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    The people who ***** about the prices being too high are the kind of people who feel entitled to the newest technology, because for some reason if 1 person gets to be up to date then it's only fair for everyone else to be, too?.. They feel like they're going to die if they don't have all the extra polygons and pixels and on screen visuals they can get, or they can't play the newest sequel the very second it releases.

    Both my PS2 and my NDS put together didn't cost $300, and I get just as much fun, if not more, out of those than I ever would from a 360 or a PS3 or a Wii. I'll get a PS3 when the next generation cycles in and not only will it be cheap as **** at that point compared to what people will be paying for the next gen, but I'll have this massive amount of games to choose from while the next gen owners will have 5 bland *** action games whose only selling point is their graphics.

    People just need to stop being babies and deal with the fact that crying isn't going to get them free shit.

    *Not trying to sound like a *****, just saying the only reason pricing is even a topic is because people feel way too entitled.
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    doesn't take into account the money you spend getting new versions of games from the previous console generations.

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