In many ways the gaming world is taking a few steps forward as technology gets better, but sadly, for every step forward it feels like there are some crucial steps back that only end up hurting the end consumer. If you are like me, you remember the days of the Super Nintendo fondly — everything except for the price of the games — where the cartridge-based games ran upwards of $70. Being a kid wasn’t easy, basically, because you wanted the best and newest games and had to wait for birthdays or holidays to get any, or horde whatever money you got from those as well as your allowance to save up to $70 (plus tax) to pick up a game.
We might be staring down the barrell of that same gun now, almost 20 years later, as according to analyst Michael Pachter, our next gen games could cost us $70. That is a $10 price hike over the current generation of retail games and apparently a way to offset the costs in developing next generation titles, as well as inflation.
How do you feel about paying an extra $10 for new games? Is it fair or unfair?