How much are you willing to pay for a game?

sekoidd
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i can pay 50 or more if game is realy good, but i allways try demo first then a buy a game, but if i know game is good i just pay any ammount, and game must last long not 12hrs stuped singel player and pay 24£ for this i just go and download, maybe plays 2hrs then uninstall

Anonymous

I usually get them free, but when a good game comes out like Cod4-6 to battlefield i'm willing to pay 70+

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I don't pirate - I always pay for my games and software. Sure it costs me but I fear being picked on by my ISP (like 1:500000 get caught I think) - I don't take many risks.

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Yeah, it's so easy to download games these days. You mount or burn the image and use the cracks. Why pay 50$ for a game I can just download? But for 20$ I will pay that because it's like going to the movies and saved me time haxoring software.

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$19.99 for PS2 titles and $29.99 for the PC = WinZ!!!

Anonymous

Over 45$ is a big no-no. I will never never never pay more than 45$ for a game.

Anonymous

As high as 70$ in equivalent us dollars can the newest games cost here in Denmark. For a game I fan for, I would most likely buy it, if the price agrees with my enthusiasm for the game in question. I sometimes wait for the price to drop, though, as recently: Bioshock 2, Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect 2 went for 60$ each. I started out with Bioshock. About a month after, Dragon Age was down to 40$.

Anonymous

i dwnload them for free cuz you can play them a week or two before they come out

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I am willing to spend $40-$50 for a game I get to keep and play as long as I like. Some of the new delivery channels such as time-limited use should be no more than $0-$10.

I am also a fan of in-game advertising to supplement cost-savings to the consumer.

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Interesting results... It seems that most of you are comfortable paying $30 for a game. Still... a lot won't pay anything for a game.

Anonymous

i know that problem i would pay 50 for skyrim cause iam a TES fan and for BF3 but MW3 or mass effect or valve games are not really 40 dollars worth i would pay maximum 20 or 30

Anonymous

$50+ for games I would play a lot (sc2, d3)

otherwise, ~$20

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I really have no idea why would some body pay more then 25 dollars for a game, when you can get it for free

Anonymous

I would pay 30ish for an "OK" game. 50 for a good title and over 60 for great games with replay values. (COD6, SF4, starcraft, etc)

Anonymous

I don't like to spend much more than 30 bucks for a game but if its a really good game and i really like & want it then i will spend upto 50bucks unless i can get it off ebay for a good price.

Anonymous

Here in australia games are very overpriced. Most PC and console games are $100 and most DS games are $70.

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Hey, its nothing to drop $50 on a single round of golf, so paying $40 for a game I enjoy over and over is a reasonable investment.
I almost never buy games. I let my wife buy them for me as gifts for birthday, Christmas, and Fathers Day. Otherwise I wait for them to drop significantly in price before making the purchase.
I also really the idea of demos. I've bought a couple of crappy games that I wouldn't have if I'd played a demo first.

Anonymous

I believe in buying games, as it gives game developers money for their work, and continued game making.

However, here in australia, brand new games on PC cost around $100 brand new, and on consoles, sometimes a whopping $120-$130. Take note, our dollar is 90 cents american, so while we should be paying about 10% more than you, we can pay up to 50-60% more.

When I buy a game, I usually get it off steam, as it is listed at the american price of 40-50 dollars, saving me an additional 50.

Id like to see games priced lower, around 30-40 US dollars, as I believe this would be the sweet-spot for the developers to sell many games and make lots of money.

A success story using this method is valve. Look at their games, such as the orange box when it came out. 50 dollars for 5 games......and one of the highest selling games of ll time.

I would also like to extend a thank-you to Rodney..... My last 3 PC builds have come down to your video reviews, and I think it is a wonderful resource to have on the internet.

Anonymous

I would pay £25-£30 for a new release, but an average of £15-£20 for older releases (ie 3 months old). However, i think that a games quality should decide this 3 month price. For example quality games like Halo 3/CoD4/Rome:Total War should still be the original launch price, and terrible releases like Far Cry (i found it lacking so much i never got a second gun past the first one you get in that shed) should be valued at about £5. Thankfully the latter part of this system is showing in shops for second hand copies.

Anonymous

$30 sounds about right. I'll never pay any more than $40 on any game. It's just not worth it even if I have the extra money for it. If you are willing to pay more than like $50 and already have a solid job, good for you. But if you don't, you better get a life. In the end, a game is a game.

Anonymous

Same prices in Italy: 59,99 € for a pc game and you can even find PS3/Xbox360 titles at 65 € :~.
I'm personally willing to pay a game not more than 35/40 €.

Anonymous

hah, that's nothing, i live in the middle east.
we get games a week b4 release dates ALWAYS, and we pay list price 61 US$.

Anonymous

25$
in my opinion the reason sales might not be covering costs is cuz most ppl have to pick and choose what games to buy. games are priced at a point where most consumers have to pick and choose what game to buy. impulse buys are gone(T_T)

back in the PS2 generation it was near impossible to find original games where i live. bootlegging games was the norm games were going for 5-10 US$ it was normal to leave a game store with 3-8 games. my point is that low prices WILL increase sales. i bought 600+ ps2 games in those days.

to be honest, companies that push out shovel-ware should lose money and close. I'm tired of hearing that companies are loosing money with a new IP. if ur game sucks then no one will give u a chance for 60$

i say the industry should try to follow in the path Steam is walking. when L4D1 got a 50% discount on steam, sales more than doubled.

if you make games cheaper, more ppl will buy more games.

Tech1sus
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A buddy of mine is a game trader, I get all my games from him, it's great cuz I know him, if I don't like a game I can just return it and get a refund.

But at €100 (about $125) a piece, it's not cheap...

* I get too play some games a week or two before the rest of the world does *

Anonymous

I willingly pay 20 dolar
because in the Netherlands = $ 20 € 14
that's nothing.
the starting price of games in our country is € 60 ($ 81)
and that is a lot of money

(mak868 youtube)

Anonymous

I willingly pay 20 dolar
because in the Netherlands = $ 20 € 14
that's nothing.
the starting price of games in our country is € 60 ($ 81)
and that is a lot of money

(mak868 youtube)

Anonymous

I don't mind paying 60, If I know its going to be a great game. So something like "Halo, or Call of duty" I know I'm getting my money worth.

Or a game that I can play a demo of, That way I can get a really good feel before buying it.

But if there no demo, or a game in a series like halo, or CoD. Then I'm less likly to play over 30.

Anonymous

I have to say that t depends on the game. if the game is good I can go very far if I want to

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You can save alot of money with these 60$ games that only give 20 hours of game play just by pirating them. Most of my games now are on steam after they run a sale. I would probably pay 30$ for a new release game, but after 6 months 20$ or less for me. Look at the price for MW2. They charge that much because the demand to play is that strong and not because it's a good game but rather there are not enough new games worth it. Never mind the fact that I found MW2 to be the worst pc shooter game I've ever played in multiplayer! And it's the only game I've paid full price for in years. I got suckered! I will not buy an Xbox, and will not pay extra for these retarded game ports.

20$ or less or I will not buy them... didn't say I won't play them. Muahah! :P

Anonymous

I usually download games for free and if I like them I buy them. I usually only pay $20-$30 when games are on sale and such, but I don't think I would ever pay more than $40 for a game.

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Shattered Horizon is $20, bought it on sale for $10. $20 dollars is awesome for a game, but the content is probably lacking unless it's really old. Games always lower in price if you wait a year, so there is always the possibility to get that game you wanted if you are patient. But a New game is usually $49.99 new unless it comes with a FACEHUGGER, T-Shirt, GOLD SHINY CASE AND EXTRA CONTENT for just $30 more dollars...

Anonymous

I feel very bad for other countries with huge prices on them since they money is lower then US so its priced higher instead of lower!. Even in the US its high and some PC games don't add much replay value. Actually some of the 20-25$ like plants vs zombies are even way more fun. Only games I have bought for PC are starcraft, warcraft 3, fallout 3, dragon origins, plants vs zombies, sim3 and waiting for mw2 to drop price to get it. every other game I have tired is junk and junked it after the pirate copy. Some games are just fun and I am running a 5850 Radeon so you cant say its because of my bad graphics because I can pull very good fps but the games are just not fun or are a let down.

Anonymous

When Steam had there super holiday sale I bought 5 games for under $50 and that felt pretty amazing lol. I would say that Steam is already accomplishing to give games very cheap and Steam is starting something amazing for gamers. I think console games are the biggest rip off. I saw Left 4 Dead 2 on the 360 for around $85 when you can just get the Valve Complete pack (look on Steam) for only $100.

Anonymous

so were looking at most people wanted to pay $30

then people are looking to pay above that

and the rest will pay any price for a game

Anonymous

around $30 usd for a new game is what i'm willing to pay. but since game are $60 I would rather wait a week and buy it used unless its a game i'm looking forward to.

Anonymous

I saw far cry for 15€. I concidered it but I'm still waiting for it to lower.
I would say I'd pay about €30ish
So I voted 40$

Anonymous

I'm used to paying 90 USD here. But I generally tend to try and avoid spending more than 60 USD for a game.

Anonymous

If game is worth to pay i can pay any monay for it (games like BRB, GTR2, MDK, RtCW) no new games are worth that type of money.

Anonymous

it really depends on what game! if i am going to play for at least more than a year, like crysis and far cry 2, i will buy it!

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I think that $30 is the best price because there are a lot of games out there that are not that grate and it really suck when we as gamers pay $50-$60 for a bad game.

Anonymous

i hate when i download service want to have just as much for a downloadeble version as a retail version.

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I agree with you on FAR CRY 2, I couldn't bring myself to finish it :/

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I BOUGHT FAR CRY 2 FOR 49.00 IT WASN'T WORTH 10.00
BUT I THINK THE GAME MAKERS SHOULD MAKE MONEY IF IT IS A DECENT GAME.
I DOWNLOADED TWO GAMES ILLEGALLY BEFORE.I WOULD RATHER BUY THEM ON STEAM SO I DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THE CD KEY.

Anonymous

In Norway games costs about 100$ and then i download illegaly to try the game if it's no demo and then i buy if i like. But i buy games for 60$+

Anonymous

depends on the game....id say between 20 to 40 bucks will be very reasonable

Anonymous

As I live in Denmark PS3 games cost about $100
So i have to pay 60 or more

Anonymous

It really depends on the game...
If it's a good game (e.g. BioShock (1), Crysis (1)) I think that even 40 is a good price. However, I usually never by a game without playing a demo and watching some gameplayvideos on YouTube. Unfortunately there is no demo for every game (e.g. Far Cry 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,...) so I would have to download them illegal if I want to try the game.

Anonymous

I hope some of the game developers are reading this, because i have some requests :) I don't think the price is that important,i pay up to 100 USD for a new game. My main consern are error like this:

Empire/Napoleon-Total War: Everything on it runs great. But when ever I go to do a battle, it freezes at the loading screen. Well, not completely freeze. It will load until there is just a little space left on the loading bar and the bar will proceed to flicker. At which point there will be noise as if the battle has loaded. When I hit escape, I can hear the menu opening and closing. But I'm stuck on the loading screen..

I resolved it by altering any graphic settings in the option menu and it reloads ok.

When will we see a new flight simulator?
I realy hope someone like EA makes one..

Anonymous

In the UK games are not so overpriced but I still think £35-£40 is too much. Fortunately PC games are usually £5-£10 pounds cheaper which is perfectly fine with me.

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i think that a reasonable price for a game is around £15.