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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

$100 Version of Tales of Xillia... Really?

What's up with the pricing of these "Special or Collector's Edition" of video game releases these days. Like this one for the upcoming highly anticipated role playing game, Tales of Xillia on the PlayStation 3, for instance:

Just go out and buy a Barbie doll if you are that desperate for a figurine?

The price? It's $99.99. Wow, seriously? I mean, there are people out there who would actually fall for this ridiculous price? It's bad enough that the standard release is $59.99 but to add a whopping $40 for some soundtrack CD, an artbook, and a little doll? Since this game almost didn't get a domestic release, I suppose Namco Bandai Games was able to smell the blood in the water and is now primed to take advantage of desperate zombie gamers with no brains. Before I completely lost interest in "Special Edition" releases, I did get them every so often but I have never paid $100.00 or anything remotely close to that just to get a special box, book, et cetera. If anything, we should expect those extra things to be included with that standard $59.99 version. Stop allowing greedy developers from stealing your cash thus empowering them to continue the abuse. Always pay appropriately and please, always pay responsibly.

2 comments:

Chalgyr Vokel said...

At least it's a collector's edition. I was floored not too long ago to realize that Xenoblade Chronicles is apparently already in such short supply that you get it used for over $100 in most places.

Loner Gamer said...

Even if it's the "Collector's Edition", to charge additional $40 for those measly additions is really not okay. And this is not some crazy price a seller hiked up to swindle people but it's the MSRP.

Speaking of short supply predators, I remember someone was trying to sell the 32GB Wii U for a million dollars on Amazon during the Wii U shortage...