[Wii] $50 Games Available for Pre-Order

Discussion in 'Games' started by Abulia, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Don't shoot the messenger, but it looks like those new Wii games are going to set you back $50 USD. From Engadget:
    Read the full article plus pictures here.

    So much for grossly cheaper games on the Wii, maybe?
     
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    It's just a preorder- the price doesn't mean anything, yet.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Who said that they would be "grossly cheaper"? Didn't Nintendo say no first-party game would cost more than $50?
     
  5. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. Definitly looks like a generic preorder price.

    Go to EBGames or an other similar site. Pick ANY console.
    Go to the "Coming soon" list.
    Check the prices on page 1 (firm release date): Prices vary a lot. (Many less expensive)
    Check the prices on the last page (vague release date): They are all the same. (Max price)

    Same deal here.

    And even if it's $50. It's still 10$ less than the average price of 360 games. I expect Sony games to be around $60 also. I'm still hoping for a lower price. Lot's of games on my list, so, the lower the better.
     
  6. Abulia thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Impressive. Less than 15 minutes for the Nintendo defenders to rise to the rescue. :)

    Again, don't shoot the freaking messenger. Go complain to BB or Engadget, not me.
     
  7. srobert macrumors 68020

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    I'm double checking but I see no trace of hostility in any of the posts above. Just a bunch of people breathing a sigh of relief that these prices are not official.

    P.S.: Glad to see you changed your "Nintendo Fanboy" catchphrase for "Nintendo Defender". ;) Sounds nicer.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Huh? We've known Wii games were going to be $50 for like a year...Nintendo kept saying they wouldn't charge more than $50. Same as Cube games.
     
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  10. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm, weren't we all expecting the $50 pricepoint? When they say "cheaper than current next-gen" it just means it's not $59.99. $50 is the consumer sweet spot for video games.

    Also pre-ordering software is ludicrous. There's always enough to go around when it's optical media. Software shortages are a thing of the past with no more cartidges :D
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Tch you Americans are on Peachy Street. 360 games are £50, PS3 games are estimated at £60. We were told Wii games would be either the same or a little more than current Cube prices. I don't see that changing over here. £30-40 for a new game is reasonable in our little world.
     
  12. Motley macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to have to side with the "Who was expecting games to be less than $50 dollar camp?" This isn't really a surprise to anyone.

    I will throw out, "Who would actually pre-order this far in advance?"
     

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