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Dead Best Buy: Tons of Switch Games starting at $9.99

an actual sale switch lame romeosucks noLRGpreorder wishIstillhadGCU

#91 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:44 AM

What a shitty-ass sale!  All the good games are only $5-10 off.



#92 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1517 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:59 AM

That has nothing to do with Nintendo. That is all the ‘memory for carts are much more expensive than discs, $5+ for 16GB vs sub-$1 for a 50GB Blu Ray’ so what do you want? That’s the trade off with a hybrid console
You can’t honestly expect publishers to sell switch versions without the tax because it would be a much lower profit margin.
$30 game (30% to console maker, lets just say 10% to retailer) makes $18 after all those fees on a blu Ray because they cost less than $1.
But a Switch cart, 16GB and up, cost $5-$10. Ex: Apple has a good flash memory rate and they pay 25 cents per GB.
So for Switch that $30 game makes (30% to console maker, 10% retailer, $5 for cart) only $13 in profit vs $18 for PS4 version.
Hence why publishers price them at $10 more.

Again, how is THQ to blame?

#93 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13036 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:25 AM

That has nothing to do with Nintendo. That is all the ‘memory for carts are much more expensive than discs, $5+ for 16GB vs sub-$1 for a 50GB Blu Ray’ so what do you want? That’s the trade off with a hybrid console

You can’t honestly expect publishers to sell switch versions without the tax because it would be a much lower profit margin.

$30 game (30% to console maker, lets just say 10% to retailer) makes $18 after all those fees on a blu Ray because they cost less than $1.

But a Switch cart, 16GB and up, cost $5-$10. Ex: Apple has a good flash memory rate and they pay 25 cents per GB.

So for Switch that $30 game makes (30% to console maker, 10% retailer, $5 for cart) only $13 in profit vs $18 for PS4 version.

Hence why publishers price them at $10 more.

The thing is there are a lot of publishers that don't charge any Switch cart tax.  Publishers like NIS America, Rising Star Games, PM Studios, and Aksys (to name a few, plus most of the bigger publishers) charge the same price for identical PS4 and Switch games.

 

Could it be that they are taking a financial hit pricing them as such, or could it be that the price to make Switch carts isn't as big as some publishers have lead us to believe?

 

I actually think the $29.99 price on a lot of Switch games is due to some sort of Nintendo new release minimum pricing.  There has been exactly one new release Switch game that I'm aware of that was priced below $29.99 - Has Been Heroes, which was a Gamestop exclusive.  Every other release has been priced at $29.99 or above at release.



#94 flix1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1640 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:15 PM

de Blob (1) is no longer listed on Best Buy's site.

#95 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14152 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:10 PM

How is Gal Metal?  It's a rhythm game, right?  For $15, I would've given it a go, as I love rhythm games.  (I see it's sold out though; dang.)



#96 duderanch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:49 PM

How is Gal Metal?  It's a rhythm game, right?  For $15, I would've given it a go, as I love rhythm games.  (I see it's sold out though; dang.)

Gamestop has it for $14.99 (in store only)



#97 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4443 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:35 PM

Trying to get Sphinx, keeps saying sold out.



#98 kraftwerks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1311 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

kraftwerks

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:55 PM

It's full price in stores which seems to be the case with first party Switch games lately. They will need to match the site.


only problem with that is, historically, they wouldnt apply gcu to the online price match. I’ll just order online then.

#99 LunarApex   CAG Ninja CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

If anyone thinks those cartridges cost $5 to make they're a fool. Storage has dropped tremendously over the years in regards to pretty much every format. I'm sure the switch doesn't have the bandwidth capability to need anyting high-end either...

#100 MulderYuffie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1145 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:02 PM

Wish i would've got in on This is the Police 1&2.

#101 Modus Pwnens   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   172 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:56 AM

If anyone thinks those cartridges cost $5 to make they're a fool. Storage has dropped tremendously over the years in regards to pretty much every format. I'm sure the switch doesn't have the bandwidth capability to need anyting high-end either...


It's not what they cost to make, it's what Nintendo charges to make them.

#102 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10157 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:10 AM

Everything is dead, how do you change the title? It only lets me lock or hide on mobile. Nm

Xenoblade chronicles 2 prequel is $32.99, paid $26.39 after GCU. Looks like it’s only available for store pick up.

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6255353

#103 born free   Old School CAGiversary!   4786 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:27 AM

Everything is dead, how do you change the title? It only lets me lock or hide on mobile. Nm

Xenoblade chronicles 2 prequel is $32.99, paid $26.39 after GCU. Looks like it’s only available for store pick up.

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6255353

You can also pickup at Target for $19.99 (additional 5% off if you have redcard)

 

https://www.target.c...ch/-/A-53741348



#104 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1627 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

Giana sisters is back in stock. Too bad that didn't happen last week!!!

#105 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

Giana sisters is back in stock. Too bad that didn't happen last week!!!


Funny how that works, huh?

#106 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14152 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

Gamestop has it for $14.99 (in store only)

Thanks for this.

Had my wife snag their last copy for me.  Sadly, it was a "Gamestop new" copy, which means already opened...but I had her grab it anyway.



#107 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4114 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:05 PM

Managed to get Sphinx and cursed mummy for in store pickup in nyc on Saturday- definitely a game of a different time

#108 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:58 PM

Yeah but then the pickup order will sit on the pickup shelf for a whole week!

Yes, but after that it will go back on the shelf to be bought again by customers.