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Sartori

Member Since 02 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2022 06:47 PM
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In Topic: 12 Days of Deals at Best Buy - Today: Gears 5 $4.99

02 December 2022 - 11:42 PM

Literally tempting, I might jump on it myself. Love the dishonored series just gotta make up my mind before the day is over.

I don't even have a Ps5 quite yet and I jumped in. Interesting enough concept for $10, working on getting some Ps5 stuff at these prices lately for the inevitable console purchase down the road. 


In Topic: Black Friday Videogame 2022 List and General Discussion

02 December 2022 - 08:06 PM

Agreed.  That said, I think this is the end result of digital games.  There just isn't much incentive for retailers to order a lot of disc/cart inventory when 50%-plus of games are now being sold digitally.  Let's face it, no retailer can carry the breadth and scope of games comparable to Steam, PSN, or Xbox GamePass.  It just means retailers are seeing fewer sales/foot traffic for those items now and thus feel less compelled to order much, which results in less to no excess inventory, meaning no reason put on big sales or offer big discounts.

 

All of the above, of course, is designed to kill off stores like GameStop.  How do you run a used-games store when there are fewer and fewer used games being traded in?  The answer is, well ... you can't.  The writing is really on the wall for GameStop -- it's just a matter of when it folds now; we're way passed the if stage.

 

Anyways, publishers all want to be like Nintendo in that they want to be able to maintain high game prices for periods of time after release.   I mean, Nintendo still can get away with selling Mario Odyssey for $50 years after its release. Nintendo's customers didn't accept the fact Nintendo games don't fall in price overnight.  That behavior settled in over years and years of intentional pricing bars.

 

I suspect as the industry shifts to becoming even more (and soon almost entirely) digital (let's say 80/20), more and more first party publishers will aim towards the Nintendo model.  Infrequent to no price drops, and small discounts during the holidays/special events.

No doubt, sadly. And that's when I dip out for the vast majority of games :(. 


In Topic: Black Friday Videogame 2022 List and General Discussion

30 November 2022 - 12:49 AM

 
I will say that I pulled Ghost of Tsushima DC PS5 out of my backlog with all the mentions of sales on that recently, that is one of the best open world games I have played in recent memory.  It is so well done, I am completely impressed with it.  I am currently pretty far into Act 2 as best as I can tell.  If you have that game in your backlog, you should make it next on your list, I think you will be pleasantly surprised as I was.  I usually space out the open world/sandbox games a lot just because they tend to be somewhat exhausting after a while.  I recently finished Zelda BOTW and then Maglam Lord PS4, then started GoT DC, it is an awesome game.


Awesome. I heard something good about this in passing from someone I respect and impulse bought it on BF, this is further encouraging !

In Topic: Black Friday Videogame 2022 List and General Discussion

30 November 2022 - 12:39 AM

You got it for 20? I only see it for $2128.99. Gotta love that penny savings.

https://www.walmart....on-5/2140770140

Glad I jumped in when I did, didn't realize inflation was *that* out of control!

It was 29.00, but I had a $10 code from joining free Walmart + and fulfilling the three easy conditions! (It can only be used on orders over 35, I had a $7 shovelware anime game for my daughter to mess with also in the cart).
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In Topic: Have: Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, random accessories Want: PayPal, Amazon GC o...

29 November 2022 - 07:00 PM

Might be interested in:

DQ XI, Origami King, and the Switch DW clones possibly. No trades, right?