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User Info: LOLIAmAnAlt

LOLIAmAnAlt
7 months ago#11
As for Doom, my guess is $40
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LOLIAmAnAlt
7 months ago#12
yohabroha posted...
Well there wasn't really a uniform MSRP then like there is now. Some SNES games cost $70 back then while some cost $40 or $50. So bang for your buck is kind of just relative to games that were coming out at whatever time you're looking at until you get to where it was more or less standard during the PS2/GC/Xbox era. In one sense it was better back then, $70 SNES games back then were usually the ones we regard as system classics now. Today $60 can be a My Little Pony point and click adventure or it can be Witcher 3. Exaggerating a little of course, but you get the idea.

Not really true.
For example, Pit Fighter was 60 bucks.
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Requiem
7 months ago#13
LOLIAmAnAlt posted...
As for Doom, my guess is $40
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$40...plus Shipping&Handling!
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User Info: Monopoman

Monopoman
7 months ago#14
I like how it says ask for the hint manual, the only thing cryptic about Doom was hidden rooms, other than that the game is extremely straight forward.
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thelocalhentai
7 months ago#15
LOLIAmAnAlt posted...
yohabroha posted...
Well there wasn't really a uniform MSRP then like there is now. Some SNES games cost $70 back then while some cost $40 or $50. So bang for your buck is kind of just relative to games that were coming out at whatever time you're looking at until you get to where it was more or less standard during the PS2/GC/Xbox era. In one sense it was better back then, $70 SNES games back then were usually the ones we regard as system classics now. Today $60 can be a My Little Pony point and click adventure or it can be Witcher 3. Exaggerating a little of course, but you get the idea.

Not really true.
For example, Pit Fighter was 60 bucks.

Power Rangers was 80 bucks or so...

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yohabroha
7 months ago#16
LOLIAmAnAlt posted...
yohabroha posted...
Well there wasn't really a uniform MSRP then like there is now. Some SNES games cost $70 back then while some cost $40 or $50. So bang for your buck is kind of just relative to games that were coming out at whatever time you're looking at until you get to where it was more or less standard during the PS2/GC/Xbox era. In one sense it was better back then, $70 SNES games back then were usually the ones we regard as system classics now. Today $60 can be a My Little Pony point and click adventure or it can be Witcher 3. Exaggerating a little of course, but you get the idea.

Not really true.
For example, Pit Fighter was 60 bucks.

Which isn’t $70, and even at that price point I used the qualifier “usually”
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KenshiroX
7 months ago#17
I remember the shareware version, IE, the first 1/3 of the game was about 10 dollars. First game I ever got for my new computer.

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DarkZV2Beta
7 months ago#18
KenshiroX posted...
I remember the shareware version, IE, the first 1/3 of the game was about 10 dollars. First game I ever got for my new computer.

What? The shareware version was free. You got ripped off.
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Monopoman
7 months ago#19
DarkZV2Beta posted...
KenshiroX posted...
I remember the shareware version, IE, the first 1/3 of the game was about 10 dollars. First game I ever got for my new computer.

What? The shareware version was free. You got ripped off.

Some stores charged a few bucks for it due to the cost of manufacturing the disk+packaging it came in. Yeah, once the internet became more of a thing and you could just download the shareware game then it was free.
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captsplatter_1
7 months ago#20
sampama226 posted...
yohabroha posted...
You're definitely going to get mixed results here, not because certain people are wrong, but because MSRP was undercut a lot more often back then compared to now. More mom and pop stores were willing to go under MSRP because big box stores hadn't nearly wiped them out yet.


That's interesting to note. Because $30 1993 is equal to almost the $60 pricetag of today's games, and if that's indeed below MSRP and its more like $50 full price, then you're looking at a lot more bang for your buck these days, content wise of course.

And then N64 releases and the games cost $80 back then. Back then the high cost was due to manufacturing of carts, now a days the high cost (if we include the DLC) is the development of the games.
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