Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 18

Thread: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    First off, sure, I am not entitled to anything so they can price stuff as they please.

    All I know is that I cannot remember the last time I purchased a AAA title at launch, mainly owing to pricing and the fact I do not think their games are worth what they are asking for. Nothing is "groundbreaking" nowadays.

    Even grey market/stolen keys are around £35 give or take at times.

    I realise in this day and age, for every person like me, there are 50 kids all aboard the hype train throwing money out of the windows and fair play to them.

    Sure, I will be buying Insurgency Sandstorm ready for launch and purchased Mothergunship but neither are AAA.

    Also, what is with multiple SKU's at launch...

    Super Game - Standard
    Super Game - Super Standard
    Super Game - Super Standard Deluxe
    Super Game - Super Standard Deluxe Putin Edition

    I get that it is business but how did these scumbags worm their way into the industry.

  2. #2
    Senior Member spacein_vader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Darkest Northamptonshire
    Posts
    911
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    195 times in 137 posts
    • spacein_vader's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus B85M-G
      • CPU:
      • i5 4460 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4x4GB Crucial DDR3 1600
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD, 256GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus RX-480 Dual OC 4GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W modular
      • Case:
      • Antec Mini P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765, Dell Ultrasharp U2412
      • Internet:
      • Origin Fibre Max

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    The bit that annoys me is that we've reached pricing parity with the consoles, but publishers don't have to pay the licencing fee to Sony/MS/Nintendo for PC games so they make more profit from us.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Spreadie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    an island in the south
    Posts
    1,452
    Thanks
    204
    Thanked
    240 times in 165 posts
    • Spreadie's system
      • CPU:
      • Dell XPS 15 9570
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Aorus Gaming Box 1070
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer H277HU
      • Internet:
      • Two cans and damp string

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I don't buy them at launch. Simples.

    Vote with your wallet.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


  4. #4
    Evil Monkey! MrJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,747
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked
    272 times in 209 posts
    • MrJim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570K 'Ivybridge'
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengence LP
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256GB SSD 1TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD, 2 x 2TB Seagate HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1070 Amp 8GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-660
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT-02 Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 27" XG2703-GS
      • Internet:
      • 72mb/s fibre

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    The bit that annoys me is that we've reached pricing parity with the consoles, but publishers don't have to pay the licencing fee to Sony/MS/Nintendo for PC games so they make more profit from us.
    The added kicker for PC gamers is that you can't sell old PC games on in order to help fund new purchases, like console users can.

    Like the OP, for the most part I just wait until prices come down for the title I'm interested in, and generally only buy games during Steam sales. The only AAA titles I buy from launch are ones I can be pretty sure I'll be sinking hundreds of hours of game-play into, like Battlefield etc.

  5. #5
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,454 times in 3,440 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I tend to rarely buy games at launch as I tend to wait for reviews and for the price to drop. The only exceptions tend to be games which you can get cheap before release since people sell the bundled code with their graphics card or the rare situation where I really want to play a game at release. The last time I bought a game in the latter scenario was Fallout 4,and I have a 1000+ hours in it.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    1,714
    Thanks
    158
    Thanked
    243 times in 179 posts
    • virtuo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus GRYPHON Z87
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K @4.8Ghz Corsair H100i GTX
      • Memory:
      • 32Gb G.Skill TridentX 2400 @ CAS9
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 EVO 120Gb + Many, many HDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 980Ti FTW
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (Orange)
      • Operating System:
      • Win10, Fedora
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell U2515H 1440p DELL U3415W Ultrawide for Work
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet Unlimited 80Mb

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Only ones I'd buy at launch tend to be the console exclusives that I have a real interest in.

    So I got GT Sport, Wipeout Omega (probably not AAA), and the last 2 Uncharted's for the Mrs on release.

    Anything else I'll wait for the price to drop massively or pick up 2nd hand. If it's good (and single player) it'll be just as good in a year or 2 as it is today.

  7. #7
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,283
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked
    454 times in 378 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5820K J-batch o/c to 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I couldn't even tell you which of mine are AAA nowadays. Elite, maybe?
    I'm getting Post Scriptum, but I don't think that's Triple-A given the price - It's not even £25!!

  8. #8
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,802
    Thanks
    634
    Thanked
    868 times in 733 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    If I really want it and I can get it for ~20 quid, then I will buy on release, I think the last time I did it was the previous tomb raider though.

    Although my gaming has been curtailed for a while, mainly concentrate on driving games when I do game, massively reducing the amount of titles I want to buy....although did pick up AC:O last week in a key store sale.....
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  9. #9
    Senior Member Jonj1611's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3,072
    Thanks
    677
    Thanked
    299 times in 250 posts
    • Jonj1611's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X370 Titanium
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 7 1700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1 x 1TB, 1 x 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8GB EVGA GTX1080 FTW
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 750W SuperNova G2
      • Case:
      • BeQuiet Silent Base 800
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer 31.5" QHD IPS LED
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 350MB

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I have been burnt a few times on launch games to find they are broken or just bad. So will tend to wait until a game has been out for a bit before buying. Last game I bought at launch was Company of Heroes 2
    Jon

  10. #10
    I really don't care Dashers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    875
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    103 times in 85 posts
    • Dashers's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-5930K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair DDR4 3000 Quad
      • Storage:
      • Intel 750 PCIe SSD; RAID-0 x2 Samsung 840 EVO; RAID-0 x2 WD Black; RAID-0 x2 Crucial MX500
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GeForce GTX 970 x2 SLI
      • PSU:
      • CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 720W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • x2 23.5" 1080 72Hz OC
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Elite: Dangerous was the last game that I bought early/full price. I was a beta-backer (so not KickStarter, but pre-release). Not sure whether it was worth it, the extras were essentially time limited. But I got so many hours out of that game I don't feel bad about it. Not sure if it classes as a AAA game though.

    Before that, I suspect it was Battlefield 3, or BC2.

    I'm so behind on my games, I rarely pay full price. I usually pick them up a year or two old in a Steam sale. I'm currently chipping through FarCry 3.

    Multiplayer games I play with a few other people who are all tight too. So we only play games that we pick up cheap. The most expensive game we've picked up was GTA5 and Rainbow Six Siege. Both costing us £20 in various deals.

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Muaadib's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z170-HD3P
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • Patriot 2x8GB DDR4 3000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 850 250GB SSD, WD Blue 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • His IceQ X2 OC R9 290 4GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12ii 620w
      • Case:
      • CiT Gforce
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 40J5100 LED TV
      • Internet:
      • 2mbps ADSL

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Not sure if it counts as an AAA game but mine was CS:GO. I also got Street Fighter V on release day but that was at almost half price.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I don't these days, ever since physical media basically disappeared for pc.
    closest was fallout 4 which I got in the first month but not launch day or week.
    cyberpunk is one I'm looking at getting on release but that's more to my long history with it, I used to be big into the rpg and CD Projekt has gained my trust not to balls it up.

  13. #13
    Going Retro!!! Ferral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    7,456
    Thanks
    387
    Thanked
    1,076 times in 685 posts
    • Ferral's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Z97-P
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K Haswell
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb Kingston SSD & 1.5 Tb Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4Gb
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750 Watt Modular
      • Case:
      • Zalman HD501 HTPC case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21" ASUS 1080P Widescreen LCD
      • Internet:
      • 20MB Sky Fibre

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Last one I bought was God of War for PS4 and that was about 2 weeks after launch prior to that I think it was Yakuza 0 also on PS4. Itend to hold off now and get stuff a few month later in sales.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Smudger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    3,476
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked
    468 times in 353 posts
    • Smudger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gbyte GA-970A-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX8320 Black Edition
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 2x8G CML16GX3M2A1600C10
      • Storage:
      • 1x240Gb Corsair M500, 2TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Akasa Zen
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 200Mbit

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    I'm still catching up on my PS3 games, the last game I bought on launch was GT6, I think.

    So to me, games cost £10-£20...

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Bought Destiny 2 at launch, actually enjoyed it but then was asked to spend another £30 on the expansions shortly after, like an idiot I did and now being asked to buy another £35 expansion along with an annual pass also being available for a further £30! £40+£30+£35+£30 = £135 and its not even a year old. Safe to say I'll be waiting for a reduced complete edition for new AAA games going forward!

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,793
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    143 times in 109 posts
    • Butcher's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • i7-4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB Corsair 1866 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 120GB SSD, 240GB SSD, 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650W
      • Case:
      • Big Black Cube!
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7

    Re: AAA Game pricing and the last time you purchased a AAA game at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    The bit that annoys me is that we've reached pricing parity with the consoles, but publishers don't have to pay the licencing fee to Sony/MS/Nintendo for PC games so they make more profit from us.
    On the other hand, PC games cost more to make.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •