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OldBoy
01-15-06, 06:41 PM
Everywhere I go, games for GC are higher than ALL other consoles...PS2, XBOX, PC, Nintendo DS. My case in point is Circuit City right now. They have PJ's King Kong for $24.99 for PS2 and XBOX. $34.99 for PC and DS, and still $49.99 for GC...what the hell is up with that.

I have noticed it on other fairly newly released games like Two Thrones as well.

Joe Molotov
01-15-06, 07:10 PM
$24.99 is either a very recent pricedrop or a sale price for King Kong. Everywhere else, it's still $49.99. Maybe the sale was only for the XBOX and PS2 version, or maybe they just forgot to update the GC price.

Raider
01-15-06, 10:22 PM
I think stores have a larger inventory of PS2 and XBOX versions of games as they sell better, and less of an inventory of Cube games. Thus when a game doesn't really sell as well as they had thought they try to get rid of their games with the larger inventory. Or at least that's my theory.

gameover2k2
01-15-06, 11:49 PM
i suspect that 'cuase gamecube media is very hard to back up while PS2 and Xbox can easily be backed up.... so whoever want to buy the gamecube will have to pay premium... while PS2 and xbox games.. can be easily obtain both from more supply and back up capability... don't know just my guess

CRM114
01-15-06, 11:57 PM
Circuit City always does this. They do it with Madden 2006 too.

Supermallet
01-16-06, 01:54 AM
That's just a decision by the store. If we do a price drop or sale, we do it by title, not by platform.

PixyJunket
01-16-06, 09:11 AM
I love some of the out-there guesses. :lol:rotfl

There's no reason.. it's just whatever the store wants to do. Wal*Mart had Gun for Cube last night for like, $24.99 and the others were still priced normally so it happens both ways. There are some multi-platform releases that get a smaller print-run on the Cube and end up costing more on the second-hand markets years down the line but anything you see at places like Circuit City is just whatever the store wants to do.

sniper308
01-16-06, 06:39 PM
i suspect that 'cuase gamecube media is very hard to back up while PS2 and Xbox can easily be backed up.... so whoever want to buy the gamecube will have to pay premium... while PS2 and xbox games.. can be easily obtain both from more supply and back up capability... don't know just my guess

WTF?