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Peepers
07-21-2004, 05:10 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/07/20/news_6103052.html

Gamespot and EBgames seem to think it's pretty likely.

Spaztic
07-21-2004, 09:41 AM
sweet jesus man, this would be off the hook, all of the best sports games only 20 bones.....sign me up!

LTM360
07-21-2004, 09:46 AM
Sign me up for NHL :) I sure hope this is $20.

Peepers
07-21-2004, 01:48 PM
Do you guys think EA will ever respond by lowering its prices to compete?

CarGuy
07-21-2004, 02:09 PM
I wonder if they'll be losing money by doing this. It'd be great if these games did REALLY well and other companies started dropping prices!

RockTheCasba
07-21-2004, 03:51 PM
they already said all the espn sports game will be 20 bucks

Peepers
07-21-2004, 05:34 PM
they already said all the espn sports game will be 20 bucks

No they haven't. As the article I linked to points out, the price for other ESPN sports games has not yet been confirmed.

BlindSniper
07-21-2004, 09:29 PM
Sounds awsome to me! That's the way it should be, I think ESPN took note of that, paying 50 bucks each year for almost the same game is ubsurd.

lllSmokelll
07-21-2004, 09:36 PM
I wonder if they'll be losing money by doing this. It'd be great if these games did REALLY well and other companies started dropping prices!
it costs them wut $5...$10 to make a copy of a game?



not makin as much money per sale but they aint losin money

Brutus
07-22-2004, 02:56 PM
it costs them wut $5...$10 to make a copy of a game?



not makin as much money per sale but they aint losin money
Try under a dollar. Manual & case maybe another $1.50
Probably about $2.00
They don't make there money by selling the discs, that's old school thinking, back to the cartridge days. They're selling the software. But you figure the Hours of Audio (Presented in Dolby Digital which I thought was sweet) & all of the stats & everything else, the only way they will make money is with volume sells.
Maybe that's why they dropped their price!
As far as NHL goes, I doubt they'll drop the price of that one. Too many people bought that because no one's brainwashed like they are when it comes to football - pertaining to Hockey - if that makes any sense.

RockTheCasba
07-22-2004, 07:56 PM
No they haven't. As the article I linked to points out, the price for other ESPN sports games has not yet been confirmed.

when they first announced nfl football would be 20 i thought i heard on g4techtv that all the other ones would be 20 also

LTM360
07-22-2004, 08:26 PM
Casba, I thought that too, apparently I read it wrong on Gamespot. But hey, oh well.

It does cost less than $5 / per copy of a game, but you gotta think, how did the paychecks go to those people who helped make the game? I'm sure in the end they will lose money on certain games being $20, unless they sold, lets say a million copies, and as of now, I highly doubt any sports game by SEGA/VC would sell less than a million at $20.