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Topic Subject:AOEIII price vrs AOEII and AOM
CK the Fat
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 03:42 PM EDT (US)         
As we all know, AOEIII will be marketed commonly at $50. I was wondering, how much was AOK when it came out? AOM?

I remember seeing AOM for only forty dollars, initialy, and I think AOK was only at #30. Does anyone remember exactly?

I must say I'm a little dissapointed that the cost is so high (yes, I know it's industry standard) because the age games used to be one of the better AND cheaper games on shelves (and this isn't after price-drop, either.)

But I know ES spent three full years on this game, probably racking up expenses higher than ever before, and I will purchase this game nonetheless.

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Matei
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 03:58 PM EDT (US)     1 / 20       
It's going to get cheaper over time, like all other games. But they can get more money from the most dedicated players this way.

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The_Assimilator
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 04:27 PM EDT (US)     2 / 20       
When a game is released here in England its usually around 49.99, at least for PC games. For console games its about 39.99 at initial release. AOM was about 29.99 i think.
Kr0n0s
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 04:36 PM EDT (US)     3 / 20       
well it's at 44.99 in amazon.co.uk (collectors)

Normal verion is at 29.99


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Klo
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 04:56 PM EDT (US)     4 / 20       

Quote:

When a game is released here in England its usually around 49.99, at least for PC games. For console games its about 39.99 at initial release. AOM was about 29.99 i think.

I have never seen a PC game (non-collectors) for 49.99. The majority of PC games cost 35 to 30 when they come out, depending on how famous the name is. It is usually console games that cost around 40.


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TheGoodEvil
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 05:06 PM EDT (US)     5 / 20       
I haven't seen a game in the past 2 years that didn't debut at $40-$50 though I have no idea what that is in euro/pounds

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CK the Fat
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 05:29 PM EDT (US)     6 / 20       
Most adventure games come out less than $30... Longest Journey, Syberia, Black Mirror, etc. Then again, it's a different market.
BloTo
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 06:20 PM EDT (US)     7 / 20       
inflation?

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CK the Fat
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 07:08 PM EDT (US)     8 / 20       
Maybe, but I doubt it.

At least AOEIII isn't $100 bugs like some of those online things like Everquest.

lief ericson
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 08:01 PM EDT (US)     9 / 20       
I remember AoM was $50 and it's CE was $60. No idea what AoK came out at. I do remember than TC was about $30 though.

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Alizee
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 08:06 PM EDT (US)     10 / 20       
Expansions don't really count for obvious reasons. Games have always been priced around the same, and really the fact that you can get it for 45 from Amazon is really cheap, so I think that's really cool, HL2 even though I didn't have to pay for it(video card not piracy don't even speak)was like 55-60 I think and Doom3 I thought I remember was 55 or 60. At least there's one thing in society with consistent prices. Grumble grubmel Mr. Fuelman.
CK the Fat
Skirmisher
posted 10-09-05 10:16 PM EDT (US)     11 / 20       
Hm where do you live? AOM was never at $50 in my local stores.
Novoa20
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 00:41 AM EDT (US)     12 / 20       
The one thing I'm certain is that the prizes will definately get lower in Christmass.

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Mikaiu_UK
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 00:47 AM EDT (US)     13 / 20       

Quoted from "TheGoodEvil":

I haven't seen a game in the past 2 years that didn't debut at $40-$50 though I have no idea what that is in euro/pounds

I believe 50 US Dollars is around 42-45 Pounds Sterling.

I've ordered my copy online, so as to get it from America, instead of waiting a billion years for the release in the UK, and I'm not entirely sure on the price, but I beleive it was around 30, not including shipping. ( It was another 13.00 to get a two day delivery )

schildpad
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 03:30 AM EDT (US)     14 / 20       
if i am right 3 euro is 2 pound. 1 dollar is arround 1,2 euro.

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Venti
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 03:42 AM EDT (US)     15 / 20       
Finland reporting...

AoE3: 50EUR (61USD), Collectors Edition: 70EUR (85USD)
AoM+Titans: 35EUR (43USD)
AoK+AoC: 15EUR (18USD)

Cheapest prices I could find in 15 seconds. Older games you can of course buy used, and deal with the publisher if cd-key gives you grief.

New console games seem to be around 60EUR (73USD)

Masarius
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 04:04 AM EDT (US)     16 / 20       

Quote:

When a game is released here in England its usually around 49.99, at least for PC games. For console games its about 39.99 at initial release. AOM was about 29.99 i think

Thats interesting, the standard in New Zealand is $100 for a new PC game and $120 - $130 for a consol.

As I can recall I bought AoM for $100 the month it came out, and a quick look at the gamesman website has AoE3 at the same price (pre order price is $85 though).

Edit: Looking at the new release sections for the consols games at this site it seems they actually are cheaper than PC games in NZ, maybe the titles I look at are just over priced.


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JimR
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 10:11 AM EDT (US)     17 / 20       
AOE2 was $49.99 when it first came out. AOM was 39.99 like a week after release.

$49.99 has been a standard price for top quality new games for a long time.

I can't believe the standard price for xbox360 games will be $59.99.

NoxMortus
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 10:55 AM EDT (US)     18 / 20       
aok vs aoe3 = $20 more in australia, but then again that is because of GST, although the pay off there is cheaper hardware so go figure.
arnitald
Skirmisher
posted 10-10-05 11:00 AM EDT (US)     19 / 20       
I think AOM was just about the same price. Usually it's 42-50 for normal and 60-65 for CE where I buy them... So there is nothing special about the AOE3 price.

[This message has been edited by arnitald (edited 10-10-2005 @ 11:01 AM).]

Lysimachus
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posted 10-10-05 11:04 AM EDT (US)     20 / 20       
The standard starting price for all "Age of" games, starting from Age of Empires in 1998, have always been $49.95/9. Or just say "Microsoft" games. Go to Walmart, and all new released Microsoft games always start out at that standard price. Expansions are different story, which usually start out for $29.95/9.

Starting prices for Sierra games are usually $44.95/9. Which explains Empire Earth I's starting price.


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