Sure to stir up some debate
Masahiro Sakurai has been putting out YouTube videos for a few months now, and most of them pertain to developing games. Every once in awhile he shares one that he slots into a ‘Grab Bag’ category, which means it’s just related to gaming in some way. Today is one of those videos, and the topic of discussion is game prices.
Sakurai says that he often hears people talking about how they think gaming is expensive. Sakurai doesn’t subscribe to that line of thinking, as he believes games are quite cheap when you consider what you’re getting for the price. Multiple hours of content at your disposal, according to Sakurai, makes for quite a value.
Sakurai also compares game prices from decades ago to now to show that pricing hasn’t changed all that much, if at all in some cases. It’s true that some games from the mid-nineties were priced exactly the same as big-name games today, but of course, it varies game to game.
What do you think of Sakurai’s opinion on game prices? Do you think things are too expensive, or are we getting a fantastic deal most of the time?