Posted 25 May 2013 - 17:12
New game prices will never drop down. They know they can make money where it is at, and if anything at all, they will only try to charge more and say, "newer tech and graphics means more blahbalhbalh so higher prices."
And anyone using STEAM as an example needs to realize that most games that do well on steam are ones that go on sale often, offer free dlc after release, and are regularly supported with mods by the community. Consoles so far, don't and haven't provided nealry any of that. There is a huge difference between the business models, and your ignorance to them when siting such things is obvious to those who know this. PC games are usually a little cheaper as well compared to console games, and modding makes computer games leagues more accessible and tempting to a gamer.
The main reason there is a USED games market is due to a few factors. 1) Crappy games released with no demos, so many buy it and turn it in when its found to be crap. 2) Game isn't supported past release, gets stale and isn't worth playing after sometime. Most games have lifetimes, and without additional content, they will die off. 3) With so many sequels coming out, multiples sometime within less of a years timespan, the catalog is too robust and requires some people on budgets to trade in games and buy only used games.
There are many reasons why we need a used game market. No other market is harmed by 2nd hand sales, and neither are games. The only thing that hurts the games market is crappy games, shoddy reviews, and business practices that aim to nickle and dime the consumer at every corner.