Next Gen Price Points (Gaming)

by breitzen @, Kansas, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 09:07 (39 days ago) @ Cody Miller

$299, $399, & $499

What a time to be a gamer! Even casual gamers can make the jump to next-gen this time, and hardcore gamers are getting some powerful boxes!

You need to look at it from a bigger picture though… Microsoft is trying to usher in an era where you no longer even buy and own games. Both are making the most aggressive push yet for a digital only future. That is a scary to me.

Music and movies have still been getting physical releases despite having digital/streaming options. I guess at some point the industry might move away, but I think that's more likely due to not coming up a better solution to blu-ray disks for packaging that media.

All that said, I totally empathize. As someone who loves getting the best possible version of a movie, I fear the day companies decide it's not profitable enough to make physical copies of movies.

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