shponglefan wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 12:23:
Except that I'm comparing prices now with prices in the past. My point was that games are cheaper now. That's it. So in that regard, inflation must be factored in. You can't compare a $45 game from 1990 with a $60 from 2011 without adjusting for inflation. People complaining about a $60 game today forget that if prices of games actually kept up with inflation, we'd be paying over $80 a game, not $60.
Prices and consumer valuation don't happen inside of a vacuum so this seems a bit silly but ok. If we're talking about just the price then you can't include other factors either. It's fine to say games are cheaper than they were ten years ago. That's not really saying anything worthwhile, there are many reasons that's the case which are favorable to both consumers and the industry but it's fine to point it out. On the other hand saying games are cheaper due to inflation and gamers are spoiled because of that is not valid. It includes prior factors while ignoring other relevant ones just to make a loaded point.This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2011, 13:13.
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