I believe it. Gamers’ gotta have their games ! They are an escape like drugs…sales increase in bad times
I don’t think the console industry has been hurt so bad by piracy. Yes there are MOD chips out there but XBOX 360 sells more games per console (attachment rate) than any console to date.
Game production is a huge investment and only the huge companies can afford it now. The point is that sales can be very good, but cost of game development and production is so high, that if they don’t sell very well it can mean financial disaster unless you are a HUGE company with cash to absorb the losses. Some predict that by 2010 there will only be a few major game publishers remainign in the industry: EA, Activision-Blizzard, MS, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft and a couple more.
I believe good XBOX 360 titles are well worth $60 considering the entertainment value and longevity factors. But $60 is a lot of money for most people, if you want 4 games… almost $300 with tax… CRAP !
And $60 is a BURN for a bad title.