How quickly do X-Box game prices drop?

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  1. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    I was wondering how quickly prices go down for X-Box games?I noticed Halo 2 for $36 a few weeks after Christmas when I had already gotten it for $50, but other games haven't changed at all.

    I'm really interested in that Godzilla game that looks mega cool, but I don't want to pay $40 for it either. Will I ever see a 19.99 price for it, or better yet, a Morrowind-esque $10-15 price?
     
  2. PerryD

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    All games price drop. Microsoft produced games are the worst though (Sega is a close second), if you can wait a month or two, you'll get the game at a deep discount, typically the list price will drop down to $30, then a couple months later down to $20. The first Halo was the only exception that I can think of, it stayed at $50 for a long time. Halo 2 hasn't officially dropped in price though, but clearly some incentives were given to the stores to clear some excess inventory.

    Regarding Godzilla, I don't know. Titles like that will have one price drop, just to clear out existing inventory, and are never available again, so you have to act quick.
     
  3. Ken Chui

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    Let me guess: Godzilla: Save The Earth? The imminence of a price drop is contingent on how well (or how poorly) a given title is selling. I'm not sure how the previous Godzilla title fared sales-wise, but I won't be surprised if it dropped by $10 in the next month or two.

    There are a couple of auctions right now on eBay; going price is ~$20-23. I would also keep tabs on retailers such as EB and Gamestop*, as both tend to discount titles earlier and more often than chains such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Target and Toys R Us (vice versa has been true on a few occasions though).

    *Gamestop has it on sale for $19.99 new / $17.99 pre-owned (link)
     
  4. Brook K

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    Sweet, thanks Ken, I didn't even think about looking at Gamestop or EB.
     
  5. Jay Mitchosky

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    It seems that prices are dropping more quickly as the Xbox nears the end of its life cycle. But it's always going to be a function of popularity. Hell, Halo was maintaining close to its launch price into 2004.
     
  6. Chris Bardon

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    Used is the way to go for cheap stuff. I've noticed that blockbuster does a buy one get one 1/2 price deal every so often that really helps you stock up.
     

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