Why is this game $80?

#1 Posted by GristleMcThornbody (204 posts) -

Metroid Prime: Hunters is selling for 80 bucks on Amazon.  Did Nintendo discontinue production? Seems like an odd thing to do with one of their major franchises.

#2 Posted by PeasForFees (2415 posts) -

Link or Lie

#3 Posted by Akeldama (4336 posts) -
@PeasForFees said:
" Link or Lie "
#4 Posted by PeasForFees (2415 posts) -
#5 Posted by AgentJ (8994 posts) -

Could be an error on Amazons part, seeing as how the used copies go for far cheaper. 

#6 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

Odds are Nintendo stopped production of the game a long while ago.  That's the way it is with all games on all platforms.  However, that Amazon seller is just selling for too much, you can still get it cheaper, obviously.

#7 Posted by Bigandtasty (3139 posts) -

Amazon does that sometimes. 

#8 Posted by Emilio (3582 posts) -

Yes, the game is out of production or Amazon no longer carries it. What you are seeing is the game being sold by someone else. Its amazing how expensive DS games can get.

#9 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

lol Ico is 120 bucks, Amazon must not have it anymore that's why it's so high. I still have my copy of hunters though..soo....>_>

#10 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12872 posts) -

A: The seller is deliberately inflating the price to be a jerk.
B: MPH is out of print (which I think it is), and a new copy is rare.
C: Actually a terrorist plot to undermine our struggling economy.

#11 Posted by Megalon (1457 posts) -

Hey man, that shirt is totally worth the price. It's like wearing a goddamn cloud. 

#12 Posted by PeasForFees (2415 posts) -
@Bigandtasty said:
" Amazon does that sometimes. 
#13 Edited by strangeling (1296 posts) -
@AgentJ said:

" Could be an error on Amazons part, seeing as how the used copies go for far cheaper.  "

Everyone look over on the right.     Ships from and sold by Hitgaming Video Games.  For some reason, Hitgaming Video Games is a featured seller on Amazon.   With the prices I've seen them asking for games, I really don't know how they stay in business.  No one in their right mind would buy them at those prices. 
Remember, not everything available on Amazon is from Amazon.
#14 Posted by Creamypies (4165 posts) -
@Bigandtasty said:
" Amazon does that sometimes. 
Bahahaha... that's classic!
#15 Posted by jakob187 (22362 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" @Bigandtasty said:
" Amazon does that sometimes. 
Bahahaha... that's classic! "
No, sir.  That's class-Y!
#16 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6872 posts) -
@Bigandtasty said:
" Amazon does that sometimes. 
I'll take 2.
#17 Edited by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

It's now rare. Also... apparently a lot of other early DS games are now that expensive because they're so rare. I just bought a DSi about a month ago, and wanted to buy some of the older DS games I had missed out on. Then I saw how expensive they were and realized it wasn't going to happen.

Tetris DS is $130.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is $130.
Yoshi's Island DS is $75.
Metroid Pinball DS is $70. 
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is $80.
Kirby: Canvas Curse is $60.
Electroplankton is $100.

Not cool, man.

#18 Posted by Munchlax (34 posts) -

And I looked at that page, and now it's $102.98. Just get it from the shop.
And underneath it is Zelda: Spirit Tracks for $25.00. WOW.

#19 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -
@Bigandtasty said:
" Amazon does that sometimes. 
"This item ships for FREE with Super Saving Shipping."

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