Why has this game not dropped in price?

#1 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

So I was looking through Steam and noticed that Modern Warfare 2 is still $59.99. What the hell is up with this? Bad Company 2 dropped down to $29.99 and that gained popularity through the PC masses because of their dedicated servers. Why does Activision still have this price point? It came out in November and it's close to a year. I also decided to look at Gamestops pricing and that too is still $59.99. When will this price drop?

#2 Posted by Jayzz (592 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" So I was looking through Steam and noticed that Modern Warfare 2 is still $59.99. What the hell is up with this? Bad Company 2 dropped down to $29.99 and that gained popularity through the PC masses because of their dedicated servers. Why does Activision still have this price point? It came out in November and it's close to a year. I also decided to look at Gamestops pricing and that too is still $59.99. When will this price drop? "
surprisingly, MW2 still sells, whether it be @ gamestop or on Steam. Used copies of MW2 at gamestop are 54.99. ridiculous.
#3 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

Bobby Kotick.

#4 Posted by pectoral (124 posts) -

You know why.

#5 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1417 posts) -

cod 4 stayed at $40-50 for a while, so until modern warfare 3 is about to be released i wouldn't count on the price dropping.

#6 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@ch13696 said:

When will this price drop? "

#7 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -

My cousins broke their first disk. Then they bought another one. Then the younger cousin got his own Xbox and got his own MW2 game and then they both broke it again. The younger one bought the game again. If my cousins speak for the rest of the human race I'm betting there is more out there like them.

#8 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Why drop the price when it's still selling at its current price.

#9 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -
@Jayzz said:
" @ch13696 said:
" So I was looking through Steam and noticed that Modern Warfare 2 is still $59.99. What the hell is up with this? Bad Company 2 dropped down to $29.99 and that gained popularity through the PC masses because of their dedicated servers. Why does Activision still have this price point? It came out in November and it's close to a year. I also decided to look at Gamestops pricing and that too is still $59.99. When will this price drop? "
surprisingly, MW2 still sells, whether it be @ gamestop or on Steam. Used copies of MW2 at gamestop are 54.99. ridiculous. "
And I saw copies of WaW going for 35 bucks.  Retailers know people love these games and will buy them no matter what so they can dictate the prices at will.
#10 Edited by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -

The short answer: because they can. 
 
CoD 4 still sells for around $40 and they sell map pack after map pack at 15 bucks a pop because people are still lining up to buy it all.

#11 Posted by bartok (2469 posts) -

You want to know what is more crazy ? I was at Target and they were still selling Alpha Protocol at $59.99.

#12 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -
@InfamousBIG: What giantbomb video is that from? I remember seeing it, but I don't remember what it was called.
#13 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -
@JoeRiccadonna:   
#14 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4911 posts) -

Cause its still popular and people are buying it. They have no reason to lowering it.

#15 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

The devil knows he can make a profit and by the devil I mean bobby kotick.

#16 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

It's a Call of Duty game and hat's the way Activision handles them. Price drops don't even happen until WELL after the next game in the series comes out. Perhaps after two games since COD4 was still 60 after MW2 came out.

#17 Posted by President_Barackbar (3455 posts) -
@Djeffers03 said:
" Bobby Kotick. "
That's all the answer you need.
#18 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -
@Vager: LMAO! Thank you.
#19 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19329 posts) -

CoD4 was $60 until MW2 released and even then, it remained like that for a long while.  It's one of the most popular games that still sell at that price, so why lower the price?  I wouldn't be surprised if MW2 didn't change in price after the release of Black Ops.

#20 Edited by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -
Halo 3 was $60 for a year after it's release, as have a lot of other ultra-popular games.  It's because they still sell at that price.
#21 Posted by natetodamax (19192 posts) -

Shortly before MW2's release the GOTY edition of CoD4 was like $55. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

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#22 Posted by Damien (1384 posts) -

Because people still buy it.

#23 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -

MW2 was like $45 new at my gamestop back in February when I snatched a used copy.  

#24 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Because it still sells and because there's no hope for humanity.

#25 Posted by Hunkulese (2699 posts) -

It has a nothing to do with Activision or Kotick. It's just a good business move. If people are still buying your product for $60 why sell it for less? 

#26 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

Because it still sells and in a few weeks when the CoD: Black Ops comes out and they are both 60$ people will say "Well I might as well get the new Call of Duty game" instead of "Oh look Modern Warfare 2 is awesome and its only 40$, screw Black Ops.".

#27 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

because people will pay for it regardless of price. doesn't just apply to call of duty, either.

#28 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Its because of Activision; and that surprisingly they still sell pretty well. 
 
It makes sense from a marketing point of view. If people still buy it, why lower the price if consumers are willing to purchase the game? Remember that we vote with our wallets.

#29 Posted by Hamst3r (4481 posts) -

The PC version is $40.

#30 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

A little trick called supply & demand. Welcome to neo-Amerika citizen!

#31 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

While the "people still buy it" answer seems logical, its not always the case. Lair and Heavenly Sword stayed at their full price long after they were released. And at least in Lair's case, it sure as hell wasn't demand keeping it at that price. 
 
Short answer: prices are dictated by the publisher. Some companies (EA, Ubisoft) will lower them after a few months, and others won't
#32 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -

COD barely drop prices, it is not even about demand. COD4 is 40$ while Halo 3 is 30$, there is virtually no demand for COD4 as WaW, MW2 are out, and COD4 is obsolete, but Halo 3 is the most recent major Halo game. Bobby Kotick doesn't do well with price drops, it make his BP rise.

#33 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

I bought the GOTY version of COD4 for $20 brand new last year, and it wasn't on sale or anything. Just depends where you buy it, I suppose.

#34 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

If we are looking at this as a marketing point of view, wouldn't you drop the price to gain more buyers? That's also why I'm still lost on why Microsoft raised the price for Xbox Live, but that's another topic meant for another thread.

#35 Edited by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@JoeRiccadonna said:

" My cousins broke their first disk. Then they bought another one. Then the younger cousin got his own Xbox and got his own MW2 game and then they both broke it again. The younger one bought the game again. If my cousins speak for the rest of the human race I'm betting there is more out there like them. "

I snapped my MW2 disk, I therefore have respect for your cousins even if they were dumb enough to keep buying that shit back.
#36 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Maybe the fact that it still sells has something to do with it. Oh and Bobby Kotick likes his money.

#37 Posted by agentboolen (1763 posts) -

If you really need to play it you ought to buy it now or just wait till the next game that should be coming out by November.

#38 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

These are the same people offering SC2 in 3 pieces, each with a collector's edition.

#39 Posted by allenibrahim (377 posts) -

It's Activision. The game is selling to this day. A LOT. No reason to lower it.

#40 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -
@Djeffers03: Did you buy the another one?
#41 Posted by HS21 (2682 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

The devil knows he can make a profit and by the devil I mean bobby kotick.

"
#42 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@JoeRiccadonna: I didn't buy it again, no. The game's multiplayer was a infuriating mess. I will however buy black ops, it looks very fun and balanced unlike MW2.
#43 Posted by PlatinumIce (9 posts) -
@ch13696:

Modern Warfare 2 sells. Games drop in price when they stop selling as well. So far, Modern Warfare 2 has just been selling, selling, and selling some more. It will drop probably after Reach comes out, or maybe Black Ops. 

I highly doubt it will be the same price come this holiday, though, so if you really want to get it on the cheap, just wait another three months.

#44 Posted by LutonHatter (330 posts) -
@JoeRiccadonna said:
" My cousins broke their first disk. Then they bought another one. Then the younger cousin got his own Xbox and got his own MW2 game and then they both broke it again. The younger one bought the game again. If my cousins speak for the rest of the human race I'm betting there is more out there like them. "

You can get in touch with Activision and get replacement disks. If out of warranty they charge a fee but less than the price of a new game.


And like everyone else has said. It still sells for that price, so the price hasn't lowered. In fact MW2 has just, apparently, become the biggest selling game in the UK of all time. ( http://kotaku.com/5619375/meet-britains-new-biggest+selling-game-of-all-time )

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