So I've noticed that some of the games that came out last year at launch or earlier this year for this system are still really expensive. On Amazon, Arkham City Armored Edition is $19.96 currently and that game was released November 18, 2012. Now while it isn't a first party game it was an exclusive. New Super Mario Bros. U on the other hand is a first party game and is still ridiculously expensive a year later.
Currently on Amazon, the game is $48.55 even though it came out the same day and year as Arkham City. At Walmart though the game is even more expensive at $59.96. For a game over a year old that is a very exorbitant price. While the games themselves aren't comparable one has to wonder why Mario a first party game is so expensive. Mario is a franchise Nintendo depends upon to sell consoles.
I think that is one thing everybody agrees on. Whether you love or hate the mustachioed plumber, he is Nintendo's biggest seller. If Nintendo truly wants this console to succeed then why are they keeping the games people want at such high prices? Have they given up on this system? I certainly hope not because I'm planning on getting one. Given my luck though I wouldn't say it's out of the question. Anytime I find a new TV Show I like, it gets canceled.
Now another game I've found that's abnormally priced is Lego City Undercover. Released almost two weeks after Tomb Raider, it was a fairly anticipated game and one that looked to be a console seller. While Tomb Raider wasn't released on the Wii U, it was on PS3 and the Xbox 360. On Amazon the game is currently priced at $17.99 for the PS3 and $19.99 for the 360.Lego City on the other hand is priced at $49.96. While they are not comparable games they were released around the same time yet Lego City is way more expensive. Why? And what makes Mario so expensive?