January 9, 2009

Current Prices for Last September's Xbox 360 Releases

Jimmy James 70 Says: Over the past year, I’ve become fascinated with how quickly video games start dropping in price. If you’re a gamer on a budget, or if you’re just stingy, then you’re like me and you don’t want to pay full retail for a game; especially if that same game costs half as much three months later.

Of the 16 games that I tracked, which were released in September 2008, half of them now cost $35 or less (if you buy them used at GameStop). I realize that GameStop is the evil empire of the video game business, so I also tracked their current value at Goozex as well.

Here are some interesting observations:

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the only game that did not receive positive reviews, but is still worth its original retail value.
  • Out of 16 releases, only 4 games are still worth their original retail value.
  • Half of the September releases dropped to $35 or lower.
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