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>GoldenEye 007 – New List Price and Sale!

April 5, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     GoldenEye 007 was released on November 2, 2010 as an exclusive for the Nintendo Wii.  The game released with two versions: a standard software only version with a MSRP of $49.99, and a Golden Classic Controller Pro bundle with a MSRP of $69.99.  Well, it appears one online retailer has jumped the gun, and already lowered GoldenEye 007’s “List Price” for the software version only.

     While browsing Amazon.com, I noticed they had(still have) the standard GoldenEye 007 software version on sale for $29.99!  I thought that was an incredible price, and then I noticed the “List Price:” that Amazon.com shows for the game.  Amazon.com now has “List Price: 39.99”, instead of the original $49.99.  You can see it in the picture below:

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Filtered Thoughts:
     I think it’s very interesting seeing Amazon.com being the first retailer to lower GoldenEye 007’s “List Price” down to $39.99.  It’s only been 5 months since GoldenEye 007 was released, and I wonder if this is Amazon.com just making a price drop move first on GoldenEye 007, or if they are following instructions from Activision.  I think it’s interesting that Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Wii still has its original “List Price” of $49.99.
     Anyway, if you haven’t seen any footage of GoldenEye 007’s online multi-player, below is a video of a Team Conflict match on GoldenEye 007’s Memorial map:

     Dustin, from MyLittleGamer.Blogspot.com, was on my team in the video above, and his name was Elephantman.
     If you already own GoldenEye 007 and play it online any, feel free to add my friend code to your list.  My friend code is: 2043-7355-3797.

Questions:
     Does GoldenEye 007’s new list price of $39.99 make you more likely to buy it if you haven’t purchased it? Or, did you already click “Add to Cart” and get the game for $29.99?

If you’re interested in GoldenEye 007, you can see both bundles on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6H7X0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6FW6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Price Drop – Shaun White Skateboarding

January 4, 2011

Coffee Beans:
     Shaun White Skateboarding was released on October 24, 2010.  The game was released on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.  The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Shaun White Skateboarding had a MSRP of $59.99, and the Wii version of Shaun White Skateboarding had a MSRP of $49.99.
     Well, after watching the game’s price for the last week, it appears Shaun White Skateboarding has officially seen a price drop from one retailer, just 73 days after it released.

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     The new list price for Shaun White Skateboarding is now $29.99, on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.  You can see the prices on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0K5HI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0IB24&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0H850&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  
     
     It seems that the Shaun White games, both snowboarding and now skateboarding, have issues at retail, and drop in price relatively quickly to when they release.
     I was actually surprised to see Ubisoft develop Shaun White Skateboarding for the PS3 and Xbox 360, considering the original Shaun White Snowboarding game didn’t sell very well on those consoles, resulting in a Wii only sequel.
     I haven’t heard any sales numbers for Shaun White Skateboarding, but I would guess with a price drop happening already, they’re hoping this can help boost/maintain sales.
     I’m actually interested in the Wii version of Shaun White Skateboarding, just because of the Wii Balance Board controls, which I really enjoyed in Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip.
Questions:
     Have any of you played Shaun White Skateboarding?  If so, which version did you play and did you enjoy it?  If you did play it, would you suggest the game to others now with its lower price?

Price Drop – Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

August 5, 2010

     Well, it looks like another big game has had a price drop.  Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 appears to have a new list price.

Both Amazon.com and GameStop.com have dropped the price from $59.99, down to just $39.99 for a new copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

You can see the prices directly for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions:
Here are the images I captured from the sites:
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Just last night, I posted about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves getting an “official” price drop of sorts, and now Battlefield: Bad Company 2 appears to be getting the price drop treatment as well.

Questions:
Is $39.99 a price you would recommend for people to purchase Battlefield: Bad Company 2?  Or, should they wait for a further price drop or sale?

If you are interested in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com linked below:
  

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Red Steel 2 Price Drop & Data

July 26, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Red Steel 2 was released on the Nintendo Wii on March 23, 2010.
It has been 126 days since Red Steel 2’s release, and the play-time data below reflects the number of hours reported by Wii owners since the game released.

When Red Steel 2 was released, there were two versions of the game available for purchase: the Red Steel 2 software only version for $49.99, or Red Steel w/ Wii MotionPlus for $59.99.
Well, it now looks like there will be only one version of Red Steel 2 available for purchase, and it appears to now have a new MSRP/list price.
Let’s take a look at play-time data and the new list price…

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data & Increase:
Red Steel 2 has 18,590 players reporting play-time, an increase of 2,766 more players reporting play-time data than from the July 5 data.

Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Red Steel 2 now has 175,777 Total Hours reported, an increase of 29,012 hours since the July 5 data.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price(and price drop):
Red Steel 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #563 and the current selling price is $36.99.
Red Steel 2’s new MSRP, or “List” price, is now $39.99 for the game only.
It appears the Red Steel 2 w/ Wii MotionPlus bundle will no longer be carried once the supply runs out, and it has been discounted to $49.99 now.
If you want to skip straight to them, the links for both the software only and WM+ are:
Red Steel 2
Red Steel 2 w/ MotionPlus

Review Score Averages:
Red Steel 2’s current GameRankings.com review score average is 80.85%, based on 46 site reviews.
Red Steel 2’s review score average has slightly decreased from the July 5 average of 81.09%, when it had 45 reviews.

On Amazon.com, Red Steel 2 has what appears to be a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating; that would put the game at about a 90%, based on 29 customer reviews.

Thoughts:
I still have not played Red Steel 2(due to monsters).
I think the game-play data for Red Steel 2 is pretty encouraging though, especially when considering it is a Wii FPS that does not have online play.

I do find the price drop to $39.99 interesting, as most Wii games seem to drop from a MSRP of $49.99, down to $29.99.

If you missed it under the “Sale Rank & Advertised Price” section, it appears that the Red Steel 2 w/ Wii MotionPlus bundle won’t be carried by retailers anymore, once the supply is out, but you can find it for $49.99 now.

Questions:
If you played Red Steel 2, would you recommend the game at its new price of $39.99 to Wii owners that own a WM+ accessory already?
Also, the average play-time for Red Steel 2 has been right between the 9-10 hour mark; if you played the game, did you find yourself going back to play it again after you beat it?  Or, was one play-through enough for you?

If you are like myself and have not played Red Steel 2, but are interested; you can see new & used prices for it on Amazon.com below:
  

>Red Steel 2 Price Drop & Data

July 26, 2010

>Quick Brew Info:
Red Steel 2 was released on the Nintendo Wii on March 23, 2010.
It has been 126 days since Red Steel 2’s release, and the play-time data below reflects the number of hours reported by Wii owners since the game released.

When Red Steel 2 was released, there were two versions of the game available for purchase: the Red Steel 2 software only version for $49.99, or Red Steel w/ Wii MotionPlus for $59.99.
Well, it now looks like there will be only one version of Red Steel 2 available for purchase, and it appears to now have a new MSRP/list price.
Let’s take a look at play-time data and the new list price…

(click image to enlarge)

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data & Increase:
Red Steel 2 has 18,590 players reporting play-time, an increase of 2,766 more players reporting play-time data than from the July 5 data.

Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Red Steel 2 now has 175,777 Total Hours reported, an increase of 29,012 hours since the July 5 data.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price(and price drop):
Red Steel 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #563 and the current selling price is $36.99.
Red Steel 2’s new MSRP, or “List” price, is now $39.99 for the game only.
It appears the Red Steel 2 w/ Wii MotionPlus bundle will no longer be carried once the supply runs out, and it has been discounted to $49.99 now.
If you want to skip straight to them, the links for both the software only and WM+ are:
Red Steel 2
Red Steel 2 w/ MotionPlus

Review Score Averages:
Red Steel 2’s current GameRankings.com review score average is 80.85%, based on 46 site reviews.
Red Steel 2’s review score average has slightly decreased from the July 5 average of 81.09%, when it had 45 reviews.

On Amazon.com, Red Steel 2 has what appears to be a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating; that would put the game at about a 90%, based on 29 customer reviews.

Thoughts:
I still have not played Red Steel 2(due to monsters).
I think the game-play data for Red Steel 2 is pretty encouraging though, especially when considering it is a Wii FPS that does not have online play.

I do find the price drop to $39.99 interesting, as most Wii games seem to drop from a MSRP of $49.99, down to $29.99.

If you missed it under the “Sale Rank & Advertised Price” section, it appears that the Red Steel 2 w/ Wii MotionPlus bundle won’t be carried by retailers anymore, once the supply is out, but you can find it for $49.99 now.

Questions:
If you played Red Steel 2, would you recommend the game at its new price of $39.99 to Wii owners that own a WM+ accessory already?
Also, the average play-time for Red Steel 2 has been right between the 9-10 hour mark; if you played the game, did you find yourself going back to play it again after you beat it?  Or, was one play-through enough for you?

If you are like myself and have not played Red Steel 2, but are interested; you can see new & used prices for it on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001TOMR0C&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002MBQA18&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

Multi-Console Price Drop for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

July 8, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was released on May 18, 2010.
The game was released on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360; as well as the Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, and PC.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions had a MSRP of $59.99, while the Wii had a MSRP of $49.99.

Just today, I noticed several online retailers dropped the price of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions.
What retailers was it and how much has the price dropped on the game?

Well, I saw Amazon.com and GameStop.com, now have the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions with new “List” prices.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are listed at $39.99, while the Wii version is listed at $29.99.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PS3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Wii
Prince of Persian: The Forgotten Sands Xbox 360

Thoughts:
I find it surprising the game has only been out for 52 days, and it has already seen a significant price-cut.

The game seemed to get decent reviews all around, with all the three console versions all being scored very close with one another:

(Agree? Or, disagree?)

Tony Miller, of Nintendo-Okie.com, reviewed the Wii version of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and really enjoyed the game.  You can read his full review, HERE.
If you’re a multi-console owner, like myself, one thing to consider if you’re interested in the game is that the Wii version contains the original 1992 Prince of Persia game, included as a bonus.

Questions:
If you played any versions of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, would you recommend it to other console owners?  If so, which console version did you play?


Also, if you have played the game, do you agree or disagree with the review score average on the game?
Do you think it should be higher or lower?

If you are interested in purchasing the game at its new low price, you can see it on Amazon.com below:
  

Multi-Console Price Drop for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

July 8, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was released on May 18, 2010.
The game was released on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360; as well as the Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, and PC.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions had a MSRP of $59.99, while the Wii had a MSRP of $49.99.

Just today, I noticed several online retailers dropped the price of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions.
What retailers was it and how much has the price dropped on the game?

Well, I saw Amazon.com and GameStop.com, now have the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions with new “List” prices.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are listed at $39.99, while the Wii version is listed at $29.99.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PS3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Wii
Prince of Persian: The Forgotten Sands Xbox 360

Thoughts:
I find it surprising the game has only been out for 52 days, and it has already seen a significant price-cut.

The game seemed to get decent reviews all around, with all the three console versions all being scored very close with one another:

(Agree? Or, disagree?)

Tony Miller, of Nintendo-Okie.com, reviewed the Wii version of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and really enjoyed the game.  You can read his full review, HERE.
If you’re a multi-console owner, like myself, one thing to consider if you’re interested in the game is that the Wii version contains the original 1992 Prince of Persia game, included as a bonus.

Questions:
If you played any versions of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, would you recommend it to other console owners?  If so, which console version did you play?


Also, if you have played the game, do you agree or disagree with the review score average on the game?
Do you think it should be higher or lower?

If you are interested in purchasing the game at its new low price, you can see it on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0030GBU2I&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0030GBU8W&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0030GBUCS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr