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15 Year Member
- Dec 31, 2002
I was going by this old Gamesmaster video - it claims the games cost £99.99 to £149.99. (1 min 2 secs in).Perhaps, but they would not have the buying power, nor economies of scale, that SNK have.
Additionally, back in the day, the average cost of a new AES games in the UK in the mid-late 90s was £300... that's roughly £540 in todays money.
So, if MMJ got his wish of official re-releases at £300 each, he would actually be paying less for them than in the 1990s.
Either way you slice it, it's easy money for SNK and I don't see why they would not want to pursue it... arguably the carts would be an easier sell now, than they were back in the 90s as awareness around the IPs is much greater thanks to the maturity of the tinterwebs.
I think I remember seeing Neo Geo games for about £300 at Telegames in the early 2000s, which is where my 300 notes figure came from.