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10 Year Member
- Apr 3, 2011
but your "one chip on a pcb" cost 36 $ with a full color printed cardboard case and manual plus soundtrack including shipping worldwide
in the case of pier solar
Your argument falls apart here. Pier Solar was sold below cost of production. The pre-order value was lower than Watermelon expected, but they still honored the final price.
Oh and, Pier Solar came with a pressed CD, full color paperwork (lots of it), newly made cartridge shell and newly produced cartridge slot with custom anti-piracy and ROM mapping logic, not to mention the cost and hours spent producing the PCB...
A realistic price for that game would be closer to $70 and that is as low as possible. More like $100 really.