With so many games coming out lately, I feel like we have enough games to last us our entire lifetime. Although some of these games are poorly marketed, like most of Sega’s games lately, most of games that do come out are just lost in the mix of other games that got lost in the mix months or even years ago. Some games, like the recent Mortal Kombat, are lucky enough to have not just one type of SKU, but actually 3 and it’s typically very hard to decide for most people which ones they want to choose. Very rarely do a gamer would buy all 3 releases unless they are a game
hoarder collector or a die hard fan of the series.
So here we are, almost 5 months after it’s initial release, Amazon drops the price of the Collector’s Edition for latest Mortal Kombat to $43 and some change (for the 360 version). It’s almost never a surprise anymore that a company like Amazon would do something like this. A few weeks ago, Toys R Us nearly cleared their shelves with countless amounts of unsold Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Rock Band bundles for a bargain price of $9.99 (for the guitar and dj hero bundles) and $29.99 (for the band bundles). They couldn’t possibly be making any money on that gig. But that’s ok for both Amazon.com and Toys R Us since those losses typically gets absorbed by other departments success. So it’s our gain, and their loss so to speak.
Amazon.com offers $43.72 for the Xbox 360 version for the Collector’s Edition, and $56.13 for the Playstation 3 version. The Tournament Edition is still priced at $148 for the 360 while the PS3 is shown as out of stock (its out of production).