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Despite gamer's hemming and hawing, Microsoft showed that the market was ready for $59 games again a year ago. Sony's looking to one-up that now with news that PlayStation 3 games may cost $75 to $84 at launchtime. What?

The last time I remember paying this much for an optical media-based game was, well, never. The last time any game cost this much was back in the SNES days, and then only for blockbuster games like Street Fighter 2 and Chrono Trigger.

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We're laying the blame on Sony trying to recoup costs for their PS3 console and their Blu-ray technology. But that doesn't lessen the load on our wallets.

Prices for PS3 games could exceed $75 [TGDaily via Crunchgear]