Hmm, grim news to me, and another case of somewhat inaccurate reporting. Fact of the matter is, the price of console games has dropped over time, at least in some cases. Remember $75 N-64 cartridges?
I don’t buy into the argument that games are the only form of entertainment where prices haven’t increased, either. I mean, I’m not debating that the fact is true, but you have to look at the big picture. A top-selling game today moves a LOT more units than a top-selling game in the early 80s, and that increase in audience size has a lot to do with the cost per unit, I should think.
I was pissed that Doom 3 cost $55. $60 for a game is a lot. If game developers want to increase their consumer base, they need prices to come DOWN, not go up.