To those wondering why the price is 49.99 instead of 39.99


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Initial post: Apr 17, 2013 10:22:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2013 10:23:17 AM PDT
In case you are wondering the main reason that this game is 49.99 that is because the game is packaged with and I quote, "Produced by Prima Games. 176 page starter strategy guide and full-color artwork." Now this is not an uncommon practice as this has been done for a couple of notable games (Dragon Quest in Japan and Earthbound in America). It was also done recently with Deus Ex Human revolution and the Enhanced edition of Witcher 2. Also I am going to assume that this is only for launch copies and will later on down the line cost 39.99 or maybe a version without the guide. Just thought I should point this out. Oh and it also comes with a soundtrack cd as well.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 1:38:36 PM PDT
L. Liu says:
Good to know. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 2:45:25 PM PDT
Ed Carroll says:
yup special slipcase packaging, 176 page starter guide and a soundtrack disc. absolutely worth the 10 extra dollars

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 5:19:27 PM PDT
David L. says:
"First-print copies of Shin Megami Tensei IV in North America will come with a bunch of goodies, Atlus have announced. The first-print run will include a 176-page Strategy & Design Book, a music collection spanning several games, and a special slip cover case containing the entire package."

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 9:22:32 AM PDT
M.B says:
Thanks for this info

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 6:11:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2013 6:11:38 AM PDT
T. Paslay says:
I like the part where it says "a bunch of goodies" and then lists the same 3 things that come with nearly every first print run of Atlus' games. I still appreciate the pack-ins. I always have. I feel the 50 bucks is more justified now, I just can't help but point out that a bunch is generally quantified as more than three...

Posted on Apr 28, 2013 11:13:44 AM PDT
I'd say well worth the extra $10

Posted on May 18, 2013 9:09:22 PM PDT
EpsilonX says:
Wait, does this mean that etrian odyssey IV won't come with all the cool extra stuff anymore? Fuuuuu I need to get a copy soon

Posted on May 19, 2013 4:28:29 AM PDT
Ryan Hoffman says:
Yeah, I don't think EOIV does but I could be wrong. I love EO but not as much as SMT so I just bought it on the eshop.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2013 9:18:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 2, 2013 9:18:34 PM PDT
EpsilonX says:
They stopped packing EOIV with the bonus stuff.

I'm not so sure if I want the bonus stuff for this game enough to pay the extra $10 and get it at launch...I want to play the game, but I don't know how much I want to dive into another really long RPG at the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2013 11:13:37 AM PDT
Amani2 says:
EpsilonX, I'm feeling similarly. I'm getting Animal Crossing New Leaf in the mail today, and I have about 10 other games in my backlog. However...since I'll try to play Animal Crossing a bit every day, I may need an extra handheld game :-). The other games in my backlog are for consoles. At this point I'm just making up excuses to get the game! I should probably wait until it drops in price though. Even with the extra goodies, I don't know if I need to spend $50 on a handheld game, especially since I have not played anything in the SMT series and I don't know if I'll love it.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 11:19:29 AM PDT
GJ says:
I'm honestly not expecting them to lower the price $10 afterward. I mean, we've seen plenty of $40 titles from Atlus including as much bonuses. I think this game is $50 and is staying there. They've never claimed they'd lower it after the initial run and I'm not sure why they would. Even in PR materials, they've referred to this as a "premium 3DS" title even when not talking about the pack-ins. I have a feeling that has more to do with cartridge size and development and localization costs than a book.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 8:22:46 AM PDT
The digital version of this game is $50 on the eShop.
I'm getting this game, but I wanted to mention this.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 6:22:26 PM PDT
R. J. Smith says:
Nintendo is offering $30 E-Shop credit when you register this game and Fire Emblem Awakening.

I was going to pass at getting this game at launch, but with that deal I don't think I can let it go.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 11:19:33 PM PDT
Jerry Alex says:
yea considering the game is 49.99 on the eshop too I doubt that's why this games not 39.99.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 6:48:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2013 12:11:14 PM PDT
I pre-ordered today from a local Gamestop and they told me it will be $39.99. Their website still says $49.99. So I am hoping it is lower even though everywhere I look it says $49.99.

Update:

I picked up my pre-order from Gamestop today, july 16th, and had only to pay an additional 34.99 as I already paid $5 when I pre-rdered. So the total indeed is $39.99.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 8:33:17 AM PDT
GJ says:
It's $50 across the board, retail or eShop, at every location. Unfortunately, anyone who told you $40 was simply mistaken.

The eShop price makes it clear that the bonus items are not what is making this $50, really. They're bonuses, same as other releases from Atlus. I'm thinking it just has more to do with the cost of developing and translating this compared to the average 3DS game. Many of the other big games in this regard were ports.

If they do a second printing without the bonus items, I'd honestly still expect it to cost $50.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 10:31:24 AM PDT
Krylancelo says:
Yeah I guess $50 is just the price. With Atlus games, when they run out the price usually goes up. So I don't think it'll be going down, unless some retailers just have a sale. I guess it's possible that the e-shop will have a sale in a few months.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 12:10:09 PM PDT
I got mine for $39.99 from my local Gamestop.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 10:20:04 PM PDT
Did it come with all the bonus stuff?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 10:20:46 AM PDT
Yes,it was a pre-order. The clerk thought it to be $49.99 but it rang up to $39.99.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 11:14:46 AM PDT
L. Parnell says:
@datruthplease: I got mine at Gamestop as a preorder; mine rang up as $49.99, so I think maybe you just got lucky at your Gamestop.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 12:03:42 PM PDT
Yes, I believe so too now.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 9:16:39 PM PDT
I just don't know. I like Atlus games, but bonus stuff or not, $50 seems a bit steep for a handheld game. I guess here soon before that special offer for registering SMT IV and Fire Emblem expires, I'll get it if I have the money and decide I really do want it, but right now, I really do not like reading it'll likely stay at $50, even without the bonus stuff. I wouldn't even pay full price for Far Cry 3 or the Mass Effect Trilogy Collection, and I definitely wanted them.
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