Why Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Selling Price Is Fair?

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – PlayStation 4 waiting is finally ended, the game erupted into the gaming market and all our anxiety should be over as we can get our hands over the Uncharted 4 experience.

For those lucky persons that can afford the $59 tag price offered on major retailers like Amazon, it is now available for the joy of the story. Games today are being featured in movies when comes to story scripts, actors voice for main characters, a team of designers and developers, production budget and marketing.

Photo: Naughty Dog

Photo: Naughty Dog

I was reading over Paul Tassi detailed article narrating the fourth edition of our brave Nathan Drake adventures and I could grab a quick idea on how much this franchise last edition might cost. It has been delayed few times. I remember reading news about the game being released on past Christmas holidays but Naughty Dog team might run into user experience issues. They did not want to release a buggy game as Ubisoft did with flag franchise Assassin Creed “French Revolution” which is a story for another day.

This game is boosting a superb graphic experience, sound effect, and well-written scripts to its hungry fan audience, who will be pleased with end product result. Critics or game detractors argument that the game is just about dumb violence, shooting or fantasy targets but since I’m not as smart as them and I do enjoy life experiences, I would say this one got thumbs up for sure!

A lot of Whistles And Features, Price Is Fair?

Taking into account the team size needed to build a solid product like this, shining on every major component, and duration of game production we might be expecting a game price around $45; however we need to add marketing and distribution expenses [greedy money 🙂 ]  and then sellers profits to come to a final price of $59.99.

Is it fair? Well, it is as fair as anything out there where everything revolves around offer-demand and fierce competition. Last time that I went to see one of the Lord of the Rings movies, I remember paying around $50 bucks for an experience of almost 3 hours with high enjoyable content for two (tickets + popcorn). I was pretty happy with the movie and understood that I paid the hard work of entire production team and the theater profits on exchange for a good time with my significant other.


Now, we look to “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” featuring almost 20+ game hours of experience, I would think that finding a movie-like experience $60 / 20 is about $3 per hour of entertaining; I have seen worst believe me.

I’m the kind of person that always wait to see games price going down and buying them “Used-like new” though when it comes to titles like UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection – PlayStation 4, The Last of Us Remastered – PlayStation 4, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Standard Edition – PlayStation 4, I will buy them at Hot-Release price; it is totally worth it.

Buy it now and join Thief Nathan Drake Adventure!



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