The average price of videogame software jumped by 5.4 per cent, according to MCV.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the price of games has risen year-on-year since 2009. In ’09 that figure stood at £22.69, which then grew to £24.32 in 2010. Last year the average price hit £25.63 which demonstrates the 5.4 per cent year-on-year increase.
Specialist and indie retailers increased their prices the most between 2010-11, by 7.1 per cent, for an average selling price of £27.01. Online game prices were up 2.6 per cent to £25.48 and supermarket prices were up 6.4 per cent to the heights of £25.63.
MCV points to two main reasons for the rise in game prices: Q4 blockbusters such as Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 12 weren’t as discounted as heavily as they had been in previous years and sales of budget games continued to slow.