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Shortybt15
October 29th, 2007, 12:36 PM
I was just wondering why Pokemon Emerald costs more then Pokemon Diamond

Houndoom666
October 29th, 2007, 1:01 PM
That has been puzzeling me too.......Maybe Emerald is just the best?

Golden Arceus
November 1st, 2007, 4:26 PM
the extra half inch of plastic is worth the extra 5-10 lol.. probably not but it most likely does costs more to make..

Shadowthinker
November 2nd, 2007, 12:24 AM
Yeah, it seems to me that games that are newer are more cheaper and older more expensive.

Sea_Guardian
November 2nd, 2007, 1:01 AM
How much is the price of emereald?

Ayano Katagiri
November 2nd, 2007, 1:09 AM
It's the same here. Interesting that, since Emerald's been out for so long now. Emerald doesn't exactly come with anything extra in its box, so that doesn't technically make any logically sense for it to have a higher price.

Maybe they're trying to move us all to 4th gen by setting the price lower than 3rd gen?

Oni Link
November 6th, 2007, 7:48 AM
Game, a Video Game store in the UK, usually sells most of it's Games at Recommended Retail Price, and they're selling Diamond and Pearl for £30 ($43.80), and Emerald for £20 ($29.20). either they're different to the rest, or the RRP price for both those games is different in the UK.

Anti
November 6th, 2007, 8:25 AM
It took THAT long to get an answer O_O In the US, it's usually $34.99

Eruption
November 6th, 2007, 8:33 AM
Its was £29.99 ($62.58) in England almost everywhere untila year ago when I got it for £15 ($31.29) (I had lost old one) in Argos.

Since then, I havent seen it in a shop.

If my coversions are wrong blame my currency converter and not me.

Noisuf Ekop 993
November 18th, 2007, 5:35 PM
I got Emerald new at target for $25.99 and I saw Diamond and Pearl were both $42.99 so I dunno if some other places have Emerald priced higher than Diamond/Pearl.

EmpoleMew
November 19th, 2007, 3:40 PM
It really depends on the area. Where I live, D/P costs $34.99 and Emerald is $24.99. I have seen one go for $39.99 though. Semi-related, why do most DS games stay at like $30 even after almost a year? Specifically, I'm talking about Kirby: Squeak Squad.

BlueLunarAngel
November 19th, 2007, 4:00 PM
Are the GBA games still in production? If not, that might shed light on why they're priced higher than D/P.

EmpoleMew
November 19th, 2007, 4:05 PM
They are still in production. The only discontinued Pokemon games are:

Red/Blue/Green/Yellow
Stadium
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Stadium 2
Snap
and I believe Super Smash Bros. 64. Not really a Pokemon game but it has Pokemon in ti so, yeah. This also explains why its so hard to find a copy of R/B in stores. *sigh*

BlueLunarAngel
November 19th, 2007, 5:05 PM
Then, the answer to why R/S/E are still priced the way they are is probably as simple as "because Nintendo knows they can". Handheld Nintendo products are still hot and in demand. So from Nintendo's point of view, there's no point in depreciating the value of things that are still popular.

EmpoleMew
November 19th, 2007, 5:08 PM
Plus, the need for certain Pokemon that can only be caught in the GBA games could be a reason. I mean, for those who actually try to have a living PokeDex instead of cheating/hacking. Although, Nintendo would have to be evil masterminds to think of that.

KPROFSLS
November 20th, 2007, 1:28 AM
but in australia it's only like $30 and pearl & diamond are like $70.

AnimeDDR110
November 20th, 2007, 3:45 AM
its $34.99 each for pokemon D/P & Pokemon Emerald. i wish they would lower the price of emrald too at least $24.99 like they did to Firered/Leafgreen.

AlexPokemon
November 20th, 2007, 10:45 AM
Probably Emerald is in higher demand because of the release of dp. People want to import.