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Why do video games cost so much?

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The famous American magazine Forbes that deals with the economy and famous for drawing up rankings of the richest men in the world, wondering why i video games arrive to cost up to $ 60 (from us 60). The article refers to Gears of War multi-acclaimed title for Xbox360 created by EpicGames of which we also spoke on the Gardens Blog in December.

In short, that's why games cost so much:Art / Design $ 15Programming $ 12Retail $ 12Fixed for console builder $ 7Marketing $ 4Market Development Fund $ 3Mold cost, packaging $ 3licensing $ 3Profit for the publisher $ 1Distributor $ 1Corporate Costs $ .20Hardware Development <$ .03