Someone Bought This: WCW Vs. NWO: World Tour costs how much?!

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If you were to order WCW Vs. NWO: World Tour for the Nintendo 64 directly from the WCW Merchandise Catalog, you’d have to pay $69.95+ $8.95 for shipping and handling (I think… it’s hard to make out the shipping and handling rate in the video).

So, you could hand over a grand total $78.90 to WCW just for this game…

And you’d have to wait a few weeks for the game to get to you.

Or, you could have done the more sensible thing and gone to your local Wal-Mart or K-Mart and bought the game for around $45 (and maybe even less if it was on sale) and play it immediately.

Unless you were living in the middle of nowhere with no video game retailers around, and you had no other options, it would be a really dumb idea to pay that kind of money for it; no matter how good the game was.

In other words, WCW thought you were an idiot who wasn’t smart enough to comparison shop for the best price on the game.

But they weren’t the only ones who marked up the prices of their video games in their catalogs.

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15 Responses to "Someone Bought This: WCW Vs. NWO: World Tour costs how much?!"
  1. No Pants Mafia says:

    It was probably targeted at parents or grandparents who didn’t know any better. I remember Warzone being the WWF catalog for like $50 + S&H years after it came out.

  2. Gouki says:

    So….I once paid over $70 for a USED version of Virtual Pro Wrestling 2…so um…er….. yeah….. But this was in 2004. And I bought it off of Ebay. So there’s that.

  3. RD Reynolds says:

    Factoring in for inflation, this would cost $1,483 today.

  4. E-Squared says:

    Wasn’t it said that cartridge-based video games were more expensive than disc-based video games? I wouldn’t pay nearly $80 for that now.

    • screwfacecapone says:

      Yeah, they were. Cartridges were more expensive to reproduce and held less data. That was the big beef that third party developer had with Nintendo at the time. Once the industry switched to disc based games, it never looked back.

  5. smgpugfaw says:

    That’s how much new N64 games went for back in the day. There’s no way you were getting that for $45 when it first released.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Nintendo 64 games were only $60-$70 if you were buying them at some place like Toys ‘R Us who jacked up the prices. I never paid more than $50 for my Nintendo 64 games, even the new releases.

  6. Madman Szalinski says:

    I just bought my copy of this game in the original box, with instruction booklet, for $4.

  7. Alan says:

    I thought WCW/nWo Revenge was even better than the outstanding World Tour. I still have both games and the box/instruction booklets.

  8. Jeff says:

    Being a gamer since I was a kid I have tried to teach my kids to not waste the money to buy games right after they are released. There is no reason to spend $50-70 on a game that will only cost $20-30 in a couple of months.

  9. ReallyPeteGas says:

    The WWF magazine catalog was selling RAW for Sega Genesis at $99.95 in 1994. Seriously.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Wow… By that point, I think that’s more than the Genesis 2 itself was selling for new.

  10. evilmidget says:

    It’s kind of sad that we’re paying sixty dollars for new games nowadays despite being on a “cheaper format”. That was the entire goal of getting rid of the cartridge format and one of the few crutches of the N64: expensive as hell games due to more expensive-to-produce software. I remember seeing Majora’s Mask reaching that price in some places

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