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Monday, November 5, 2018

3853 - Overpriced Classics


So for those who can't see the prices clearly, the two Galaga and Pac-Man mini-arcade units containing a single game each cost $39.99 CAD while the Pac-Man Pocket Player containing THREE whole games costs roughly $50.24 CAD. Plus tax.

Meanwhile, over at Walmart, you can buy one of those Pixel Player things with roughly 300 games (including some Data East classics... or at least their NES ports) for $24.99 CAD plus tax.

Mind you, I want to say this is just the pharmacy prices since their electronic goods tend to be a bit on the overpriced side... but sadly Walmart has the arcade models as well for roughly the same price.

It'd be worth it for the arcade ports... but not the subpar NES releases that are included on each.

Even the portable player is questionable, with the three games being Genesis ports of Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Attack.

Naturally, these would be easy avoids for any individual... and fortunately, common sense prevailed in this instance, so I saved a bunch of money.

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