I was dumb enough to buy an Acer LCD TV about 6.5 years ago. I've regretted it every day since.
Development costs. 100 people working for 2 yeras isn't cheap.
You've gone on to list other things that aren't relevant in the least. He was saying that development is what costs a fortune, and it doesn't (even if you double their pay, and I know they don't get paid that much). Ignoring the small cost of development, if you look at how much money is made from a single game, all of the other costs still don't add up to a loss. Companies like EA wouldn't exist if they were losing money on every game. Small companies that sell only in the thousands of tens of thousands of units wouldn't be making games if they were only making losses on every game.
If you ask me, both companies should be liable for violating privacy laws."
Nobody is asking you because nobody cares about what you think.
completely different marketplace with completely different goods and a completely different price and selling structure
How do any of those things you listed differ between buying and selling games, cars or houses, other than goods themselves? Can you not buy or sell a house for $1? Do you not exchange money or other property to acquire either of those? Can I not purchase a car for $200? What happens when I purchase two or three brand new games, do they magically cost less than $140-$210 just because they are games?
Try thinking, next time, before posting retarded shit.
Heisenberg may have slept here...