Mega Man 9 is a brand new game in the original Mega Man series with 8-bit graphics (and slowdown and flicker like the old days). It was announced July 4th and released at the end of September 2008 on Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Did the game cause game collectors to go buy the original eight Mega Man games? And if so when did they buy the games, when MM9 was announced or when it was released?
Using our price charts show below we analyzed the prices for all the original 8 Mega Man games.
You can see that 7 out of the 8 original Mega Man games increased in price after the announcement. The average price increase was 16% from June to September. After release only 4 out of 8 games increased in price and only averaged a 3% increase.
Gamers are like stock investors, they buy on the rumor and sell on the fact. Mega Man games increased in price more in anticipation of the new game and didn't change much at all after release.
In the charts below the red line is the price before announcement. The blue line is the release date.
+34% After Announcement | -6% After Release
+50% After Announcement | +6% After Release
+5% After Announcement | +4% After Release
+23% After Announcement | -17% After Release
-8% After Announcement | -17% After Release
+5% After Announcement | +0% After Release
+7% After Announcement | +3% After Release
+14% After Announcement | +48% After Release