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How Much Does a 3-D Computer Game Cost?

average costOlder Games: About $30high costLatest Releases: Up to $55
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With the advent of 3-D technology into the living room with 3-D television viewing, there is also a smaller push in the realm of 3-D computer gaming. Currently, only the graphics company Nvidia[1] offers the ability to play 3-D games on a computer.

Typical costs:

  • In order to play a 3-D computer game, one requires the $150 Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit[2] , a 3-D computer monitor and a compatible graphics card and computer running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system. If a game has been tagged as "Nvidia 3-D Vision Ready," that means Nvidia has worked closely with the game developer to optimize the game for their 3-D Vision technology.
  • The latest released games with this badge like Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 can cost up to $55. Older games like Resident Evil 5[3] can cost about $30.
  • Other PC video games[4] that do not have the "Nvidia 3-D Vision Ready" badge also can cost $20-$60 depending on how long the game has been on the market.
  • The Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit can convert several hundred existing games into 3-D gameplay. The company also keeps a list of 3-Dv games[5] and categorizes how well they run in 3-D.
Related articles: 3-D Computer Monitor, 3-D Glasses

What should be included:
  • Nvidia says that their 3-D Vision technology can transform already existing PC games into 3-D with their kit as long as the necessary requirements are fulfilled. Specific computer system requirements can be found at Nvidia's own list of necessary features.
  • All PC video games include a DVD game disc and user manual.
Additional costs:
  • The Nvidia 3-D Vision Kit, necessary for 3-D game play on PCs, costs $150.
  • A 3-D computer monitor typically costs $300 -$400.
  • Stores often offer sales or discounts on many computer games, and pre-owned games can often also be found in the bargain bin as well.
Shopping for a 3-d computer game:
  • Store retailers such as Game Stop[6] , Best Buy[7] and CompUSA[8] offer a wide selection of PC games both new and used.
  • Online retailers such as Amazon[9] and[10] also sell many computer games.
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