This time in 2011 and in 2012, MCV took a close look at trends in Triple A titles release prices.
What we found was that prices had come down from an average launch price of AUD$104.74 (amongst all Triple A titles int he back half of 2011) to AUD$95.77 (for the same types of titles in the back half of 2012), an 8 per cent drop overall.
Late last year, GameSpot argued (apparently correctly) that prices in Australia simply couldn't come down any further.
MCV has taken another snapshot this year which reveals that this was a true prediction, but it's worth breaking the prices down by generation.
On current generation consoles, the average price for Triple A titles in the back half of this year will be AUD$96.43, which represents a slight increase of just less than 1 per cent.
But for next-generation devices, that number is at AUD$103.75, which we'll consider an isolated starting point for a new generation rather than make a direct comparison to current pricing.
It's likely a reflection of the anticipated market rejuvination driven by the hype of the new consoles, the hype for which has the potential to boost sales across all platforms.
Of course, increases in prices aren't going to be tolerated in an ongoing and usual year. Come next Christmas, it'll depend largely on how the Australian Dollar fares and the reception of the new consoles outside their launch windows.
The number of games used for this survey was 23. In 2012 it was 29 and in 2011 it was 19. Prices were taken from publisher release schedules and retail web site historical pricing.