No Saturos, they are not! BUT! They take a LOT more people to make.
No 3d artist is happy about the fact that it's a hi-def world now, and neither are the game studios. Because now it takes longer to do everything, and so they have to have 10x the amount of people working, to make half the duration of the old games.
So while games are expensive, there is a reason, because in the game you're playing that had 100 full time workers working for 2 years, cost the studio a LOT of money to produce. These guys don't work cheap.
"George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd."