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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 23:49

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£62.99, u wot EA?




#2 trooper11

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:13

Ouch.

I think the reality is that we as consumers need to simply not buy into this stuff until the prices are brought down. Match the retail prices for starters and then consider something like a minimum $5 discount for buying digital.

I refuse to buy a digital title that is over retail for sure. Most games I will not buy digital even at the same price as retail. However there are some games that I'm willing to pay full retail price for because I don't feel the need to have a physical copy.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:16

I'm confused by the majority of digital services. They seem to want to push us to Digital Downloads, yet on things like buying movies from Google and iTunes etc, they're the same, or more expensive.

 

Buying video games from the Digital Store? Were more expensive on the 360 and the PS3, 360 Digital download store content was immensely sparse too. If they truly want us to go digital, why are they the same price, or even more ridiculous, more expensive?



#4 chrisj1968

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:17

You know, it used to be that the game prices back in the day were indicative of the costs for pressing CD/DVD's for retail. Costs for shipping and materials.

 

but you buy a game that is digital? above retail? Pfft! that's no longer a realistic excuse



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:19

Xbox is just as bad. £62.99 is nuts though, do they come with extra Day One DLC?

 

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Do they not want people to use their stores?

 

Edit: Dead Rising at Game is £49.99



#6 Crisp

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:19

Because kids will want it and parents will buy them it regardless. Steam is where the grown ups go.

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#7 McKay

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:20

Steam is where the grown ups go.

 

LOL I've seen just as many kids online in Steam games.

 

Me personally I buy games from Supermarkets. ASDA always gets the latest games on launch night and sells them for far cheaper than anyone else most of the time.



#8 Torolol

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:23

well, its obvious that Sony & Microsoft want a steam like business model, but WITHOUT the Steam's discounted pricing style.



#9 vcfan

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:28

If they truly want us to go digital, why are they the same price, or even more ridiculous, more expensive?


convenience?



#10 spenser.d

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:31

All the AAA titles in the US Xbox Store are the same price as their physical copies...

 

Wouldn't pay $50 for some of the others that they want $50 for...



#11 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:43

Microsoft and Sony needs to completely scrap their old digital game pricing and sales and follow Steam's sales and pricing system. The 'digital' steam-esque age of gaming is not going to happen if they dont!



#12 Kalint

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:50

oof!  Dem prices



#13 trag3dy

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:52

I guess that's the price of convenience?



#14 ReptileX

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:00

I usually play the waiting game (where on disc prices come down) but not many people want to play it with me.



#15 trooper11

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:10

There is something going on with pricing in Europe.

The X1 and PS4 stores in the US show retail pricing.