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?62.99, u wot EA?

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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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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?

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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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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

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

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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.

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

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

convenience?

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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...

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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!

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I guess that's the price of convenience?

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

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There is something going on with pricing in Europe.

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

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Obviously if they sold the digital cheaper as a rule of thumb, they would eat into their own physical market and eventually kill it?

 

I tend to buy my games on a disk because, although I have a 1TB PS3, Plus continues to fill it up quite nicely. I only buy games in digital format when they're digital only AND when they have a great discount applied to them. If not, I buy the disc version.

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I love how the games industry is full of under handed tricks and marketing scams in order to rake in more $$$.

This nonsense, plus dlc, plus free to play, plus micro transactions. Honestly where does it end?

A game with no assets but the player character thats see`s you purchase every ######ing item, event, and asset in it via micro transactions, released as weekly dlc, after you`ve payed for the season pass to play this "free to play game".

Can go sing for it. Only games I buy digitally are on PC, and even then i wont pay "steam release" prices. As most people on here are saying. If those digital prices reflected the non-physical nature of the sale, Id be on it like a tramp eating chips! Till then, no bloomin thanks!!

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I don't know why people are surprised...

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A game with no assets but the player character thats see`s you purchase every ****ing item, event, and asset in it via micro transactions, released as weekly dlc, after you`ve payed for the season pass to play this "free to play game".

 

You're describing the new Killer Instinct on X1 to a T.

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?62.99, u wot EA?

 

Thread title is not only true but an epic win :p

 

MS seem to be doing the same, i have my fingers crossed for the future, but i can;t say i'm confident.

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Well I can only hope no one ever buys the digital versions, hurt their profits and they'll soon start making the changes we expect.

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You mean a company is trying to maximize its profits? Well... duh! Welcome to How Businesses Operate 101. Companies charge what the market will bear, and have done so for centuries. I find it amazing that some people are ignorant of this basic concept.

 

Solution: If you don't like the price of a given item, don't purchase said item. If enough people do that, the price will come down or the item will be discontinued. On the other hand, if enough people are willing to pay what they are asked for something, then why would you expect the price to be lowered? The whole goal is to separate you from your money as much as possible.

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Welcome to How Businesses Operate 101.

 

Companies charge what the market will bear, and have done so for centuries.

 

So we should just be quiet and stroke our corporate overlords? Centuries ago they didn't have the internet.

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You're describing the new Killer Instinct on X1 to a T.

 

Not really, you can buy the full KI and get more characters and so on if you want.  If you don't and you want to pay for just specific characters then you can do that as well.  KI has both models and it's giving players choice.   Later when the season 2 characters are ready you can buy those if you want or not, it's optional.   To say the game starts you off with nothing and you have to pay for every little thing is wrong though.

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