Is Sony really doing it right? Or are they beginning a trend that could lead to a missed concept of why HD Collections should be released?
I do not think the inFamous collection is really a HD collection more just buying the series on one disc. inFamous sold well but not extremely well. The collection is for those who didn't originally buy inFamous and isn't for the same audience as the GOW HD collection (who people will buy to enjoy the PS2 versions in HD). Different markets
It definitely isn't an HD collection but that's mentioned in the article. HD collections have a purpose, whereas the inFamous collection release is just a reboxing with very little content.
You've hit the nail on the head right there. The people who will be tempted by the Infamous Collection are people that have never played either game before. Is it a bad thing to have choice? Never. Nobody complained about the Uncharted bundle released in time for Uncharted 3 and it's fair to say that sales were enough to show that this sort of thing could be a success. People with the games digitally may be tempted to buy the collection. People looking to get rid of some of their games may trade in both current boxed items for both games on one disk. And for people who don't want to spend a huge amount on Infamous 2 (it can still be incredibly expensive), this will be a way of adding value to the price tag. Choice is never a bad thing, whether it's something you feel is of value to you or not.
I agree with you mat, I just hope we don't see repackaging of games for the sake of profits and shelf space rather than to give gamers a wider selection of games not previously available on the PS3, especially considering inFamous 2 is free on PS Plus (which, in my opinion, should be pushed a lot harder on consumers than a $30 collection).
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