30°
Submitted by BIoodmask 2397d ago | interview

How Much Can Namco Charge for Ace Combat 6 DLC?

When Microsoft first announced the points system and microtransactions for Xbox 360 a few years back, many critics feared it would trigger a trend where game publishers would suddenly charge for the things that gamers once expected as built-in incentive in their games. While most games have some form of DLC, the worst offender of post-purchase price gouging is undoubtedly Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.

To date, Namco Bandai has released over 35 extra planes, and while some are free downloads, most cost 200 points ($2.50) each, and others -- the notorious Idolmaster planes (based on and skinned with imagery from Namco's Japan-only Idolmaster game) -- command 400 Microsoft points ($5.00) apiece.

To get to the bottom of this particular business decision to exploit Ace Combat fans, 1UP decided to grill Namco on the topic and ask them who exactly they think has all this money to spend on their planes and whether they plan to continue this sort of practice in the future. (Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, Xbox 360)

JoelR  +   2397d ago
you know... after seeing the racketeering Namco is doing on this game I am not sure I am sad that it hasn't made it to the PS3 yet...

holy cats man... to get all the DLC so far you it would have cost as much as 3 games. Which I am sure you would have gotten more fun out of!
Radiomorph  +   2397d ago
I used to like Namco.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Xbox One Review - DJ Podcasts

35m ago - Paul from DJ Podcasts writes "Never alone is a puzzle based video game developed by Upper One Gam... | Xbox One
40°

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review ~ In Space, no one can hear you fight crime | PSGamer

40m ago - PSGamer: Starting up LEGO Batman 3 for the first time is like sitting down to have a drink with a... | PC
40°

Freedom Wars Review | The Vita Lounge

40m ago - Tyler from The Vita Lounge says; "At its core, Freedom Wars is a third person action game deve... | PS Vita
40°

Ubisoft Announces a Number of New Features for Trials Fusion

57m ago - Last year Ubisoft released the Trials Fusion the next title in their BMX racing series. Trials Fu... | PC
Ad

Are you bored?

Now - Watch 10 seconds videos about games and game culture at COUB Gaming... | Promoted post
30°

Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One) Review - WGTC

1h ago - WGTC writes: Bigger, bolder and badder, Grand Theft Auto V shines just as bright on the Xbox One... | Xbox One