Hey hey, it’s time for some Xbox One titles to get some rather decent price cuts in this weeks Deal of the Week and the best thing about it? The sale is now live.
BF4 & AC4 are still £55 ($90) each on the UK store. The digital rip-off is still alive and well.
I saw the Marvel Lego game on Steam for £4.99 the other day. Figured it was a pretty good deal but then I saw it was only reduced from £14.99. So I decided hey at £14.99 I will get this for my XBox One, and have it easily accessible for my children to play. I fired up the XBox One and did a little search. £49.99. Digital rip-off is right.
Time to go buy Tomb Raider, so I can finally play it.
Do they have time period for how long the game market place on Xbox one will be down
It's up for me. Just started downloading Tomb Raider.
Thanks I'll check now
Hmmm I feel if I'm more patient, these will come down further in the coming months.
That's generally how it works. It's strange, if you choose to follow the gaming market about 12-18 months behind then the hobby is about a 5th of the price, and the experiences you get from it do not diminish at all. But that logic doesn't matter, because we have to have the latest and greatest ASAP.
Thays fine and all waiting and saving money... But without the people that cant wait and need a game at launch industry would cease to exist because there would be no money to be made.
Correct me if wrong but ms need to do there maths again. Thief 50% off. Was £49.99 now £27.99.that don't look like 50% to me...
It is also the exact price that Thief cost brand new if you pre-ordered it on Steam. I'd say MS need to do their math again, but also their overall pricing strategy.
Steam prices and consoles prices should not be compared. If you were making games you'd want to earn as much as possible for your work. I am sure when you have down time at work, you do not go to your boss and say hey I am slow right now pay me less.
Maybe it's a mental aspect but for me if it was actually half I could justify it. Those extra 3 pounds made me doubt the purchase!
Bought all the games when they came out really good games. I don't see why this is a rip of being digital. I mean, I don't have to get up to change disc's, I have no clutter in my living room space, and I can go to my 2nd xbox one and just start playing with out needing to bring a disc with me. To me that's a good reason for digital only. However, I see why people love the retail packaging. Its available in both flavors no need to be negative all the times people.
It's a rip-off because it is far cheaper for Microsft/Sony and the publisher to distribute digitally. There's no retailer, no shipping, no packaging, no disc, no printing manuals etc etc. As well as that they don't lose money on trading it in. There is absolutely no reason why digital games should be the same price as retail games.
Well I would disagree with you on there not being any over head with selling digital games. See you need to pay for servers, server maintenance staff, uploading ISP, and maintenance of the digital merchandise. See Best Buy, Wal-Mart, GameStop, etc they all have similar over head and they still make a huge profit. Which means that the digital space profit margins are smaller due to the fact that less people buy digital, and return on investment is less. Also, considering that it is an alternative to the traditional fashion from what I gather you prefer I see it as a bonus not a rip off. What is a rip off is RETAIL LIMITED PRE ORDER DLC, and that is a rip off, as you are as the end user missing out.
Well I really can't see how maintaining a digital game is more than all the costs I mentioned, so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
PC guys hate paying for anything.
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