GearNuke: "PlayStation Experience flash sale is now live on the PlayStation Store."
Lame sales IMO. These are digital games and should be a lot cheaper. Digital games should only be priced half of what it goes for at retail. Then have the sales on those prices.
Have you seen the breakdown for sales of a game? Retailer, shipping, and cost of the physical copy? It certainly isn't half.
KrisButtar has a point, though. We all know the profit margins on digital games are gigantic compared to physical copies, and not only are digital games sold for the same price, they're often even more expensive than buying at retail. It's insane.
His point is valid. Just took a look at shadow of Mordor Premium edition, £74 on the ps4. £22 on the PC which not even a sale price for the same premium version. That is an insane markup.
Yup, I remember when Diablo 3 launched and it was £59.99 to buy from the PSN store. Every retailer had it priced at £49.99 for the physical version. Same goes for Destiny and a bunch of other games too.
I don't know where you see the pc premium edition of mordor for 22 pounds. It's $75 in the US. I am not sure how it is in the UK but digital copies on the PSN store cost the same as physical or a lot of time it's 10% at launch. I've only seen it cost more once on psn at release and Sony went back and comped people in the us. I'm not saying digital shouldn't be less. Between shipping, packaging, and retail, if I remember correctly I think it's like 25% of the $60. Don't quote me on the numbers though so $45 would be good. This guy is saying digital should be $30 while physical is $60 and then it should go on sale based on that $30 price point which is asking a lot.
why is the ps3 version without dlc of the last of us cost more? whoever runs the store prices should be fired. consumers should be more vocal about digital pricing on consoles. they expect us to be locked in with the content without the ability to sell, trade and lend while charging the same if not more than the physical copy. makes no sense at all. dont give me that crap about pleasing retailers. they are the same folks that are able to sell used hardware and games while the publishers and hardware makers dont see a dime. so tell me again how this all makes sense?
Good post Krisbuttar people here actually believe the breakdowns which are NOT legally binding. They don't realize that there is a reason people can put a $59 dollar game on sale for a couple of weeks at $39 and still make a profit on it. When you take the distributor and the retailer, and the two shipping cost, and the physical media off of the cost it is at least HALF. Unless you drink the price fixing coolaid.
Sony.Microsoft,Nintendo all do retail price parity so that digital game is the same as it's retail version as to not undercut and upset retail much. You see faster, better discounts for discs. What you say has merit but not in reality with publishers. The extra they make in digital covers the loss felt from used sales they'll say so it comes out even for them. Prices should drop faster than they do on digital to match retail.
Yup the cold war between digital and retail. It reminds me of the war between streaming and cable.
It would have been awesome if the price for GTA5 was $49.99 instead of $59.99
Wooo!!! 10% off!!!
That's actually 20% off. But I get you point. Like the first man said it should be 50% off!
Other sites are selling tlofu remastered digital for $18.
Gamedealdaily.com has it for $19.49. http://gamedealdaily.com/pl...
G2a has it on the PayPal sale for £14
Thank you been looking for it digital everywhere
i got excited for darn nothing
if i could snab digital copy of little big planet for 40 bux without having go thru paypal id go estatic. cant believe ebay dont take regular credit cards
Why are you going to post about a sale, and not have the sale prices in your article? That doesn't make any sense...
I would have like some kind of rebate since i already bought the ps3 version digital. They are missing out on sales because of this.
This one is called special offers not the usual flash sales we get.
I just bought LoU for less then $20 off gamedealdaily.com if your looking to buy LoU save yourself the $15
Unless it's a freebie on PS+ or digital only I'm buying physical.
Just bought on Amazon for $22.99. Digital code emailed. They have both. So if you want to only spend say $21.50 and have it physically mailed you can. Or you can buy it digitally for $22.99 and have the code emailed to you in a couple of hours. Buy the one from HPP Enterprises They email you the code. edit: or maybe save a couple more dollars with gamedealdaily.com Never tried them though, so can't comment.
Just ended OK so when can we order the Anniversary PS4?????
#jmc8888 The point being that you buy a digital download that you cant sell on for $22.99 or buy a physical copy for $21.50 with the ability to sell it on and maybe make some money back, or maybe not sell on and keep the actual physical copy in ur hands as opposed to on a HD, the forfeit being you have to wait for delivery as opposed to instant email, it comes down to money have and money have not . I know id prefer the physical copy all the way thank you , the pros outweigh the cons
Digital games need to be at the 15-20 pound mark 50 pounds is way too expensive. Wake up people
i live in canada how do i get the last of us remastered digital code for around 20$? i would like the code emailed to me. would be greatly appreciated as i bought the physical copy for ps3 when it released but i feel paying anything more than 25$ isn't worth a revisit. they shoulda gave us a discount for returning buyers. thanks
I just got 3 free games from the page you linked to and I'm not a Playstation Plus member: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (ps4), Mirrors Edge (ps3) and Need for Speed Most Wanted (ps vita).
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