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Submitted by ssb3173 803d ago | opinion piece

High Horse: When did $10 become a “cheap” XBLA/PSN download?

Henry Gilbert: When it first launched, I was pretty dubious of the 360’s software line-up. Perfect Dark Zero was a bust, games like Gun and King Kong didn’t look all that improved compared to the Xbox versions, and the less said about Kameo the better. Just as I was deciding dismiss the 360 until the “real games” started coming out, I kept hearing from friends and reading online that easily the must-own launch game was a title called Geometry Wars. The best part? It was only five dollars. ( Geometry Wars, Culture, Limbo, PS3, Shadow Complex, Tag Invalid, Xbox 360)

Yi-Long  +   803d ago
Agreed...
... too many games are being released at 1200MSP/15 dollars, and few of them are actually worth it.

It automatically means that I usually just skip those games on release and wait for a 50% off deal. 800msp/10 dollars still is an 'impulse-buy' for me, but 1200/15 is a 'purchase', which is competing against great retailgames which are in the bargainbin for that same price (Deus EX 3, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, etc etc).

Obviously there ARE downloadable games that seem worthy of the 1200msp/15$ askingprice, like the upcoming Journey and the new Trials, but I think many developers are overpricing their games and thus shooting themselfs in the foot with that greed.

When I look at a game like Gotham City Imposters being priced at 1200MSP, I see a nice and promising game, but I fear the high price will keep too many people away from it, which is killing for a MP-only game, so that doesn't seem like a smart move at all.

Often, being a little less greedy can actually make you much more money, and also give much more people value for money and a good experience.
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BuffMordecai  +   803d ago
I'm no fan of $15 dollar games, but as long as the standard doesn't become $20, I'm good. I do wonder however if they will try to push $20 for next generation downloadable titles.
jetlian  +   803d ago
for me it depends on how much time it will take to beat. 15 bucks needs atleast 3 hours worth
from the beach  +   803d ago
Well, 1200 points is cheap for a game, compared to £40 in a shop. Some people are such misers.

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