Dealspwn: "...So to the moaning publishers and developers out there, crying about used games sales, and defending dubious business practices, I'd suggest that you stop treating your audiences as wallet-bearing sheep to be manipulated. It all ties together. If a consumer sees a game get released on the same day as optional, premium on-disc DLC, you can't really blame them for holding off on the purchase until more news has emerged. How much DLC will there be? Should I wait for a GOTY version, or at least a marketplace price drop?
"The alleged lack of a long tail from sales has come about because this industry has forgotten what DLC is for: to give gamers more of what they want. Supply and demand, it's very simple. In the past, expansion packs had to be well-crafted. They had their own boxes to live up to! Just because the method of delivery has changed, that doesn't mean corners can be cut. Gamers have long memories, we know what our money is worth. Publishers, platform holders, and retailers would do well to remember that.
"If we are more cautious, cynical, and suspicious as a consumer audience, it is warranted. The past few years have made us so. But it doesn't have to be this way."