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Why PS4 game prices need to learn from Steam - OPM

The savings passed from bypassing packaging, printing and transport should pass on to us. Games are overpriced – but as Valve has proven, they don’t have to be.

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pedrof931894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

They are right digital versions and the retail versions should not have the same price.

- Non related - Back in June if with the DRM on Xone we could have cheaper digital games It would be very good for the consumers and the video game studios. But no we still had to play the same price.

cleft51894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

I would love for Sony to do a version of the Steam Sale for the PS4 and the PS3. They have Summer Sales right now and that's okay, but Steam Sales are so ridiculously good that they still have some ways to go before they reach that.

It was also be nice to see them adjust the price on Digital Content similar to what Steam does. The problem is that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are on closed platforms so they really don't have to compete with an outside source. This is really one of the main reasons that Steam Deals occur. Yes, they compete with each other but even that is relatively not the same thing. Because the developers can adjust the prices however they like now, maybe we will see a fluctuation in prices for digital content when the Steam Sales happens, but that is wishful thinking. Still it would be nice.

KonsoruMasuta1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Get over it. MS was not going to give you Steam like prices.

Moncole1894d ago

Did you see the sales MS gave during the summer? It has great deals.

zeal0us1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Boy some part of me feel like you should have left non related part out. You're kicking the hornet's nest.

MizTv1894d ago

The only reason I like the all digital on steam is because the games are so damn cheap
I have never payed more than $10 for a game

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Orionsangel1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Steam has totally converted me to only digital. I sold all my boxed games. Now I just want my games in digital form. I realized I'm not a collector of physical items. I prefer my games on a screen on a list. It's more convenient. I can't imagine anymore getting up, opening a CD tray and placing the game on the tray and closing the tray. That seems so quaint now to me.

TimeSkipLuffy1894d ago

I probably would go the same route. I'm just curious about games getting removed from steam, psn or whatever. Because of license issues, etc.
How do you get your games then? Or do you always keep them on the harddrive forever and have a backup as well? :3

Orionsangel1893d ago (Edited 1893d ago )

The games will always exist on your account. You can remove games once you beat them if you like, but you'll always own them and you can install them again. As long as your account with Steam exist the games stay with you. I have a 2TB HDD and 107 Steam games so far. As a result I have about 1TB left on my HDD. I'm fine with that for now. Besides the future of storing our digital games looks like it's gonna be on the cloud.

TimeSkipLuffy1893d ago

@Orionsaint
I have read that games have been removed from steam because of license issues. If I don't have the game installed on my PC then I won't be able to grab them anymore.

This is my only concern with digital media.

If you own a copy of the game physically, you only need to worry if the discs breaks.
But when you rely to much on a service to always have a backup of your game I guess you might loose at some point.

I have Steam and PSN. I have 2x1TB HDD drives for PSN already and 1x3TB HDD for Steam games which is almost at the limit... ^^

pyramidshead1894d ago

Steam likes prices and sales on psn would be like an overkill of value haha.

ElementX1894d ago

It will never happen for either PSN or Live. I honestly can't see Sony or MS discounting anything by 75%, it hasn't happened yet.

kneon1894d ago

For ps+ the discounts do get to 75% occasionally, though typically it tops out around 50%.

TimeSkipLuffy1894d ago

Steam is calculating the discount from the original price, correct?

Next week on PSN sale
Dead or Alive 5 Plus
$39.99 -> $19.99 -> $10.00(PS+)

That's almost 75% if I am not mistaken ^^
And that's not the only game ^^

kneon1894d ago

You are correct, I forgot that psn takes their discount off the current price, not the original retail price.

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