GB writes: SCEE has confirmed that Mass Effect 2 is now available for download from Playstation Store.
Just logged onto PS Store to check this....£47.99...like this is gonna get people to buy the PS3 version, when you can buy the 360 version for £10. What the fuck.
this is seriously retarded, the game came out almost a year ago for Xbox 360 and PC. This kind of pricing will doom the PS3 version from the start.
I just said in the other duplicate story that Sony have to stike a balance between software profit and keeping the companies that sell their hardware happy. It's a difficult one because if ithe DD was cheaper than the retail version then all the third party distrubtors (Amazon, Game, Play etc etc) would be pissed off and feel cut out of the equation. That would be one of a few reasons for this price.
You can buy the BLU-RAY version for cheaper? Can anyone please shed some light on how this is justified? the digital download copy costs more than the copy hindered with a disc?
@optical_matrix It costs a minimum of $220 to play the game on 360 for a lot of people that are buying the ps3 version. Honestly some people need to stop with this lame "it is cheaper on pc/360" argument. This is like a new game for ps3 ONLY owners and the pricing is going to reflect that. people that had a 360 or pc would have bought the game a year ago if they were interested. Even though I have both systems I am buying the ps3 version because I prefer the ps3 controller plus my brother uses the 360 primarily and I use the ps3 primarily. On topic - This is ridiculous pricing for a non disc version. It really should be like 40$ so more people are interested in getting the digital version. I got the game on Amazon with the $20 credit offer and so it turns out to be 36.99. If they want people to pick the digital version over the disc version then they need to make it enticing and not charge the retail price!!
This kind of pricing will only force the price down way faster than the original release. I expect at least $20 in 3months.
$20 in 3 months? No chance. Wasn't Assassins Creed 1 on the PSN Store for £24 a few weeks ago? And people say the future will only have download only games, you've got to be kidding.
This is why games should remain on disc next generation. Fucking bullshit.
Sony needs to sort this out im sure MS had a deal with devs where there xbox 36o games can not be above a certain price range if they want them to be on the market place sony need to do the same this is digusting not that mass effect is not a good i wouldt know but this out of order and so was prototype and these devs do they think they will make more money buy selling it exspensive with a few people purchasing or a little cheaper with alot more people buying hmmm when its priced at £38 people will be exspecting cases manuals and the rest if not you need to buck up your ideas oh and you will want the game brand new not a year after its original release
Sony don't choose pricing though the devs do. They have said this plenty of times.
yeah i know that but sony do have the write to say if its over so and so amount were not puting it on the store...im not sure but it seems ms must of done it on the xbl market place there 360 games pricing make more sense then the ps3's
Does it cost Sony anthin to put games on the PSN? i wouldnt of thought so myself
@Hellsvacany Of course, they also charge publishers to cover some of the bandwidth costs. (Sony is charging 16 cents per a gigabyte of bandwidth used)
the download can be activated on 5 ps3's so theoretically you get 5 copies of the game for £47 go share with your mates£9.40 each so its actually cheaper than x box! lol
I this is expensive.
It's moments like this when you know DD becoming standard on consoles is a LONG way off. It should be much cheaper. Think about all the middle men DD cuts out, and yet we're getting sold products at premium prices.
Why will I buy it at this price when I can get the boxed version for a cheaper price?
I'll take this game on 360 all day.
Take away the packaging and manufacturing costs and it STILL costs more than any retail game? What a complete joke. The worst thing is people have already bought the game and rated it high on the store, if anything people should be avoiding it, sending the message that people aren't going to accept this.
I bought it on disc. Glad I did now.
Mother of god.jpeg Even in the high-street you'll pay at most £45. I've already seen a price war onine begun for less than £40. What the fuck are Bioware and their publisher thinking? They're the one to dictate the price.
I was planning on buying Mass Effect 2 from PSN, but I bought the disc version for 39£ in the store. I must say this game has me hooked, one of the best games on PS3, worth every penny.
I thought the whole reason for buying digitally was to cut out the middle man and offer lower prices than in-store. lol that price is ridiculous. Mass Effect 2 is an excellent game but that price just sucks a big one.
Pahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha . Sums it up I think.
BULLLLLLLLLL SHIIIIIIIIIT It should cost less then retail version not more
Should cost £24.99 tbh.
Its £40.99 in the game shops by me, thats for a disc based version complete with box and manual. Who the hell in their right mind would pay more for something that is digital only o_O
Free DLC don't forget...
The DLC is on the disk version too...
i could go to any random site and get it cheaper isnt the point of DD convenience as well as a cost effective price? this is worse then the high street price
if il get digital copy from psn, will it include cerberus network for free?
Yes, psn and disc are the same.
The cost of the disc, case and booklet should all be stripped away from the downloadable version, and yet it works out more expensive? I remember the retail version of GT5 Prologue being cheaper than the downloadable version as well.
Good job I bought the Blu-ray version. £48 and then having to wait to download the game? screw that.
Appropriate pricing for DLC content never was a strength, neither of Sony nor of MS! The price is way of too high for a game for download. Since you dont have anything in your hands after purchase price for a DLC full version should be at least 25% less than the retail version! Maybe it would be interesting with that pricing...
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