LazyTechGuys: Why Digital Download Games Cost More Than Their Retail Counterparts

This has come up more and more recently. Games like Infamous 2 being released digitally at the full retail price of $59.99 and it being in the store for the same price or less. Companies do not have to package the game or pay for manufacturing cost so the cost should be cheaper, yet these companies are seemingly taking advantage of the consumer. But this practice is not a new practice found in gaming, this is a common sales practice that has been around in all forms of retail.

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paladinaz2661d ago

I can not complain... I paid 10 Pounds for digital version of Infamous 2.

caseh2660d ago

How did you manage that, its £49.99 on PSN?

Wolfie2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

gamesharing... £50 / 5 = £10 per person

caseh2660d ago

@Wolfe ahhh yeah totally forgot about that.

sashimi2660d ago

didn't they limit gamesharing to 3 people now? pretty sure they did

MachoMoustachio2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

Kaz Hirai holds up his monies with thumb.... ONLY!