Skippy_Live wrote:I heard that the pricing was a mistake.
We will have to wait and see but I really wouldn't bet anything on it being a mistake.
The UK always gets the short end of the stick on online pricing compared to other countries.
Grummy wrote:And yet people complained about the idea of MS having digital only and controlling the price and thus (apparently) there being nowhere else to buy games and shop around for prices......makes me laugh anyway, they complained about MS doing this for retail games, then basically asked them to do it for digital sales. Genius.
This is not how the system would work, you were still going to be able to buy your games in stores but the discs would basically be install discs in your Xbox One. The difference is that with digital only sales games become cheaper faster because every game that sells has their profits go to the publisher and the developer.
In the current system with used games a new game only has a week to sell as much as possible before it is competing with the same exact game at a cheaper price on the same shelf. In this system this is no incentive for a company to lower the price of a game because even if they did the store itself would follow the price change and stay under it meaning price drops create no meaningful revenue for publishers.
This is why we have seen so much DLC and now season passes this generation, these companies need a steady revenue stream to survive and the current system does not work. This is also why indie games are flourishing on digital only service because every sale is profit for them.
Look at Mojang they became hugely successful over this while a giant company like THQ fell even though they were putting out good games using the retail method.
CunningSmile wrote: FordGTGuy wrote:
Bit of a tangent but where are you from? You've used "your" instead of "our" a couple of times when talking about the UK so I wondered. Plus Yokel was being sarcastic rather than serious (she usually is) and I know other representatives of our cousins across the pond have had trouble with posts like that in the path.
Makes no difference, I'm just nosey
I'm from the United States but I've been pushed to this website because it's really the best gaming news site for the Xbox One that I've seen.