I lived in New Zealand for a few months about fifteen years ago and the price of games was a joke. Criminally high.This will mean $120-140 in Australia, we already have $100+ for many console games and with no equivalent of STEAM for sales (or is there?), you have to buy second hand.
That's what the video guys learned. Sell a ton at 19.95 and none at 100Well this is why I stopped buying games at retail price and waited some months to get it half the price, its so fcked up its insane, is this even legal? kinda sound like price collusion and on top of micro transactions, pay to win features, they haven't heard of amazon book pricing it seems, you price it at a level people want to buy it, if alot of people buy a game at $40, it would outsell a game that has a price of $60 and give you profit
They are doing exactly what Hollywood has been doing for decades doing: they own multiple companies (like a marketing company) and they can charge whatever what want between themselves. This way even the most profitable movie/game are "loosing" money on paper. Lord of the Rings? "unprofitable". Harry Potter? "unprofitable".While in the shadows they "donate" to their private charities to avoid paying taxes and play the stock exchange game to the brink.
Would you also be fine with a 70% increase off ALL prices if every product or service out there would be made with more "talent" and "specialization"? Maybe you have a lot of money but most of us won't even have enough left to buy food.Gaming brings a great value if you look at entertainment per hour cost. I would be fine paying $100 if it attracts more talented and specialized gaming developers.
Would you also be fine with a 70% increase off ALL prices if every product or service out there would be made with more "talent" and "specialization"? Maybe you have a lot of money but most of us won't even have enough left to buy food.
Sorry, but it doesn't compute. "This would expand options."? I'm just a consumer, part of the sheeple. Could you translate that Corporate Commander lingo?Your comparison doesn't make sense. Gaming is unique because of the extremely cheap entertainment value/hour. This would expand options. If people have trouble buying $100 games, there are plenty of cheaper games or free to play games.