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BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC

There's an interesting quote on Joystiq from a GDC Europe talk by BioWare director of online development Fernando Melo, who says that a majority of the profit they saw from Dragon Age DLC was from sales of day-one DLC packs Stone Prisoner and Warden's Keep, saying this accounted for 53% of their DLC income from the game (thanks nin). Word is:

This figure accounts for those who bought Stone Prisoner for $15 in a used copy of Origins, and those who purchased Warden's Keep for $7 outside of its inclusion in the Digital Deluxe Edition. Since these two DLC packs, Dragon Age: Origins has had seven additional iterations of downloadable content, which account for less than half of the total DLC revenue from Origins.

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33. Re: BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC Aug 14, 2012, 21:55 StingingVelvet
 
mag wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 17:34:
If Capitalism 101 contained even an inkling of truth to it, the higher efficiency of the Polish group (and similar) would mean that monsters like EA would shortly go out of business.

You praise CDP, but before The Witcher 2 came out they were in serious trouble, laying some people off and canceling the original Witcher's console port. It's not easy to stay profitable for anyone on the gaming industry.

In any case, nice dodge. You didn't answer the fact people support this, which is the whole core of the issue.
 
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