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34. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 14:57 pupsikaso
Creston wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 14:01:
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 13:46:
I used to have better estimates, but my guesses would be:
Wholesale price of new title: $15
Wholesale price of old title: $6
Cost of pressing CD and packaging, per unit: $3
Cost of freight, per unit: $0.50
% of sales at full price: 50%
% of sales at discounted price: 50%

So on a 60 dollar title, how does it break out? Publisher gets 15 bucks. I'm assuming MS and Sony get 15-20 bucks? The rest goes to Walmart/Gamestop etc?

And the publisher pays all the costs associated with it? Seems like a shitty deal for them.

Not exactly, but you're starting to see the picture. Now, take a wild guess how much trickles down to the actual developers.

You can clearly see now why PC and digital distribution is the way to go. I swear, I think most devs on consoles have some kind of stockholme syndrome or something. Or maybe they just really really like it up the ---
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