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40. Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 19:37 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 14:13:
Orogogus wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 12:44:
And on the other hand you have horrific markups for the EU and Australia for I don't even know what reason.

Just greed, buddy. It's nothing more than that. Plain, unadulterated greed.

Creston

It just seems strange that 1) no one's really tried to undercut the competition and clean up, 2) everyone in those regions apparently deals with it, and 3) they haven't been able to get away with it in the US.

Presumably the companies want to make as much money as possible, and they've determined that the sweet spot for selling games in AU/NZ is $90 and that they wouldn't be able to make even more money by selling to more people at a lower price. The only thing that makes sense is if gaming were an utterly niche hobby in those territories, and the only consumers are a select group of hobbyists who will buy almost anything that comes out, even at a steep markup, but it really doesn't seem that's the case.
 
 
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