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37. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 15:45 Beamer
fiftykyu wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:08:
Any game that's more than, say, 4 or 5 years old, should never sell for more than $5 digital. $9.99, maybe, with constant $4.99 sales. Let people impulse buy them and fall in love.

One random example - Steam has the excellent but eight-year-old Bloodlines listed at $20. It would be a bit silly for me to re-buy it at that price, just to eliminate scrounging for discs, but if it were only $5 I might have done so at some point.

Every Activision game is $20. Blur? TimeShift? Gun? Really?
Even Prototype. I guess I can see the argument that a $10 game would eat sales of the sequel, maybe. Or you can argue that gamers would sit behind the curve, always waiting 4 or 5 years.
Those aren't your core consumers. You don't make much off of them, anyway. But they still talk up games and get excited and get interested and create buzz.
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