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Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM

"No one should have to purchase a product that theyíre unable to install because of the DRM. There might be other reasons, like the compatibility isnít correct, or whatever. But people who purchase a game should have just as easy a time as those who pirate the game, otherwise itís a negative incentive to buy a legal copy. And I just canít see why people are using DRM still. If you take something like Sonyís DRM, SecuROM -- itís a waste of money," says Paradox CEO Fred Wester. "It will keep you protected for three days, it will create a lot of technical support, and it will not increase sales. And I know this for a fact, because we tried it eight years ago, and it never worked for us. Two major reasons: it costs money and it makes you lose money, and the other is that itís so inconvenient to customers."

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36. Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 16:41 SimplyMonk
 
Bhruic wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 16:20:
Totally missing the point. I'm not arguing about what is happening (or would happen), I'm arguing about what should happen. Why should people who happen to be making $10K in a "poor region" be able to buy a game for substantially less than someone making $10K in a "rich region"?

Because those sales aren't the ones driving the development of the game. They are little bonus sales that the publisher gets for the cost of localizing the game to that region and selling boxes to a distributor.

The publisher has a choice. He either makes a little extra money by localizing and region locking a title to sell it to a poor region or he doesn't sell it in that region because it will drive down sales in the region that is their bread and butter.

At that point no region locking is costing the publisher money because he couldn't sell at a price that would pay costs and be viable in all regions. It costs money to localize and distribute a title (digital may change some of this) in a specific region. If doing so offsets your profits in other regions, it doesn't make good business.
 
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