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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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41. Re: BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC Aug 15, 2012, 18:16 Verno
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 17:58:
Sure, but in the end you can't blame companies for wanting to make money. That's the perspective that gets me in debates here a lot I guess, but it's just common sense to me.

Sure you can, it's all about how they make money that matters to consumers and that's often what people are upset about. Some companies do DLC well and other companies are really shitty about it. That's really the whole point, carrot not stick. There's some day one DLC I've really liked and there's some I thought was really scummy, I don't have to love the entire concept just because blah blah business, capitalism rah rah rah

If DLC makes them money, day-one DLC makes them money, of course they are going to make it. And if it makes them money it means enough consumers accepted it that it can do so, no matter what people on forums say.

The assumption that only people on forums might dislike DLC is inherently flawed and besides the point. You're a person on a forum too.
 
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