Fion wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 13:12:
As to the $150 edition, that is absolutely insane. What is more insane is that it is already sold out. Some people are just out of their fucking minds to pay $150 for something they have zero idea is any fun or has any lasting appeal.
People attach value to price on inexpensive products, its only logical that applies to expensive goods too. I agree that it's stupid but I also think paying $1500 for a Mac Book is stupid too and people do that and worse all the time. Part of it is cachet, part of it is keeping up with their perceived social expectations from their income bracket and so on.
It's the audiophile market principle applied to the gaming market. I'm surprised it's taken greedy publishers this long to catch on.
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