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19. Re: etc., etc. Jun 7, 2012, 07:03 MattyB
Prez wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 04:15:
If, hypothetically, you end up selling 3 times as many at $30 as compared to what you sell at $60, does it really matter if you aren't getting what you personally believe your property is worth? Bottom line - your revenues are higher. As it is, I think developers get too emotionally involved with correlating asking price with how hard they worked on a game. It should simply be a matter of economics; if market data says you have the real potential to make more money at a lower asking price, then the decision is an easy one. The ultimate goal is make a return on that investment of that time, talent, and money after all.

You should be head of Origin, then maybe I'd feel more inclined to actually buy from there.

This hits the nail on the head, and I'm under the impression that Valve has already proven this point, and it's undoubtably why Steam continue to do this. And surely they have to get the consent of the developers to discount their games anyway? If it didn't work, neither Valve or the developers of the game on sale would agree.

He's an article from Penny Arcade that understands that, although it seems that GoG feel the same way as the EA goons:
Penny Arcade article clicky

And anyway, people tend to wait for the sales if the game isn't that great - if you've done your job right and created a triple-A title, people will buy it at full price. End of.
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