CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 20:18:
@Slick: Complete bullshit at least for BF2. It had only one expansion (Special Forces) at $19.99 and two booster packs that were considerably cheaper at $9.99 each. So you're saying the base game was $70? Wrong. It was $49.99 as you can verify here and here.
So if you would have bought everything at release for full price then BF2 complete was ~$90 max and not $110. The booster packs were also released for free later on, discounts on the main game (online as well as brick&mortar retail) were much more frequent and I remember several decent bundles with BF2 + SF or later on a booster pack bundle etc., all of which EA has practically stopped doing to keep the average price as high as possible for as long as possible.
for BF2 the base game was 49.99, but special forces was 29.99 and the booster packs were 14.99 a piece. which is a grand total of *drum roll* $110
I'm only talking about what they cost at launch, everyone knows they get cheaper as time goes on. also I think you should take off your pink nostalgia glasses, as they're clouding your memory.
yes, brick and mortar stores would give discounts, but NOTHING close to the rapid discount rate we've seen from digital distribution. there's alot of AAA games that will be %50 off within 1-2 MONTHS after launching. we never saw that shit in brick and mortar stores.
i don't ever remember a game launching in October, and before that same Christmas was for sale at half off. this is a very new thing in the industry. 5 years ago last year's call of duty game would maaaybe get a %10 discount. and that's 12 months, not 2.
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