I really don't know why the US hasn't moved that way. The various arguements against it (theft, shelf space presence, and confusion with budget titles) are all crap. Console games are all sold in DVD-style packaging and they don't have these problems.
Well one of arguments mentioned by the publisher guy that gave the lecture is that the US Gamer likes to have the game in a box as it makes it feel like they have something substantial in their hands, which makes them feel like the money they spent was worth it.
I asked how did they find this out, He said that they released a game in the US(he didn't mention the name) that was sold in a DVD case and it didn't sell well whereas in Europe it was selling really well, so they carried out some market research an it was found that game wasn't selling well because it was in a DVD case. The main reason given why the it wasn't purchased is because they said it looked cheap and didn't look like it was worth $49.
Vampire comes out on the 19th, has anybody got their hands on it ?
I really enjoyed the first one so should I get it ?
This comment was edited on Nov 18, 11:22.