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Feb 15 2013
By: datteygatta First Son 1 posts
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Games are Overpriced in the PS store

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Just about every game is $5-$15 ABOVE retail value. I can get better prices at Gamestop, and every knows that

 

Gamestop is a ripoff. For certain titles I wouldn't mind, but there's hardly a selection.

 

I looked all over for DBZBT3 ( Dragon Ball Z Budokia Tenkaichi 3). Seeing as how DBZ game developers have trashed the series,

 

I wanted to purchase a DBZ game when Namco knew what it was doing, or DBZ HD for ps3. Neither are available in the store, and every substitutable title was too Overpriced .

 

I almost wanted to sell my ps3 altogether. 

 

Bring the Prices down 15-25%, and I may actually buy something instead of downloading demos.

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Re: Games are Overpriced in the PS store

Feb 15, 2013

Give us an example of whats "Above retail"

Logic, who would've thought eh? Oh wait.... No one thinks anymore.
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Re: Games are Overpriced in the PS store

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I have an example but it's EU store. Dead Island retail €19,99   PS Store €29,99

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DNG-PaasDieJonco wrote:

I have an example but it's EU store. Dead Island retail €19,99   PS Store €29,99


In the UK store you mean? I'm there now and it's 19.99

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datteygatta wrote:

Just about every game is $5-$15 ABOVE retail value. I can get better prices at Gamestop, and every knows that

 


so why dont you?

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ne1atall wrote:

DNG-PaasDieJonco wrote:

I have an example but it's EU store. Dead Island retail €19,99   PS Store €29,99


In the UK store you mean? I'm there now and it's 19.99


I'm Dutch, but let me check. Last time I checked it was €29,99 I know for sure, because I wanted to buy it but realized it was cheaper if I just ordered online and wait a day.

 

ETA: Store says it's currently on sale. In the description it says it was €29,99

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Feb 15, 2013

I did feel slightly ripped off when I bought Warhawk for $30 last year then I found out that GameStop was selling it for under $5

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I did feel slightly ripped off when I bought Warhawk for $30 last year then I found out that GameStop was selling it for under $5


thats your own fault for not shopping.

Logic, who would've thought eh? Oh wait.... No one thinks anymore.
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I agree, a lot are. It was cheaper to buy game of year editions in stores then complete game buying addons.
Pay your fair share and your taxes and help your employees and pay your employees fair, Corporations. Stop cheating people.
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datteygatta wrote:

Just about every game is $5-$15 ABOVE retail value. I can get better prices at Gamestop, and every knows that

 

Gamestop is a ripoff. For certain titles I wouldn't mind, but there's hardly a selection.

 

I looked all over for DBZBT3 ( Dragon Ball Z Budokia Tenkaichi 3). Seeing as how DBZ game developers have trashed the series,

 

I wanted to purchase a DBZ game when Namco knew what it was doing, or DBZ HD for ps3. Neither are available in the store, and every substitutable title was too Overpriced .

 

I almost wanted to sell my ps3 altogether. 

 

Bring the Prices down 15-25%, and I may actually buy something instead of downloading demos.


Ah, the realization that gamer fallacy of "no physical product = lower prices" doesn't hold an ounce of water.

 

Just because the game is a download doesn't mean it was any less expensive to make. You're paying for the game, and not the format or delivery method. Futhermore as many of pointed out, because retail outlets COMPETE with each other for your dollars, they will offer better prices to get you in the store.

 

I know that it's easier to sit there and issue demands, however with no competition in their digital store front, you have very little power as a consumer. You either buy or you don't. If you put some EFFORT into finding the best price, you can save much more money than making demands that carry zero weight behind them.

 

Welcome to the reality of digital distribution. Get used to it.

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