price of digital games $60?

#1bonk4914Posted 12/27/2013 1:39:49 PM
Why are they the same price as in a store. I like the convince of digital games and that's how I have been buying them lately, but why are they $60? In theory they should be 10-15 cheaper. Anyone shed some light on to this for me.
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#2bessy67Posted 12/27/2013 1:42:59 PM
Retail stores don't want their games to be $60 when the digital versions are $40-$50, and MS and Sony want to keep retail stores happy so they continue to stock their products.
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#3bonk4914(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 1:49:02 PM
Well...wouldnt the drive competition though and make prices cheaper for the consumer? I know not everyone would buy digital but I feel as though there should be a discount even if it's only $5.00. I could of swore I was watching some MS press conference where they were talking about making there first party games on marketplace cheaper then at the retailer.
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#4SunDevil77Posted 12/27/2013 1:49:17 PM
bonk4914 posted...
I like the convince of digital games and that's how I have been buying them lately


That's why
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#5BadLuckIncPosted 12/27/2013 1:51:01 PM
All the haters didn't like the route Microsoft was taking with their DRM policies, so the digital age was cut short. Now you reap what you sow.
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#6Kuebel33Posted 12/27/2013 1:54:29 PM
Data storage isn't cheap enough for heavy game buyers yet in my opinion....and it's pretty cheap...
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#7shotgunheadshotPosted 12/27/2013 1:59:35 PM
We've been in a digital age since the PS3 and 360 launched. Microsoft has an arcade marketplace and Sony has the Playstation store. You can just buy digital games there for cheap that range from 5 to 15 dollars. That solves your problem.
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#8jrbeerman11Posted 12/27/2013 2:02:32 PM
Some Digital games are cheaper on steam, and ps plus has discounts on digital, so live may start giving some incentives sooner than later
#9PraetorXynPosted 12/27/2013 2:32:05 PM
Because Microsoft and Sony each have monopolies on their respective digital storefronts with no one to compete with om price.

The reason PC has set Christmas good digital sales is because you have GOG, then the host of websites that sell Steam keys usually cheaper than steam itself, thenSteam. Plenty of digital sstorefronts competing for your business.

On a console, Microsoft and Sony respectively has you by the b**** so to speak.
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#10sonicteam2k1Posted 12/27/2013 2:38:37 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Because Microsoft and Sony each have monopolies on their respective digital storefronts with no one to compete with om price.

The reason PC has set Christmas good digital sales is because you have GOG, then the host of websites that sell Steam keys usually cheaper than steam itself, thenSteam. Plenty of digital sstorefronts competing for your business.

On a console, Microsoft and Sony respectively has you by the b**** so to speak.


and this is why I only buy my digital titles on PC. My storage is cheaper and the gmaes are vastly cheaper.
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