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User Info: Frankula

Frankula
3 years ago#1
Yes, the amount of storage you actually get with pokebank would cost less than $5, but there are many other things that have to be calculated when trying to figure out the true cost of the service:

1. The cost of the storage
2. The cost of the electricity to keep the servers up (which, btw, is NOT negligable)
3. The cost of employees to maintain the servers
4. The extra cost so that the 3rd party company who will actually be hosting the servers makes a profit (as nintendo is NOT in the cloud storage business, i can guarantee they will be partnering with some 3rd party business for pokemon bank).
5. Cost of Nintendo Developers working on the transfer app and supporting it.

There could be more but I'm just trying to make a point: This stuff isn't free for Nintendo, they aren't trying to be evil money grubbing jerks. COULD they take the loss? Sure. But they aren't going to be PROFITING off your yearly $5
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User Info: RoleOfGSHC

RoleOfGSHC
3 years ago#2
And again, that's 41.6 CENTS per month.

I really don't wanna hear it. /Nothing/ is that cheap. Get over yourselves - this is a ridiculously good deal for what we're getting, on top of the fact that this will be supported until the day Pokemon goes under, which I doubt is gonna happen within the next several decades at this rate.
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jneal57
3 years ago#3
I proudly support this topic and will bump it over time
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Tempestuous_Sea
3 years ago#4
Did this really need another topic?
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User Info: Pupu27

Pupu27
3 years ago#5
So it begins. Mark my world, pokebank-haters will jump to this thread en mass
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jneal57
3 years ago#6
Pupu27 posted...
So it begins. Mark my world, pokebank-haters will jump to this thread en mass


I love your signature
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Kinneth123
3 years ago#7
I thought these topics were dead!

C'mon man, let the dead rest.
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westonticklee
3 years ago#8
So in other words, "baa! baa!!"
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NewbieN00b
3 years ago#9
westonticklee posted...
So in other words, "baa! baa!!"


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User Info: jneal57

jneal57
3 years ago#10
westonticklee posted...
So in other words, "baa! baa!!"


Baa baa black sheep?
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