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Why is the new South Park game so expensive on steam?

#11Rexdragon125Posted 3/4/2014 1:13:05 PM
Standard price for a console game. Once again consoles ruin everything.
#12ClouddxPosted 3/4/2014 1:15:24 PM(edited)
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Watch out, you might get suspended again.


lol, I got suspended for literally nothing.

Rexdragon125 posted...
Standard price for a console game. Once again consoles ruin everything.


You mean, standard price for almost all new games now.
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#13Ch3wyPosted 3/4/2014 1:14:50 PM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Clouddx posted...
DerPancake posted...
Thats what I did, I didn't believe it when americans said it was the greatest country on earth, but it actually is.


-censored-


Watch out, you might get suspended again.


He better get suspended for that.
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#14pothocketPosted 3/4/2014 1:27:31 PM
Rexdragon125 posted...
Standard price for a console game. Once again consoles ruin everything.


Isn't it very common that PC releases be at least $10 cheaper than the console version? South Park seems to be the exception to that rule so it's a valid question. WTF you doing at $60, game?
#15thatauthorPosted 3/4/2014 1:32:24 PM
pothocket posted...
Rexdragon125 posted...
Standard price for a console game. Once again consoles ruin everything.


Isn't it very common that PC releases be at least $10 cheaper than the console version? South Park seems to be the exception to that rule so it's a valid question. WTF you doing at $60, game?


Depends on the game. some are $50. Others are $60. Be happy you're not a console gamer in Canada. We've paid up to 70. I've heard Australia is worse.
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#16Rexdragon125Posted 3/4/2014 1:37:43 PM
And games are that expensive only because people will pay it. That's the only reason. Publishers are making a killing like this.
#17PraetorXynPosted 3/4/2014 1:38:16 PM
Clouddx posted...
lol, I got suspended for literally nothing.


I got moderated for using a common English phrase referring to someone who gives someone a gift and then asks for it back.
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#18snesmaster40Posted 3/4/2014 1:38:30 PM
ajxh posted...
It's a new game. What do new games usually cost in the UK?


Usually 29.99
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#19Celll212Posted 3/4/2014 4:07:13 PM
Rexdragon125 posted...
And games are that expensive only because people will pay it. That's the only reason. Publishers are making a killing like this.


Most games come out at the 60$ price point to recoup the costs of development. A triple A title can run into the tens of millions easy. They have to pay for developing said game, paying employees, keeping the lights on, licensing fees, marketing costs, production costs, the cost of logistics. Don't forget they have to make a profit, cause their stock holders will pull out if they don't see a return on their investment.

I don't know if this should be counted or not, but the "potential" loss of sales due to piracy. Which I am not sure how they calculate that number, but I can bet they add those loses in when figuring out what to charge for said game.
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#20SilentHawk29Posted 3/4/2014 4:34:19 PM
No. That $10 on top was purely for packaging and cuts for console manufacturers. Publishers added the $10 on PC games (Activision started this with one of the Call of Duty games if I remember correctly) as a test to see if people would pay, which is why it has persisted.
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