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Why are Xbox One multiplatform game prices the same as Xbox 360 game prices?

#1levyjl1988Posted 3/10/2014 8:40:39 PM
When Xbox One games (multiplatform) are better than their last gen counterpart.
Example: Titanfall for Xbox One is superior in graphics than the Xbox 360 counterpart.

Do you think pricing for current gen vs last gen should be similar to how DVDs and Blurays are priced?

BluRays costing more than DVDs. BluRays often $34.99 while DVDs are usually say $25.
Games for current gen should be $65* while last gen should be $55.

*In Canada they raised the MSRP of games from $59.99 upwards to $64.99 or even $69.99 with games like Destiny for example. Then add 13% tax on that. :( Don't forget the minimum wage in Canada is $10.25 (currently in Ontario).
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#2levelshooterPosted 3/11/2014 6:39:29 AM
No because that higher price can stay as standard.

And 1 question.

Why would you want to pay more?
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#3SheepinatorPosted 3/11/2014 7:58:47 AM
New 360 games may drop in price to $49.99 or less, so there's the price gap you'd expect. As for X1 games not being above $59.99, you would expect that to happen due to inflation (cinema ticket prices +55% since 2000, games +20%), but publishers maybe fear the impact such a raise might have on demand. So instead they seek to raise ARPU through special editions, MT, etc.

As for Canada, that's currency related. The CAD is at $0.9 currently and has averaged under $1USD for the last five years so they've been getting a good deal that entire time.
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