When I put game cartridges onto my 3DS..

#41TinyTim123Posted 4/19/2014 2:46:57 PM
You hit the nail on the head with that. I also think eShop copies SHOULD be cheaper than retail physical copies, 'cause you can't sell or lend of give away a digital copy. But yeah, sales do exist, and the MSRP for the Bravely Default is still $40.
Plus... Nintendo's way of pricing things is questionable anyway, especially compared to PSN (and especially Steam, though I',m not sure Steam is a fair comparison).
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#42LappaKappaPosted 4/19/2014 3:00:12 PM
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#43Thunderbird8Posted 4/19/2014 10:08:27 PM
TinyTim123 posted...
You hit the nail on the head with that. I also think eShop copies SHOULD be cheaper than retail physical copies, 'cause you can't sell or lend of give away a digital copy. But yeah, sales do exist, and the MSRP for the Bravely Default is still $40.
Plus... Nintendo's way of pricing things is questionable anyway, especially compared to PSN (and especially Steam, though I',m not sure Steam is a fair comparison).


Digital games always match physical prices for games in both formats, at least at first. This is true of every digital service, even Steam. You can't undercut retail via digital, or you will piss off retail, and make it harder to sell at retail, which is bad if you have retail only stuff.
#44TinyTim123Posted 4/19/2014 10:21:49 PM
Thunderbird8 posted...
Digital games always match physical prices for games in both formats, at least at first. This is true of every digital service, even Steam. You can't undercut retail via digital, or you will piss off retail, and make it harder to sell at retail, which is bad if you have retail only stuff.


Sony first party games I've bought at launch on the Vita tend to be $4 less than they cost in the store for $40 games (like Soul Sacrifice), but I agree that's generally true. Even Steam costs MSRP on day 1.
Maybe that partially explains many stores crap Vita selections (among other things).
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#45squatch22Posted 4/20/2014 3:21:04 AM
TinyTim123 posted...
You hit the nail on the head with that. I also think eShop copies SHOULD be cheaper than retail physical copies, 'cause you can't sell or lend of give away a digital copy. But yeah, sales do exist, and the MSRP for the Bravely Default is still $40.
Plus... Nintendo's way of pricing things is questionable anyway, especially compared to PSN (and especially Steam, though I',m not sure Steam is a fair comparison).


So ur singling Nintendo out for selling digital higher than retail?
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#46TinyTim123Posted 4/20/2014 4:21:35 AM
squatch22 posted...
So ur singling Nintendo out for selling digital higher than retail?


Not really. Selling higher than retail sure, but they tend to sell at the MSRP, sales be damned. Then again, Nintendo first party games stay expensive for a long long time anyway.
PSN does it too. Holy heck, some of the PSP game prices are stupid high on really old games... games I can pick up from my local Walmart for $5.
As for XBox, I don't really know. I nabbed Tekken Tag 2 and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade for something like $7.50 each on a sale. I pretty much don't shop on XBox Live otherewise.
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