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Apparently we don't pay *enough* for games, according to market analyst
proves he's nothing but a corporate shill
Nah, the part where they label him an "Financial analyst" is what proves he's a corporate shill. That's pretty much his job description.
"Tell me how much money I could be making if could start reaping the souls of orphans" "Ok so here's how it'll look in the 1st quarter, and by making projections...."
There's no compunction as long as it makes their wallets fatter.
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That analyst is speaking from a purely investment oriented perspective; of course he's going to say that MTXs aren't in any danger. Moreover, he's absolutely right, but not in any way he's letting on in his interview (which is to say, virtually nothing).
You are way, way too intelligent and rational to be on this site.
Game's been $60 for for 15 years now. Inflation means $60 now is less than $60 then. Budgets have gone up, yet prices have remain the same.
However, as long as games are profitable, these companies should be happy. If selling Battlefront 2 at $60 with no dlc or microtransactions is profitable, why make it more expensive?
There's also other ways to get more money, such as asking Sony/Microsoft to take a smaller cut of their revenue for digital sales, or making your games good.
Love gaming more than I do movies. I hate it when I realize I'm in a boring movie and have to watch it to finish. I still play 90's games but I do try newer games. Guess its not profitable to the video game profession if people spend so little and are attached to older games.
I think I love mount & blade warband enough to buy 2 copies on sale and gift them to my friends. Ain't done that for any other game though I do love older games like colonization 94' and all.
I'd only pay full price for franchises I love. Would've done so for fallout 4 but I didn't even finish 3 and NV so it was a year later before I bought 4.
No time for games so I twitch. Youtube is good. Two monitors at any one time. My graphics card ist krap.
The amount of hours that comes from gaming is the replayability. You're essentially consuming the same material over and over again. The unique thing about gaming is that it's a "playground" and so even if you're using the same material, what you're doing in it is different. Paying more for higher hour counts is illogical.
It's true prices didn't go up, but what prices in entertainment did? I think it's a general trend..
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Prices should have come down due to increased competition and efficiency. Governments need to look at these big devs and their price fixing.
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Not surprising....that's pretty much exactly how Take 2 feels as well. Fortunately some of the greatest games to ever be created exist without endless nickel and dime schemes attached to them.
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Pricing may have not moved very much with inflation, but video games as a market has exploded. There's way more gamers today than there was in the 1990's and it's constantly growing. These poor widdle mainstream companies trying to eke out livings for their pauper shareholders still make huge pools of dosh despite a lack of price inflation because of that.
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