Yup. I’m not a day one buyer except for rare occasions. And even then I do home sharing with a friend so we split it anyway which is already 50% off.When Super Street Fighter 2 launched on SNES back in Germany, it was 154 Deutsche Mark. Euro nearly cut this in half, so we already were used to pay over 70 dollars a game. And this was just a few more fighters for some.
What I want to say is that this concept isn’t new. But we’ve also never had this amount of discounts for games like we do nowadays. Youtube is full of “sales” videos. If you want to have the game on launch day - ok. But if you can wait a bit, expect a discount up to 80% in the near future. Or the game on Gold / Plus.
The industry has changed, yes. But your 70 bucks purchase supports us cheap asses who can just wait. Thank you!
Gaming is such a front loaded industry of sales at full price, it shows most gamers can’t even wait a month or two for $30 off.
I can understand it for shooters and sports where you don’t want to be left behind being a noob or miss out on online league play, but most games make no difference between playing day one or day 50.
You’d think with games being costly at $70 ($90 in Canada), the typical consumer would wait for a deal, but nope.
Can’t help but feel the urge to preorder digital copies and pay full pop. Gotta hand it to video game marketing for doing a great job getting people to bite on digital copies that don’t run out.