If Xbox One was a girl
I can't see them pricing one platform cheaper then the other. The only reason some (not all, just some) PC games are cheaper then console because it is a whole different world. But when you go to the Origin store, EA are charging eye-watering prices for older titles, let alone new releases so the whole story about Steam making it cheaper with no pre-owned doesn't fly. Also a good time to reference some of the absurd fees that F2P titles rack up (Neverwinter Online...£25 for a horse mount? Good god...).
XBL and PSN are captive audiences when it comes to digital distribution and I cannot see a third-party like EA allowing it to be sold cheaper on one platform than another. Their distribution agreements will likely demand the same RRP over both platforms and going cheaper for one platform will anger the other. Net result, both platforms must be cheaper but instead you will likely see high prices for both (since MS claim they can keep costs down but Sony can't which means no price drop if they have to match RRP).
I think this is the game Sony are playing as digital distribution is clearly the future in console gaming and both are pushing heavily for it.
@X-13: YES! Which is why services such as LoveFilm and NetFlix and iTunes and Spotify have taken off. It's how supermarkets killed the high street. It's called convenience.
If I've got a good enough Internet connection (which I have) and the game is available for immediate download and play right now. Why do I want to get in my car, find a parking space, and hope the retailer has a copy in stock? And then drive half way around East Anglia when they haven't just to find a copy on disc? Or wait 3-5days for Amazon to deliver?
And [censored] iTunes.
Also, as for going to stores only to find they don't have a copy... There's this new technology, called a phone. It enables you to talk to someone who works in a shop and ask them questions, like "do you have this in stock?"
Le EDIT: It's nothing personal... I just think Digital only in [censored] retarded. My jimmies are well and truly rustled.
Last edited by X-13; 14th June 2013 at 09:58 AM. Reason: Too much rage... Can't spell.
^ Lol, yes I have a good internet connection - not everyone does. That's why I said it's a generation too soon. You're are right, waiting won't kill me. But why wait if I don't have to? This is where Sony are playing this generation right. They are ramping up digital for those who can and want to without castrating physical media for the rest - Microsoft
Edit: while I don't think the future of gaming is streaming - I do think the all you can eat subscription model will become more prevalent once digital takes off.
Last edited by tmcd35; 14th June 2013 at 10:02 AM.
1) Make game
2) Produce small amount of retail copies [which quickly sells out]
3) Refuse to make more
4) Claim it isn't popular
5) Annoy fans
They do this consistantly with the Phoenix Wright games and now they're digital only... In the west. But not Japan, oh no. THEY get retail copies.
I didn't have to install the client [unlike Steam] and all the data was on the disk [unlike steam games I have] plus a bit extra because EA are idiots.
For this game specifically, Origin > Steam.
Last edited by X-13; 14th June 2013 at 10:08 AM.
Alas, it's time to face it - if you want play games, regardless of platform, you need to be shouting at your ISP to improve your Internet connections
I've heard a lot of people saying the PS is much more powerful than the xbox. Have I missed something? Apart from the different ram I can't seem to find any info on this. Anyone know?
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