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PSN Store Prices aren't current

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Need to do some price matching if you want to stay competitive got 2 examples for you. Diablo 3 for example is still $50 on the store but 39.99 at walmart, skyrim dlc's are 19.99 each on psn but I can buy the legendary version for 29.99 which includes both DLC's AND hearthfire as well (which is another 4.95 on psn). Just saying why should I pay 10, 15, or even 20 bucks more for something i can just get off amazon or walmart for alot less? Love the convience but would like to see pricing kept a bit closer. Otherwise, love Sony and the ps keep up the good work. Thanks

 

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Apr 24, 2014

Most of the time, yeah, retail / online prices are better and you get a physical copy that you can resell/trade.


Unless it's a ps1 game that's super rare like Suikoden II, yeah I rather download as a PS1 classic.

 

And people want games to go "All-Digital"?

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Because you are comparing prices of local stores.. maybe on another place is more expensive... i think the prices are global.. so if in another country they still sell DLCs at that price they have no reason to drop the price... but i think that not the case in a lot of these DLCs...

 

Having said that... I agree that some prices on DLCs and aditional content is really expensive.. even in old games.. the DLC can be more expensive than the game itself..  

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Re: PSN Store Prices aren't current

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Need to do some price matching if you want to stay competitive got 2 examples for you. Diablo 3 for example is still $50 on the store but 39.99 at walmart, skyrim dlc's are 19.99 each on psn but I can buy the legendary version for 29.99 which includes both DLC's AND hearthfire as well (which is another 4.95 on psn). Just saying why should I pay 10, 15, or even 20 bucks more for something i can just get off amazon or walmart for alot less? Love the convience but would like to see pricing kept a bit closer. Otherwise, love Sony and the ps keep up the good work. Thanks


Sony is not interested in being competive with retail. Think about whom they would compete with.... Yes the same people that sell your console. Can't digitally download a console. The retail packaged games make retailers money.

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Need to do some price matching if you want to stay competitive got 2 examples for you. Diablo 3 for example is still $50 on the store but 39.99 at walmart, skyrim dlc's are 19.99 each on psn but I can buy the legendary version for 29.99 which includes both DLC's AND hearthfire as well (which is another 4.95 on psn). Just saying why should I pay 10, 15, or even 20 bucks more for something i can just get off amazon or walmart for alot less? Love the convience but would like to see pricing kept a bit closer. Otherwise, love Sony and the ps keep up the good work. Thanks


That's because stores like Wal Mart use games as loss leaders to get you in the store to spend money on other things, and they get discounts from the distributor. And, like we've pointed out time and time again, Sony is not going to compete against it's own product by undercutting retailers. 

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I just don't think Sony cares, because this is the only way to really get digital games at the moment (correct me if I'm wrong).  However, if Sony truly wanted to become competitive and really push digital games, then they would make the PS store more competitive, and offer a lot more sales than the random, once in a blue moon, old game sale.  They will probably adopt Steam's model for digital games, because they have it right.  Steam is the major reason I would even consider PC gaming.

 

However, they should at least (for the 1st party games) offer a $5 discount on PSN.  They started doing that for the Vita's digital games, but it kind of died off.

 

 

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I just don't think Sony cares, because this is the only way to really get digital games at the moment (correct me if I'm wrong).  However, if Sony truly wanted to become competitive and really push digital games, then they would make the PS store more competitive, and offer a lot more sales than the random, once in a blue moon, old game sale.  They will probably adopt Steam's model for digital games, because they have it right.  Steam is the major reason I would even consider PC gaming.

 

However, they should at least (for the 1st party games) offer a $5 discount on PSN.  They started doing that for the Vita's digital games, but it kind of died off.

 

 


Why is it so difficult ot understand that the Playstation Store isn't competing against retail? They are selling the SAME PRODUCT, only in a different format. When you buy MLB The Show from the Playstation Store it's not a different game that is competing against the disc version being sold in Best Buy. It's the EXACT SAME GAME. What you're asserting is that they are "competing" against themselves, which is absolutely untrue. And they will not delilberately undercut their own profits and risk stores like Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, and PC Richard dropping things like televisions, movies and cameras. 

 

The RETAIL STORES are competing against each other by offering discounts to get you into the store to spend money. Target competes against PC Richard. Best Buy with Wal Mart. Toys R Us with GameStop. These stores aren't "competing" with Sony by selling Sony's own games.

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Occhi07 wrote:

I just don't think Sony cares, because this is the only way to really get digital games at the moment (correct me if I'm wrong).  However, if Sony truly wanted to become competitive and really push digital games, then they would make the PS store more competitive, and offer a lot more sales than the random, once in a blue moon, old game sale.  They will probably adopt Steam's model for digital games, because they have it right.  Steam is the major reason I would even consider PC gaming.

 

However, they should at least (for the 1st party games) offer a $5 discount on PSN.  They started doing that for the Vita's digital games, but it kind of died off.

 

 


Why is it so difficult ot understand that the Playstation Store isn't competing against retail? They are selling the SAME PRODUCT, only in a different format. When you buy MLB The Show from the Playstation Store it's not a different game that is competing against the disc version being sold in Best Buy. It's the EXACT SAME GAME. What you're asserting is that they are "competing" against themselves, which is absolutely untrue. And they will not delilberately undercut their own profits and risk stores like Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, and PC Richard dropping things like televisions, movies and cameras. 

 

The RETAIL STORES are competing against each other by offering discounts to get you into the store to spend money. Target competes against PC Richard. Best Buy with Wal Mart. Toys R Us with GameStop. These stores aren't "competing" with Sony by selling Sony's own games.


I'm refering to used games.  In which case, Sony is not receiving any money from used games sold at a cheaper price. 

 

P.S. I don't think those stores would drop ALL Sony products if Sony undercut prices by $5

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CaptainAlbator wrote:

Occhi07 wrote:

I just don't think Sony cares, because this is the only way to really get digital games at the moment (correct me if I'm wrong).  However, if Sony truly wanted to become competitive and really push digital games, then they would make the PS store more competitive, and offer a lot more sales than the random, once in a blue moon, old game sale.  They will probably adopt Steam's model for digital games, because they have it right.  Steam is the major reason I would even consider PC gaming.

 

However, they should at least (for the 1st party games) offer a $5 discount on PSN.  They started doing that for the Vita's digital games, but it kind of died off.

 

 


Why is it so difficult ot understand that the Playstation Store isn't competing against retail? They are selling the SAME PRODUCT, only in a different format. When you buy MLB The Show from the Playstation Store it's not a different game that is competing against the disc version being sold in Best Buy. It's the EXACT SAME GAME. What you're asserting is that they are "competing" against themselves, which is absolutely untrue. And they will not delilberately undercut their own profits and risk stores like Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, and PC Richard dropping things like televisions, movies and cameras. 

 

The RETAIL STORES are competing against each other by offering discounts to get you into the store to spend money. Target competes against PC Richard. Best Buy with Wal Mart. Toys R Us with GameStop. These stores aren't "competing" with Sony by selling Sony's own games.


I'm refering to used games.  In which case, Sony is not receiving any money from used games sold at a cheaper price. 

 

P.S. I don't think those stores would drop ALL Sony products if Sony undercut prices by $5


Used games are what's known as a "secondary market", and you have no guaruntee they won't drop them. I keep hearing "But.. but.. but.. .but.. but.. Steam!". Try to find PC games in most stores. You can barely find them at GameStop these days. 

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Your definitly not the first nor the only person to see this. Which is why that factors in my decision in purchasing a game online or in-store. So yeah, WHAT THE HELL SONY!?!! Update your prices, especially if your competing with Wal-Mart.

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