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Vita software pricing confirms retail’s worst fear

PlayStation Vita owners will face a very stark choice when the system arrives in the UK next year – pay a premium price for boxed games or a discounted price to download the digital version. This will for the first time place Sony squarely up against retail as opponents, fighting …

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Apple ‘pushing’ for premium app pricing

While Nintendo’s most senior executives were publicly criticising the App Store for ‘weakening the value’ of games, behind closed doors Apple may be advocating premium prices on its influential digital store. According to UK studio Somethin’ Else, Apple encouraged the group to raise the price of its award-winning iOS game …

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3DS price cut "only addresses part of the problem"

Nintendo may have taken the first step toward reversing the fortunes of its 3DS by cutting the price, but further action is needed. That’s according to analyst Billy Pidgeon of M2 Research, who told IndustryGamers that a change to its boxed software pricing strategy is also needed if the console …

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Amazon backs GAME Vita pricing

Retailer Amazon has gone live with its pre-order pricing for Sony’s PlayStation Vita. It concurs with the prices put out by GAME earlier in the week – that being a 279.99 RRP for the premium 3G model and 229.99 for the wi-fi only device. To put that into some sort …

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3DS eShop brings game price hike

Nintendo’s 3DS eStore is now live, and the bad news for consumers is that many titles are priced significantly higher than on rival devices. For instance, PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies costs 7.20 on Nintendo’s device. It can be downloaded today for 1.79 on the Apple App Store. RPG Zenonia suffers …

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Average price of a video game: £24.32

The average price of a video game last year was 24.32, Chart-Track data has revealed. That number is a 7.2 per cent increase over 2009, where the average price was just 22.69. Surprisingly, it was supermarkets that increased prices the most. The average price of a game at a grocer …

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$60 games are ‘exploitative’

Ben Cousins, the general manager of EA’s free-to-play division Easy Studios, has lashed out the high price business model that continues to boss the console market. I can’t think of anything more exploitative than gating all of your content behind having to pay someone $60," he told Rock Paper Shotgun. …

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MS defends Games-On-Demand pricing

Platform holder Microsoft has once again defended what many see as the inflated prices it charges for full games downloads on its Xbox Live Games-On-Demand service. The fresh outcry comes after Halo: Reach arrived on the service at a full RRP of 49.99. "No one retailer has the lowest pricing …

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Reggie discusses App Store ‘risk’

With the 3DS looking to hike the accepted High Street RRP of handheld gaming software when it launches in the UK next month, Nintendo of America president has attacked the low-price mentality promoted by Apple’s App Store. I actually think that one of the biggest risks today in our industry …

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Team 17 blasts PSPgo pricing structure

The head of UK developer Team 17 has said that the reason for PSPgo’s struggles has nothing to do with its reliance on digital distribution – instead, it’s down to the hardware and software pricing strategy adopted by Sony. Digital Distribution is here to stay” he Martyn Brown told IncGamers. …

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