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Taking a page out of Nintendo's Wii Fit U pricing structure, how about using that for games that are having a tough time selling?

Wonderful 101 on the eShop, first couple of a missions are FREE to download and play, then it's $29.99 to download the rest of the game. How about that? The game's gonna bomb anyway, at least people who bought the retail version got a collector's edition.



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Soundwave said:

Wonderful 101 on the eShop, first couple of a missions are FREE to download and play.

Its called a demo and they already have it in the eShop. The pricecut to 30 USD is unavoidable too...



Before yesterday I couldn't picture Nintendo doing this in a million years. But who knows, maybe the thought of having a few extra downloads would appeal to them.

The major argument against doing something like this is that it breeds distrust from consumers who stop paying full price for anything on the fear it'll be free in a couple of weeks. Then you end up with Vita software sales.

Wats going on im confused!

Info/dates/something?

I still see this selling 1.5-2m lifetime especially leaving it up on eshop for a long time. The game might not make them that much money but I see it turning a profit eventually. I'll probably pick up this game next year when I see it in the 30-40 price range new.

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Demos only work as advertisement, not as a business model itself.


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Eh I'm just waiting on a price drop.

Too swamped with stuff right now.

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Sharu said:
Soundwave said:

Wonderful 101 on the eShop, first couple of a missions are FREE to download and play.

Its called a demo and they already have it in the eShop. The pricecut to 30 USD is unavoidable too...


The demo on the eShop is only one mission (I think), I'd suggest making it bigger. 30 USD needs to be the eShop price, doesn't do the game any good to have that price at retail since retail only ordered like 30,000 units apparently in each territory.



It helps when a game actually gets advertised and gets decent shipments so people can actually buy it.

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I suggest selling each of the 101 characters as Micro-Transaction for just 99 cents

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

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