JRPGfan said:
Azzanation said:
And to think that Zelda has sold so well with barely if not any price drops, forced bundling and giveaways. Sony and Xbox should take note.

I dont think Sony or MS can do such.

Halo and gears, wouldnt sell Zelda numbers at full price.
The only PS4 game that *might* would be god of war, even at full price it would still sell insanely well because its basically a system seller.
(ei. if you own a PS4 you need that game, type deal, which is what BoTW is to switch)

Also Microsoft is trying to go the Freemium type mobil way, with getting the games into users hands as a cheap service, and then selling micro transactions to make profits. So their basically going the otherway around.

Also as a end consumer, I dont think we should be praiseing them for makeing more money off of us.
I rather get a good deal, and a cheaper sold game, if possible.

I'm all for a good deal, but I'm also aware of the importance of the concept of intrinsic value when it comes to market stability.  So while I do want to see Nintendo lower their prices faster, I'm not comfortable with MS's strategy of fire sales, ridiculous bundles, and Game Pass because it just erodes the concept of games having intrinsic value.  We saw a similar battle between premium and service/freemium business models in the mobile space and the latter won out and look where that market is now:  the concept of intrinsic value is all but lost with premium games struggling to maintain any kind of presence at a descent price point, freemium service based games are more predatory and shallow than ever, and it's the trenches of the Somme for anyone trying to do anything innovative in that space.