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streamed or digital game prices should be a third off from retail its a scam



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Skeeuk said:
streamed or digital game prices should be a third off from retail its a scam

You want game companies to tell retailers to go f* themselves? That's not very nice. :(



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It is a scam. Personally I wouldn’t even immediately be against a real Netflix style service, though it being by Google would already raise a flag, but this paying full price for a rental; buying something you don’t own in any way, and enslaving yourself at the mercy of the distributor, should be judged very harshly. At least with Netflix you know you’re just borrowing the rights to view for a limited time and for an appropriate fee. I hope Stadia bombs hard and fast, if it doesn’t, it would prove to me a lot of gamers are like heroin addicts, dying to get ‘a fix’. And this would be a sad state of affairs.



Well the price comparison is a little off - digital vs. physical.
Physical pretty much always wins that battle. Should've compared digital to digital and unless there's a sale, prices will be the same for most games.



Barozi said:
Well the price comparison is a little off - digital vs. physical.
Physical pretty much always wins that battle. Should've compared digital to digital and unless there's a sale, prices will be the same for most games.

Indeed comparing apples to apples.

RDR2 on stadia 55 pounds which includes UK sales tax of 20%, so 45.83 before tax which converts to CAD 78.35
RDR2 on the playstation store in Canada is listed for CAD 79.99

Same price...



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Ports being full price a year after the original game launched is nothing uncommon so I don't really see the point.

But yes, you are going to pay full price AND if you want good performance you'll also pay subscription.



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PS5 550$

2TB HDD 100$ for those >100GB games

4 years PSN 240$

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900$ just to get you in the door

You could buy more than 15 Stadia games for that. This may not appeal to core gamers but the more casual crowd will definitely take a look at it.



These prices would only be worth it with Games as a service with tons of new DLC every month or so as these are all included in Stadia... if GaaS were worth playing in the first place, that is!



Good. Fingers crossed it does not catch on.



numberwang said:

PS5 550$

2TB HDD 100$ for those >100GB games

4 years PSN 240$

__________

900$ just to get you in the door

You could buy more than 15 Stadia games for that. This may not appeal to core gamers but the more casual crowd will definitely take a look at it.

We don't know the price of the PS5 yet. 

You don't need a 2TB HDD if you buy your games physical. And you should, because physical games are almost always cheaper than digital on the PSN store. 

You don't need 4 years of round the clock PSN coverage. Only half of all PS owners are subbed to PS+, and a lot of those people are subbed to it for free games, not for online. 

You'd only be able to buy those 15 Stadia games if you went with the free version of stadia at 1080p. But next gen that will be as antiquated as playing your games at 720p.



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