will you buy it?

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#126 by yeah321
2011-07-17 at 23:39
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Other issues aside, I don't think your statement for your example is correct. Most of the cost from creating a vn comes from fixed cost - Voices, artists, scripting, writer etc, and the variable cost like printing and stuff like that aren't as high. So naturally, the initial release date price is high because they need to cover up the fixed cost with the high volume of sales a new game would usually make in the first few days/weeks of it's release. Eventually if the game sells well, the company will recover all it's fixed cost.

Many years later, the company probably thought like "oh what the hell let's put it up on dlsite and see how much we can get from from this old junk, better than nothing I guess". The game is years old, you can't expect them to sell the same price they did years ago, since nobody would buy it. Would you buy a pokemon blue game at the same price it was released? And since they're fixed cost for creating the game had already been washed away, they can afford to sell it at a much lower price.

I'm sure it's all just typical business. Even if a game's hard copies did fall down to a 2500+ yen price within 3 months of it's release like link , it's most likely due to a logical reason relating to the game sucking and the amazon trying to sell it off.Last modified on 2011-07-17 at 23:53
#127 by arkady18
2011-07-18 at 17:31
< report >Yeah, you're right, but what I was saying is that the hard copy of that shit (after eight years from its release) still costs more than the double of the download version, even if it has been discounted... And now it's released with a discount of less than 15€.

I think that it's too much to spend 60€ for a poorly received game, long about 5 hours, according to this review:
プレイ時間は、テキストの早送りをしないで5時間程度。

The game is years old, you can't expect them to sell the same price they did years ago, since nobody would buy it. Would you buy a pokemon blue game at the same price it was released? And since they're fixed cost for creating the game had already been washed away, they can afford to sell it at a much lower price.

I think that for this game your statement is not really correct^^
#128 by yeah321
2011-07-18 at 19:04
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I wasn't specifically using that example actually, and giving a more general explanation of your point base on what you assume and said. Since you can probably find another example else where that would support your point (i guess).

But since you want to go specifically on that game, I guess I'll tell you that it's actually ¥ 1,480, and ¥ 6,710 off on amazon, and you're reading it wronglyLast modified on 2011-07-18 at 19:07
#129 by arkady18
2011-07-18 at 19:12
< report >You're right!!
My bad! I was really sleepy the other day and today I didn't check.XD
I'm so ashamed^^

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