Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
You see...that is one thing this whole used game fiasco as enlightened me on. Console games are cheaper than PC games
because they can trade them in or sell them. Sure they might have a $60 price tag on them when Steam might have a $45 price tag, but if the console gamer can get $20 for am old game via selling it or even simply trading it in that $60 just turned into $40.
The only exception to this is the people that never sell a game...which judging from the volumes of used games sales I am guessing are the minority.
The entire "Steam isn't as great on pricing" statement has been defeated several times over. Steam, on a regular basis, has sales on games ranging from 50% to 90%......If you honestly think you are getting a great deal by selling a game back, after you have played it, you are just........
Here, let me put it this way...
You buy a game at retail for $60, play it, beat it, and then sell it back for $30, net cost to you on the game is $30. Unfortunately for you, you no longer have the game to play if you want to go and do so later. Want to play that game again? You need to buy it again.
You buy a game on sale via Steam, Green Man, or GoG, etc. Instead of paying the full $60, you pay $30. You play the game, and beat the game....net cost to you for the game is $30. Except you still have access to the game! So, later if you want to play it, you can do that!
Heck, when Borderlands 2 came out I pre-ordered it, and with my pre-order discount and a Green Man Gaming coupon, I paid $40 for the Borderlands 2 PRE-ORDER and ALL the DLC for the game! $40 for a game and all of its future DLC that isn't even out yet, and is a major release title.
When was the last time that was done on console? Oh, yea, NEVER.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 6/20/13 at 3:33pm