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Why is starcraft 2 still so expensive?

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March 15, 2012 12:47:49 AM

The game was released july 2010. You would think almost 2 years later the game would come down some more. But instead it's staying steady at $50.

Whats the deal, Is it that good? :heink: 

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March 15, 2012 1:00:56 AM

It's an E-sport title, one of the most played games in the world, and published by a branch of one of the most money-hungry game publishing companies on earth. And in addition to that, Blizzard doesn't sport a lot of titles so they really try to capitalize on retail pricing, despite their vast income from DLC and subscription revenue.
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March 15, 2012 2:06:32 AM

it also started at ~$90 so it has come down a fair amount (almost 50%)

as Casualcolors stated its more about game popularity rather than age.
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March 15, 2012 2:50:44 AM

HugoStiglitz said:
it also started at ~$90 so it has come down a fair amount (almost 50%)

as Casualcolors stated its more about game popularity rather than age.


It was new for only $50-$60 where I live. Not sure where your from that it cost $90 new. That sucks bro.
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March 15, 2012 9:31:45 AM

It has sold about 4,5 million copies, and has a S**t load of content, but I would be surprised if it didn't get reduced in price when heart of the swarm comes out.

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March 15, 2012 1:43:51 PM

boys boys, you're forgetting the fact that heart of the swarm is due to hit in very short time, with ad campaign already started, if anything they even bumped the price up recently just to get more money from the people that were waiting to play the humans campaign right before the next installment came out.

I'm not sure how much of an effect this has overall, but it does have an effect on current prices. (this has been proven with movies and books, when the next installement is about to come out the previous installments experience a surge in sales, which has caused retailers to crank up prices on existing installments when the sequel is right around the corner)
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March 15, 2012 2:12:08 PM

AntiZig said:
boys boys, you're forgetting the fact that heart of the swarm is due to hit in very short time, with ad campaign already started, if anything they even bumped the price up recently just to get more money from the people that were waiting to play the humans campaign right before the next installment came out.

I'm not sure how much of an effect this has overall, but it does have an effect on current prices. (this has been proven with movies and books, when the next installement is about to come out the previous installments experience a surge in sales, which has caused retailers to crank up prices on existing installments when the sequel is right around the corner)


It no doubt has an affect on pricing and you're absolutely correct I'm sure.
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