Here’s something that we definitely wouldn't have had 10 years ago; the price of a console game being decided based on the results of a poll. Amy, the survival horror game, will be available to download for PSN and XBLA next week. The XBLA price is 800 MS Points, whilst the PSN release was set at $12.99, about $2.99 more than the XBLA version.
CEO of Lexis Numérique José Sanchis says that exchange rates are to blame, and that the game is in fact worth more than both asking prices. Nonetheless, he’ll let fans pick the asking price in the form of a Facebook poll, deciding whether the game will be reduced to $9.99
It sounds like a no brainer; everyone just choose for the lower price, who loses? Well, the gamers it seems, as if the price does get reduced then we’ll be looking at a slightly later release date.
Interesting choice, and the outcome will be an interesting thought experiment for marketing men no doubt.
Considering we've seen people pay hundreds and even thousands for early copies of highly anticipated titles like Modern Warfare 3, it’s a question that’s only interesting as it regards a downloadable game.
Would you pay more to get it earlier, or pay less to get it later?