Paying full price, because it won’t be changing anytime soon

Steam has conditioned most of us to wait for sales on anything we feel we can wait for. At the same time, for something like GTA V, which I’m dying to play on the PC, waiting for a while isn’t something I want to do, and because the game is going to be incredibly popular and successful, it’s not going to see a price reduction for a while, which makes paying full price… easier?

Now if someone can explain to me why the game unlocks late on a Monday, other than to troll everyone into waiting, I’d love to hear it.

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5 Responses to Paying full price, because it won’t be changing anytime soon

  1. Jonneh says:

    I told myself I would never pre-order a game ever again……..and got infected by the hype. Am really looking forward to this though, GTA4 never did it for me but I played the previous 3 extensively. I wish it had a 4pm release in the uk, will have to wait until tomorrow night to give it a try.

    Did you see the in-game movie editor they put a video out about today? I wonder if this is something sandbox mmo’s could incorporate.

  2. zaphod6502 says:

    Well for those of us in AussieLand it unlocked about an hour ago. And it is glorious on my system (MSI GTX980 Gaming 4G) at 60fps+ in full HD.

    This will go down in history as one of the best console ports to have ever been released.

  3. Mike says:

    I guess like anything else it depends how badly you want it. If you’re excited to play a game and choose to pay the asking price, there’s nothing to feel bad about. You’re totally right though, for most games it makes a lot of sense to wishlist until they come on sale and play other stuff until the time comes.

    It’s kind of like when you’re on a flight. Everyone is going the same place at the same time in the same way, but everyone paid a different price for their spot.

    Totally understand companies wanting to tweak the price and get the most (deserved) profit, but it does feel a bit too gamey sometimes.

  4. I’d be hard pressed to think of a game that I would pay full, day one list price for these days. But then I had to have Warlords of Draenor on day one, and it is on a half-price sale right now… so maybe I can imagine it from that point of view.

  5. Armagon says:

    I’m not sure when I last bought a game on release day. If I exclude all the WoW expansions before WoD, it must be WAR I think. The big red CE. Maybe D3, but I’m not so sure. Definitely full price though, so I’ll let it count I guess.

    So yeah. it’s not that I hate game developers or anything, I just think I’m totally in the “I’m not sick of this game yet” camp and so I stick to what I have for a looong time.

    Pondering about AoW3 now that it’s on sale, but only after friends raving about it for months.

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