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Big drop in price?

thegoodgamerthegoodgamer surprise, AZPosts: 19Member
Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?
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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thegoodgamer
    Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?

    It was necessary to continue staying competitive and selling boxes.

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  • DeadlyneDeadlyne Rochester, NYPosts: 231Member Uncommon

    Because Wildstar just came out.  Now there is some real competition.

    Just to question the philosophy. Army of Socrates.

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  • MahloMahlo YorkshirePosts: 798Member
    Loaded question much?
  • rbialorbialo WarszawaPosts: 32Member Uncommon

    Because $30 for a video game is a proper price and any thing above is just cash grab no matter how good a game is?

      
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  • NeithWeaverNeithWeaver CairoPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by Deadlyne

    Because Wildstar just came out.  Now there is some real competition.

    Pretty much this.  I remember not too long ago when people were saying WildStar wasn't worth it, and ESO was gonna stomp it.  Hm... times have changed.  For a "cartoony childs game", it's actually doing pretty well for itself.

    I've been thinking of getting ESO, but I think I'll be playing WildStar before that.  Maybe in a few months, ESO will be F2P.  That way, I don't have to worry about paying for something that will inevitably go F2P.

    When you look with your eyes- everything seems nice. But if you look twice, you can see it's all lies.

  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thegoodgamer
    Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?

    Define your terms.  Quantitatively, what is  "so fast?"  Where is your database of other MMOs and their price drops vis-a-vis date of release?

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  • NeithWeaverNeithWeaver CairoPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    Originally posted by thegoodgamer
    Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?

    Define your terms.  Quantitatively, what is  "so fast?"  Where is your database of other MMOs and their price drops vis-a-vis date of release?

    Hm, I don't have the facts, so this might totally be wrong in some peoples eyes.  But isn't that a substantial drop for just releasing 2 months ago?

    I mean, it took Secret World a year to drop the mandatory subs and just require a box price... which was still a full $60.00 USD.  I've only played so many MMO's... that's why I'm here, trying to find a new one.  But even Secret World didn't seem to have the "hype" ESO had. 

    When you look with your eyes- everything seems nice. But if you look twice, you can see it's all lies.

  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIPosts: 924Member

    $10 at Wal Mart right now- Not sure if its nationwide or just our store...

     

    My jaw hit the floor when I saw that... But I did.

     

    EDIT- Their website still lists full retail. Just saw this though, seriously. So if you are looking to play it would be worth calling your local wal mart and asking. Its less than a sub for the month.

  • reeereeereeereee Posts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NeithFateWeaver
    Originally posted by Deadlyne

    Because Wildstar just came out.  Now there is some real competition.

    Pretty much this.  I remember not too long ago when people were saying WildStar wasn't worth it, and ESO was gonna stomp it.  Hm... times have changed.  For a "cartoony childs game", it's actually doing pretty well for itself.

    I've been thinking of getting ESO, but I think I'll be playing WildStar before that.  Maybe in a few months, ESO will be F2P.  That way, I don't have to worry about paying for something that will inevitably go F2P.

    ESO is not going f2p anytime soon, they still need to cash in on selling console boxes.

  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIPosts: 924Member
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Originally posted by NeithFateWeaver
    Originally posted by Deadlyne

    Because Wildstar just came out.  Now there is some real competition.

    Pretty much this.  I remember not too long ago when people were saying WildStar wasn't worth it, and ESO was gonna stomp it.  Hm... times have changed.  For a "cartoony childs game", it's actually doing pretty well for itself.

    I've been thinking of getting ESO, but I think I'll be playing WildStar before that.  Maybe in a few months, ESO will be F2P.  That way, I don't have to worry about paying for something that will inevitably go F2P.

    ESO is not going f2p anytime soon, they still need to cash in on selling console boxes.

    I agree.

     

    I think ESO did pretty well on bocx sales alone- Easily enough to make it to console release even with dwindling sub base.

     

    I think F2P will happen after console release or B2P at console release at worst case.

  • A.BlacklochA.Blackloch NexusPosts: 831Member
    So glad I canceled the pre order on Imperial Edition box during last days of beta. Tired of investing in games that are so thin in content that they 'die' just few months after release.

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  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member

    Yeah it seems that the standard physical copy is selling at (some) Walmart and Best Buy stores for $9.99. You would have to go (or call beforehand) to the store to see if they have it at that price... you aren't going to see it advertised online at that price.

     

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Qt0dxu1Ey68J:forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/108592/teso-selling-for-9-99-at-walmart+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

     

    http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/108612/10-buys-you-what

     

    http://www.ownedcore.com/forums/elder-scrolls-online/elder-scrolls-online-exploits/478686-teso-10-best-buy-walmart-may-have-three-new-glitches-try-out.html

     

    In that last link it seems someone bought 37 copies at that price! The Walmart near where I live is still selling it at full price (both the standard and the "Walmart standard" edition). So it seems it isn't at all of the stores. I'll go check Best Buy tomorrow.

     

    With that said, the price is now around @24.99 at Amazon. Funny how someone on the official forums stated that "If you get upset because a product you paid full price for happens to go on sale... you're going to spend the rest of your adult life upset."

     

    Yeah we get that most games do eventually go on sale... that isn't what is in question... but rather at how quickly the price dropped for such a new game.

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  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,757Member Uncommon

    Unlike a B2P where you can keep the box price high a P2P will drop of quickly. If someone wants to present evidence that TESO is dropping of faster or slower than average then fine. If not I think it is fare to say its dropping at an average rate.

    Most stores like Walmart are allowed to set their own price, so I would not be surprised if you found a copy for 2$ if they wanted to get rid of old stock. In gaming 'old stock' means last months release.

  • muthaxmuthax mondaPosts: 593Member Uncommon

    Yeah and you can get Wildstar for about 31 euro... maybe that game is dying already? You know, such a discount after 2 days from launch eh eh eh

    ESO haters, entertaining da internet since january 2014....

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thegoodgamer
    Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?

    Because Zenimax have already made so much money off ESO sales and subs that they decided to drop the box price drastically "as a service to the public" ! image

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,949Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Scot

    Unlike a B2P where you can keep the box price high a P2P will drop of quickly. If someone wants to present evidence that TESO is dropping of faster or slower than average then fine. If not I think it is fare to say its dropping at an average rate.

    Most stores like Walmart are allowed to set their own price, so I would not be surprised if you found a copy for 2$ if they wanted to get rid of old stock. In gaming 'old stock' means last months release.

    Well, that is true and P2Ps main income is monthly fees after all but it still is a little bit too early to be a good sign. It do mean that they are selling very few boxes right now which mean few new players.

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,757Member Uncommon
    I agree that a faster lowering of box sales indicates fewer new punters, but what are we comparing TESO to here? SWTOR is the last P2P that springs to mind. FF had the relaunch and everything but you still might be able to make a comparison there. But unless we see a comparison it does not tell us that much. Maybe WS will offer one in a couple of months time.
  • Alka_SetzerAlka_Setzer loma linda, CAPosts: 152Member

    The only other game I saw that had massive price drops incredibly fast in recent memory is Defiance. I think within a year or half a year the price was already over 50% off the original, later on towards the end of the year it was about 10 dollars or so.

     

    But yeah, I don't even think Defiance dropped this fast and hard.

  • ChicagoCubChicagoCub Chicago, ILPosts: 301Member
    Originally posted by thegoodgamer
    Why did this game drop so fast in price? In went from $60 to $30?

    I'd call it a market correction.

  • MalaboogaMalabooga aadadaPosts: 1,542Member Uncommon

    Didnt they say that if you buy PC version you will be able to transfer to console?

    So if PC version costs 30$ (with potential further drops before console launch) how do they plan to sell 60$ console versions to bank on that?

  • gervaise1gervaise1 .Posts: 2,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Malabooga

    Didnt they say that if you buy PC version you will be able to transfer to console?

    So if PC version costs 30$ (with potential further drops before console launch) how do they plan to sell 60$ console versions to bank on that?

    Good point.

    The press release simply said anyone who had activated a PC account by the end of June would be able to transfer. And I am sure they will welcome back lapsed subscribers - as they would have to take out a new sub. Still if it can be bought for $10 then $10 + $15 for the sub would still be a cheaper. At $30 the alternative would be to wait until the console version dropped in price - which would come with the 30 days as well of course.

  • Allacore69Allacore69 Casselberry, FLPosts: 839Member


    Originally posted by NeithWeaver

    Originally posted by Deadlyne Because Wildstar just came out.  Now there is some real competition.
    Pretty much this.  I remember not too long ago when people were saying WildStar wasn't worth it, and ESO was gonna stomp it.  Hm... times have changed.  For a "cartoony childs game", it's actually doing pretty well for itself.

    I've been thinking of getting ESO, but I think I'll be playing WildStar before that.  Maybe in a few months, ESO will be F2P.  That way, I don't have to worry about paying for something that will inevitably go F2P.


    So did ESO in it's first month. Wildstar will be the same. After month number 2, the Wildstar hype will die like ESO's did.

    Not one is better than the other. They just have the bad luck of coming out at the same time.

    Both games are great, with yes, Wildstar looking like a looney toons cartoon.

    BTW what makes you think Wildstar won't go F2P?

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  • SleepyfishSleepyfish Ashville, NCPosts: 363Member
    Because now they are in direct competition with The Old Republic for Walmart box sales.
  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,938Member Uncommon

    At the end of it, ESO is just another average game, in a long line of average MMOs running back 8 years or more.

    They are cutting the price to reflect that.

    Now that it is well know what ESO is and is not, there is no way they can keep getting $60 for it.

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,757Member Uncommon
    Why on earth would someone who has played ESO on a PC want to play it on a console? I find the idea quite perverse. :)
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