Quantcast
Microsoft talks Games on Demand pricing - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Microsoft talks Games on Demand pricing


7:00 PM on 03.18.2011
Microsoft talks Games on Demand pricing photo



Games on Demand has never been particularly competitive with its prices, much to the confusion and disappointment of consumers. In recent times, pricing has become more reasonable, but there's still plenty of room for improvement. What gives?

Eurogamer got a choice quote from a Microsoft spokesperson on the matter. "No one retailer has the lowest pricing for every product, and our program is about giving people 24 x 7 convenience and selection when shopping for Xbox 360 games."

"We're incredibly excited about what Games on Demand means for digital distribution, and will continue to evaluate and evolve the service to meet market and consumer demands."

The notion that convenience and competitive prices are mutually exclusive is baffling to me, even from a let's-get-rich business perspective. It will be a triumphant day when companies stop wholly tackling digital distribution from the packaged-goods mindset.

MS justifies Games on Demand prices [Eurogamer via The Escapist]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Digital Distribution

6:30 PM on 03.18.2014
GOG.com adding Linux support this fall

GOG.com and Linux seem like a perfect couple but, last we heard, the digital distributor wasn't planning on supporting the operating system in the foreseeable future. Heck of an update on that front: Linux support is now plan...more



7:00 PM on 03.14.2014
Save up to 90 percent in GOG.com's new bundle sale

It's Friday, so rest assured GOG.com has discounts to peruse. Now, there's a traditional sale, with standalone discounts on games like Shadow Warrior ($9.99), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs ($7.99), and Deadly Premonition: Direc...more



5:00 PM on 03.04.2014
Latest Steam Greenlight batch includes Crawl

In the time since Alasdair wrote about Crawl and its superb trailer earlier today, the arcade-y multiplayer dungeon crawler has been approved for release on Steam. Nice timing there. A bunch of other games were greenlit too, ...more



View all Digital Distribution






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more