GameStop: Gamers Spend $ 22, Will Pay $ 35 For $ 60 Games

Gamers have low expectations for what they need to pay for games nowadays, as GameStop has recently revealed in their last earnings call.

Quoting Gamestop president Tony Bartel verbatim:

…recent research with gamers indicates that the average price being paid by a customer rate full game triple-A download is $22. When asked what price a game expected to pay for a recently released full game digital download, the answer in these surveys was approximately $35.

Bartel points out that other media have unwittingly driven the overall cost of goods down with these digital vs retail pricing wars:

We want to help ensure that our industry does not make the same mistake as other entertainment categories by driving the perceived value of digital goods significantly below that of a physical game.

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    • fourhman

      plsburydoughboy AAAs: “Your sad devotion to that ancient distribution has not helped you fight perception that you give gamers bad deals!”

    • plsburydoughboy

      fourhman He has a vested interest obv but I also think he has a point. Alluding to how value of music/video formats have dipped

    • plsburydoughboy

      fourhman I will say it also all ties in with AAA desperate efforts to squeeze money from consumers, not thinking of long term consequences

    • fourhman

      plsburydoughboy Did you catch that Kotaku article about $100/Assassin’s Creed? https://kotaku.com/i-spent-100-in-assassins-creed-unity-so-you-wouldnt-ha-1661411003

    • plsburydoughboy

      fourhman exactly

    • fourhman

      plsburydoughboy The point about inflation is interesting, that we’re actually paying less today for so much more.

    • plsburydoughboy

      fourhman the problem is it’s going to become unsustainable very quickly