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Whats happening to the app store?

06-19-2009, 04:05 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 149
Whats happening to the app store?

The top 6 paid games are all $0.99. So many games are dropping their price
Even gameloft is having sales.

Is it just because the devs want to get all the new iPhone users to buy their games? I mean, now so many more apps are gonna be pressured to drop their price to keep up.

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06-19-2009, 04:06 PM
#2
And that's a bad thing... why?

06-19-2009, 04:07 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
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I'm just afraid the quality of the apps are gonna go down with the prices

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06-19-2009, 04:09 PM
#4
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The top 20 were $0.99 at one point

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06-19-2009, 04:10 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justThinkEasy View Post
I'm just afraid the quality of the apps are gonna go down with the prices
Just means they will have less content.. pay more to get more with 3.0 DLC.
06-19-2009, 04:10 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,272
I cant believe anyone would complain about price drops unless they're in kahoots with some of the devs trying to help them make more money in return for getting free games. The quality of apps aren't gonna change, if they're good (like Real Racing for example) then no one will complain about a higher price. But if the devs decide they want to make more sales by slashing the price a little, let it be, its their decision.
06-19-2009, 04:10 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by justThinkEasy View Post
I'm just afraid the quality of the apps are gonna go down with the prices
exactly

plus I dont trust any developer any more, their $6 game will go to $1 in a matter of weeks (or days) when they get desperate. People expect too much from $1 games now, they need to get outside and see how much stuff actually costs (*cough* $4 for coffee). Read all the comments in like Assassins Creed: SHOULD BE $1; SHOULD BE $3, etc. Its pretty sad, but you know that price drops are inevitable nowadays.

Last edited by SoCal_Sponger; 06-19-2009 at 04:16 PM.
06-19-2009, 04:14 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 1,085
I don't see any problem with games being $.99. It's better for us, the consumers. As long as the games are worth it and fun to play, then I see no problems there

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06-19-2009, 04:20 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by xVietx View Post
I don't see any problem with games being $.99. It's better for us, the consumers. As long as the games are worth it and fun to play, then I see no problems there
Maybe in the short-term it's better. Long term all it does is drive indi developers out of the market or forces them to rush games out to focus on volume instead of quality. "How will we succeed... one excellent $2.99 game or three cruddy $0.99 games."

At this rate... expect more devs to choose the latter, imo.
06-19-2009, 04:21 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xVietx View Post
I don't see any problem with games being $.99. It's better for us, the consumers. As long as the games are worth it and fun to play, then I see no problems there
I'm not saying its a problem. I just hope its not a sign that we're about to get ripped of with
1. Shitty $0.99 games
2. Shitty $0.99 games with DLC which should have been originally in the game

I don't mind if the game is $0.99 and there is actually legitimate DLC.

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