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$.99 will always be #1

07-13-2009, 07:23 PM
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$.99 will always be #1

$.99 apps seem to be domnating the #1 spot in the app store, so does it look like their will ever be another game that is $4.99 or higher to make it #1 in the top paid app list?

Last edited by julzsantana15; 07-13-2009 at 11:53 PM.
07-13-2009, 07:24 PM
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Sims 3

07-13-2009, 07:24 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by julzsantana15 View Post
$.99 apps seem to be domnating the #1 spot in the app store, so does it look like their will ever be a game that is $4.99 or higher to make it #1 in the top paid app list?

$9.99 apps(app?) have made it to the top before...
07-13-2009, 07:26 PM
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Sims 3 is $9.99 Previous #1 apps are listed here http://appshopper.com/bestsellers/paid
07-13-2009, 07:27 PM
#5
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The Sims 3 made it to the top but the Moron Test once again took over. I really wish the Moron Test would just go away.
07-13-2009, 07:37 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stevenbrz View Post
The Sims 3 made it to the top but the Moron Test once again took over. I really wish the Moron Test would just go away.
You pass the test by buying the app.
07-13-2009, 07:46 PM
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there have been plenty of 4.99, and 9.99, and even the ocassional 14.99 pop up now and them, and eventually stay there
but 99 cents will always win out, its simple economics

after splurging entirely too much money on crap when the app store initially started a year ago, i got my spending in line, and now only purchase 99 cent apps, those keep me occupied for months because i can buy so many of them, and i am rarely dissappointed like the dissapointment i use to get when i would buy a $10 game, and it was over hyped, or dropped in price the next day

as as the market will do, as games age, their prices drop, and or have sales, and i grab those, all it takes is patience
07-13-2009, 07:47 PM
#8
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$.99 will always dominate, unless Apple change their marketing tactics, because as of now the iPhone is advertised as a "Quickplay" gaming/ entertainment and utility device- tons of apps.
07-13-2009, 07:49 PM
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It's true that a ton of premium games have gone down dramatically in price recently, many of them $0.99
07-13-2009, 11:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pug4Death View Post
$.99 will always dominate, unless Apple change their marketing tactics, because as of now the iPhone is advertised as a "Quickplay" gaming/ entertainment and utility device- tons of apps.
Which is a partial shame since the iPhone and iPod Touch could dominate the DS and probably rival the PSP if it were taken more seriously for gaming.

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