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The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa $54.99 -> $26.99

07-05-2013, 07:44 PM
#1
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The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa $54.99 -> $26.99

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To commemorate the first exhibition at the Japanese cultural festival "Japan Expo" held in France on 7/4/2013, "THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA" will be offered at a special price for 1 week only from the opening day of the festival.
Only $81 for the whole set!



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07-05-2013, 07:51 PM
#2
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 124
Absurd pricing. No-one's gonna buy this.

07-05-2013, 08:09 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,498
For that price you could get Thor + Nave and have money left over.


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EDIT: I forgot I got Nave at it's into price.Still...it would cost about the same. And you'd have less gigantic eyes to deal with.

Last edited by Greyskull; 07-05-2013 at 08:14 PM.
07-05-2013, 08:46 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
I would've laughed myself, except that I watched Sanuku's gameplay videos last night in the main thread before I went to bed, and suddenly found myself completely at the opposite end of things. Not only are these games worth the price, assuming you don't hate anime and rhythm games outright, they are spectacular and vastly better than anything else like them on iOS, IMHO. Obviously, not everyone can or would buy them, but don't doubt them.
07-05-2013, 09:03 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 243
What works and sells well in Japan for what most consider high costs don't sell as well in most other parts of the world. Even at half off, it's still more expensive than recent AAA premium titles such as KOTOR and XCOM. At half off, it still might be a hard sell for all but the most avid Anime fans.

Last edited by Morgan01; 07-05-2013 at 09:05 PM.
07-05-2013, 09:04 PM
#6
I have $80 in my iTunes account and even if this halved in price again, I still could not justify buying it.
07-05-2013, 09:16 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 243
By the videos, it looks like a music rhythm game where you tap to a beat for what sounds like a tambourine. The videos show all the music singing to be in what I believe is Japanese. Can someone more familiar please elaborate on this title?
07-05-2013, 10:31 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,498
Is this game about that Japanese super-group that has over 60 members with old ones being dropped and new ones added all the time?

Anyway, I'de at least hope for a 4-track recorder for an app of this price . I mean...for the normal price you could get Arturia, Turnada, AND Thesis!

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07-05-2013, 11:00 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,993
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
For that price you could get Thor + Nave and have money left over.


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EDIT: I forgot I got Nave at it's into price.Still...it would cost about the same. And you'd have less gigantic eyes to deal with.
Thor Polysonic synth would be real nice to get! For some reason I missed the intro sale of Waldorf Nave and that synth looks amazing and sounds good too! Sigh
07-06-2013, 01:02 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 207
Wow. Even at half off it's still 2700% as expensive as the average iPhone game.