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iPad - Should the Apps Be More Expensive?

View Poll Results: Do you think the iPad apps should be more expensive than the iPhone apps?
No, the iPad apps should be at the $0.99-2.99 standard they're at in the iPhone App Store. 70 40.00%
Yes, they should cost a little bit more, maybe around $3.99-4.99. A little over the $0.99 barrier. 67 38.29%
Yes, the iPad apps should cost a lot more as long as they're good apps, maybe around $8.99-10.99. 38 21.71%
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03-14-2010, 06:56 PM
#1
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iPad - Should the Apps Be More Expensive?

Do you think the iPad Apps and Games should get over that $0.99 pricing curve? (USD currency)

I personally think that most games and apps in the iPad App Store should be over $4.99, because it is a bigger console and the big screen can really bring professional games to the table that the iPod Touch and iPhone can't, and limiting games to cheap prices really lowers the quality of the games, and on a device like the iPad, the games need to be high quality, as a $500 dollar device shouldn't be crowded with cheap, unprofessional games. Quite honestly, I think the great games on the iPad could fairly cost upwards of $20 dollars.

What do you think? Do you agree with me? (I'll happily debate, as it can often lead to understanding things I wouldn't learn myself)

Don't be trolling this thread, be respectful.

Last edited by Twiddle; 03-14-2010 at 08:08 PM.
03-14-2010, 08:01 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 585
I didn't vote because I don't think the apps should be more expensive, but I think that the iPad should have serious games, just like the iPhone, which should be priced appropriatley..

If I see a 300 hour Morrowind I will pay $40 easily

03-14-2010, 09:13 PM
#3
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If they're worth the asking price, yes. If it is a DS or PSP quality it shouldn't be more than $20 due to lack of hardware, shipping, and other costs and no resale value. Same deal for console quality, shouldn't be over $40-50

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03-14-2010, 09:40 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
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No they wont be higher, yes they should be a bit higher. I do believe the top pricing (premium) will rise, other than that I wouldnt expect major changes.
03-14-2010, 09:48 PM
#5
They might start out a little higher, but no they will come down, and stay down. If your getting 10 sales a day at $10 and not in the top app's list, but you go on sale for $4.99 and sell 3,000 copies and go onto the top app's, would you keep it that way, or would you increase to $10 again?

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03-14-2010, 11:34 PM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Will090 View Post
If they're worth the asking price, yes. If it is a DS or PSP quality it shouldn't be more than $20 due to lack of hardware, shipping, and other costs and no resale value. Same deal for console quality, shouldn't be over $40-50
I agree.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Khamous View Post
No they wont be higher, yes they should be a bit higher. I do believe the top pricing (premium) will rise, other than that I wouldnt expect major changes.
I hope that the pricing will increase at least a little. Think about it this way, mostly people with more money to spend will be buying the iPad, so maybe the pricing can be higher up and still have just as many buyers. I'm hoping, because that way the quality games will be pushed to the top of the App Store, not just the cheapest.
03-14-2010, 11:40 PM
#7
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It depends on how the devs set-up the market. If they all begin at a $5 minimum and don't move down from there (I mean this in broad, general terms, naturally, there'll be a couple simple apps that hit $1-$3), prices will stay relatively high compared to the AppStore. The consumers should be able to accept this paradigm since they think that since the iPad is a premium product (at least more than an iPod), they'll expect premium software at premium prices. Just depends.
03-15-2010, 01:47 AM
#8
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I think that we will still get $99/59p apps (probably less of them) but then get more premium apps that might go up to $15-$20, but it doesn't matter how big the screen is, it's how good the game is. If it's low level then it will be $99, if not then more.

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03-15-2010, 02:01 AM
#9
Yes, they should cost a little bit more than one dollar.
03-15-2010, 02:02 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
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depends what kind of games come to iPad. most of the games at the start will be the current types of games which shouldnt be higher prices because all its doing is getting made bigger in screen size. thats all

specially made games with awesome work done to it? sure! price it $20 if its worth it