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Does Black Friday craze extend to Itunes Store?

11-18-2010, 03:20 PM
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Does Black Friday craze extend to Itunes Store?

With all the sales at brick and mortar stores and online stores for Black Friday, I wondered if the publishers did similar sales in the Itunes store? I know there are sales pretty much every day on this app or that app, but do the publishers go crazy on Black Friday or is it just another day?
11-18-2010, 03:32 PM
Last year they most certainly did. Huge amounts of cuts and sales. Continued all the way through the holidays. Kind of why this week I am being a little frugal with my purchases (other than a few MUST haves in the last day) since in a week they could all be slashed!

11-18-2010, 03:57 PM
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This is the week where you buy a 50 dollar cards. Last years was crazier than christmas.
11-18-2010, 04:12 PM
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Yes as a developer myself Iam curious to see how crazy does it actually get in the app store.
11-18-2010, 04:14 PM
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Some devs have already started announcing sales: http://twitter.com/G5games/status/4591573765464064
I've seen others, I just dont remember where....

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11-18-2010, 04:27 PM
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Iam glad developers are doing this , so I dont have to see comments like this all over the place

" he had the nerve to charge $2.99 , what type of human being are you "

" I dont care if its 3D with playstation graphics , 99 cent should be the maximum allowed !!! Who the hell does gameloft think they are !?! "

" For $6.99 I could buy 9 games for 99 cents , so dummies waste your money , I must be the only one who can do math over here "

I mean $5.99 for a game I could buy a console game with that type of money . Look I dont mind the $1,99 or even $2.99 sometimes its worth it . But $5.99 now you developers cross the line
and are stepping in forbidden territory . Thats premium money I can do alot with $5.99 . At $5.99 you are impairing my ability to pay bills and support my own family. I once saw a game listed at $9.99 and almost past out. Are you ****ing crazy !! $9.99 how the hell I am supposed to pay rent !!
11-18-2010, 06:48 PM
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There are already big sales going on... EA discounted a bunch of stuff recently, and expect December to get crazy with releases/sales as the big boys fight for the charts. But keep in mind there's only so much you can discount when the majority of apps are 99 or free

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