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iPhone: Number #1 why you buy an iPhone Game

View Poll Results: #1 Reason why you choose to buy a game:
Review Site Reviews of Game (TourchArcade, etc.) 52 69.33%
Screen shots of the game in the app store 11 14.67%
Customer reviews in the app store 4 5.33%
Word of mouth, friends telling you to buy it. 7 9.33%
Known series, name of the game. 1 1.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll
03-22-2009, 06:01 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
Number #1 why you buy an iPhone Game

I created this poll because I want to see why gamers like you choose which game to buy (free ones don't count since there is no risk involved.)

I know many factors go into a decision, I just want to know what is the most important. This kind of information really helps developers. Thanks.

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03-22-2009, 06:02 PM
#2
didnt u make one of these threads earlier?

03-22-2009, 06:02 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 980
I only buy if i see that the developer is ACTIVELY updating it. That warms my heart.
03-22-2009, 06:03 PM
#4
r u making a poll?

nm, it just popped up
03-22-2009, 06:04 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
Bamafan12,

Yes, a poll is up and running. If anyone has another reason, feel free to post. I wish I could add more, but I don't know how to edit polls. (Don't think its allowed.)

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03-22-2009, 06:04 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamafan12 View Post
didnt u make one of these threads earlier?
i believe that was about genres.

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03-22-2009, 06:04 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,278
i dont trust appstore reviews..reviews from TA administrators or well known senior members i listen to. and if a developer is on TA actively involved with members and work on new updates is a big deal too.
03-22-2009, 06:06 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by stargazer513 View Post
i dont trust appstore reviews..reviews from TA administrators or well known senior members i listen to. and if a developer is on TA actively involved with members and work on new updates is a big deal too.
agreed. too many obvious false reviews from friends and family. that's alright, i can now spot em a mile away.

lite versions really help so we can see with our own eyes.

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03-22-2009, 06:07 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
Can anyone tell me if I can edit the poll?

I would like to add "Lite Versions" as the reason to purchase.

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03-22-2009, 06:09 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The Internet
Posts: 1,533
I voted for the reviews one,
I go mostly off reviews/suggestions from other toucharcade members, I don't really trust other review sites (including iTunes) or really even the frontpage here.

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