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Valentines Sales=Verizon Sales?

02-09-2011, 03:45 PM
#1
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Valentines Sales=Verizon Sales?

Do you think that the recent valentines day sales is partly because of the iphone coming to Verizon? You wouldn't think that Valentines day would cause that many sales. Also, How much do you think that the iphone on Verizon will affect idevice gaming?
02-09-2011, 03:56 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2011
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I'm pretty sure it's both Verizon and then just trying to compete. It seems like whenever one company has a big sale, the other big ones tend to follow suit. I do remember seeing something like "Welcome Verizon" on one of the app descriptions for a Capcom game I believe that was on sale.

Regarding Verizon, the only change is that I think the userbase for iOS will continue to grow. Based on what I've read, this thing is going to be huge. Preorders are thru the roof and there's been a few surveys that show that the majority of Android/Blackberry users on Verizon are either switching to the iPhone or strongly considering it. Obviously all polls should be taken with a grain of salt, but it's still interesting to read about.

Specific to gaming, I just think it's going to increase the userbase, which should help the platform out. More users means more potential customers and more games. That's good for us.
02-09-2011, 04:45 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,737
I agree with the above, especially the following line:

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Originally Posted by mid0109 View Post
Specific to gaming, I just think it's going to increase the userbase, which should help the platform out. More users means more potential customers and more games. That's good for us.
As the userbase grows, so do the incentives for developers to create newer and better games. Another non-gaming related benefit is that even people on AT&T's network are going to see an improvement in service as people leave. The whole Verizon thing is a big plus to both AT&T/Verizon customers, and even those from out of the US are going to benefit.