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Unlockable IAP or Paid/Lite Version?

View Poll Results: Unlockable IAP or Paid & Lite Versions?
Unlockable IAP 6 17.65%
Paid/Lite Versions 26 76.47%
I don't really care... 2 5.88%
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05-04-2011, 07:47 PM
#1
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Unlockable IAP or Paid/Lite Version?

Which would you rather want? If you were going to buy a game, would you rather want a game where you play a little bit of the game and you have to buy the IAP to play further into the game? OR... would you rather want to have a lite version and paid version where you would have to download 2 different versions on your idevice (if you were to buy both versions)?

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05-04-2011, 07:49 PM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdragoon19 View Post
Which would you rather want? If you were going to buy a game, would you rather want a game where you play a little bit of the game and you have to buy the IAP to play further into the game? OR... would you rather want to have a lite version and paid version where you would have to download 2 different versions on your idevice (if you were to buy both versions)?
lite and paid. IDK why, just used to it I guess. Partly cause if you just want the lite, you still have to have the full version's file size on your device. I don't mind the IAP model though, but I feel less compelled to buy it for some reason.

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05-04-2011, 07:51 PM
#3
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Lite and paid. PF pretty much has the right idea on why.

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05-04-2011, 07:52 PM
#4
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This has been asked many times, and I think most people including me would want a full, paid version, and a lite version. Many, including myself will buy IAP to unlock games if necessary. I never do consumable iaps or remove ads. A good percent like the IAP to unlock since they do not lose their progress. In my opinion, progress in lite versions is so minimal most of the time (like in gameloft games) it does not really matter.

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05-04-2011, 07:52 PM
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Thx for ur opinions guys

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05-04-2011, 08:36 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
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I'm also for lites and separate full versions. Many reasons have already been stated as to my opinion.
05-04-2011, 09:10 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 230
Most of us prefer paid and lite version. But for the matter of iTunes ratings and ranking, developers might consider IAP more than to release sperate two verions.
05-04-2011, 11:56 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 307
I like Paid/Lite versions. I could backup it. I don't trust gameloft/whatever's servers.

Plus, it is easier to see sales. I could just glance and see this game is $1.19, with IAP purchase I have to go click on the app, 'Top In App Purchases', and see the price.
05-05-2011, 12:23 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 271
I like paid/lite versions too. For example: I bought Puzzle Quest part 1-3 via inApp, but the lite icon never changed!
05-05-2011, 11:13 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 427
Lite/paid is much better, especially since I've seen a lot of sales in which the full version drops in price and the IAP in the lite version doesn't.

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