Psn Store Overpricing

#1 Posted by DWN2550 (18 posts) -

I was browsing the UK psn store today and seen that they were charging 50 pounds for Mass Effect 3 and the same price for Fifa Street when you can go onto amazon and get Mass Effect for 36 pounds and Fifa Street for the same price as well. Why is Sony even trying to charge these ridiculous prices for these games when you can go to the likes of amazon and play and get them at a quarter of the price.

#2 Posted by N7 (3587 posts) -

I'm almost certain that it's not up to Sony to make prices for third party games, Charizard.

#3 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

MS does the same thing on their marketplace. It's sorta crazy what they charge...50 Cent: Blood on the Sand was $60 last time I checked.

#4 Posted by aznan (98 posts) -

This goes for Steam and Origin as well. I bought ME3 from Zavvi for 30 euro, while Origin want 50.

#5 Posted by Vivek (517 posts) -

If they were competitive then I would buy a lot of my games directly from the PSN store.

#6 Posted by Kidavenger (3536 posts) -

@aznan said:

This goes for Steam and Origin as well. I bought ME3 from Zavvi for 30 euro, while Origin want 50.

Are you seriously coming in here and saying Steam is overpriced?

#7 Posted by DWN2550 (18 posts) -

@N7 said:

I'm almost certain that it's not up to Sony to make prices for third party games, Charizard.

Sony have already bought the game and they are selling it. It is the point that they are selling at the full RRP price just to make more profit if what you said was true why is amazon not selling these games at the same prices

#8 Posted by AlexW00d (6240 posts) -

This, sir, is what happens when you let publishers set the prices for the games and not the retailer.

#9 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

@Kidavenger: I think he's saying everything is overpriced compared to steam.

#10 Posted by mustachioeugene (509 posts) -

@N7 said:

I'm almost certain that it's not up to Sony to make prices for third party games, Charizard.

I wish everyone would end all their sentences with Pokemon(s). In this case it's warranted, but I love the idea of this sentence when taken out of context.

"Your bank loan has been approved, Squirtle."

"The tumour is benign, Vulpix"

#11 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

@DWN2550 said:

@N7 said:

I'm almost certain that it's not up to Sony to make prices for third party games, Charizard.

Sony have already bought the game and they are selling it. It is the point that they are selling at the full RRP price just to make more profit if what you said was true why is amazon not selling these games at the same prices

Sony didn't buy digital inventory of the game. As others have stated, prices are set by the publisher not Sony when it comes to the online store.

#12 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

@aznan said:

This goes for Steam and Origin as well. I bought ME3 from Zavvi for 30 euro, while Origin want 50.

Are you seriously coming in here and saying Steam is overpriced?

Steam can be overpriced in some cases. Skyrim was at least 15% more than the retail version.

#13 Posted by Tamaster92 (271 posts) -

I'll tell you why, it's because te profit from idiots who pay that outweighs the loss of sales from more sensible buyers.

#14 Edited by aznan (98 posts) -

@Kidavenger:

Are you seriously coming in here and saying Steam is overpriced?

Yes. Apart from the crazy sales, I can always find boxed copies of new releases for 10-20 euros less than on Steam.

#15 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

@aznan said:

This goes for Steam and Origin as well. I bought ME3 from Zavvi for 30 euro, while Origin want 50.

Are you seriously coming in here and saying Steam is overpriced?

From what I've heard, Steam can be pretty expensive in some places (Australia, for one).

In North America, Steam is cheaper than a cheap bag of shit you find in a dollar store during a blowout sale.

#16 Posted by SoyBob (161 posts) -

It's because UK stores generally undercut the RRP by a fair margin. In the US, games are almost always sold at their RRP. Publishers never account for this.

#17 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -

@DWN2550 said:

@N7 said:

I'm almost certain that it's not up to Sony to make prices for third party games, Charizard.

Sony have already bought the game and they are selling it. It is the point that they are selling at the full RRP price just to make more profit if what you said was true why is amazon not selling these games at the same prices

Your insight into how the world works is fascinating.

#18 Posted by HadesTimes (804 posts) -

Well that's because Games on Demand services are overpriced. If you look at the XBOX Live Games on Demand thing you will notice games that are 4 years old at $40, Where you can buy them on Amazon for $20. That's just how thing has been working or not working since it started. Sometimes they have a sale and you can get something for a good deal. But most of the time, they are incredibly overpriced.

#19 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

Should we expect an influx of stupid threads now that Giant Bomb is a part of CBS and Gamespot?

#20 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

Things like this is why I don't want an all digital future. PSN/XBLA should really learn a lot from steam with regard to sales and regular price drops.

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