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Za23

Za23

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Za23

#1

Za23 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@aaronmclaren I don't recall Nintendo saying much about exclusive games. (or that range of titles is going to be exclusive) The only one they seemed to talk about was Xenoblade. They did say other games will take advantage of the new features, but never said the games would only exclusive to the new model.

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#4

Za23 commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

@Mommar
They felt the need to charge a premium for a niche title and customers are voting with their wallets by saying it's too much. Again, no one is asking for them to jump to the bottom of the barrel and charge $5 or less. They're asking for a more reasonable price of $9.99 or $14.99. I really doubt a more reasonable price point would even hurt them.

Also the developer isn't making their living on a niche shooter. They have other cheaper games published on the Japanese eShop that most likely bring in more money than Steel Empire.

And here's a lovely quote from the publisher of Kokuga (another 3DS shooter), "you are not able to make a living on just making shooters." (Full quote and article here: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/08/kokuga_publisher_believes_the_shoot_em_lup_genre_faces_a_very_difficult_crossroads_in_japan)

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#5

Za23 commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

@ecco6t9 So if the physical copy of the game is rare and expensive, it's okay/fair to charge a premium for digital remake of said game?

If so, Nintendo should be charging 50 dollars for Earthbound. (The game is going for 85+ on ebay)

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#6

Za23 commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

@ogo79 I'm sure those people were only complaining that Earthbound was 2 dollars more than the average SNES VC title. Whereas people here are complaining about Steel Empire costing the same amount as a retail title. I feel like there's a big difference between a niche shoot 'em up title costing $29.99, than a VC title costing $9.99.

Of course, compared to prices of other shoot 'em ups on the eShop and other platforms (Ikaruga, Kokuga, and etc), Steel Empire does come off as looking overpriced.