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#1 Re: News » Why Rampant Sales are Bad for Players » 2014-01-16 13:08:02

I disagree on several points of your post.

I don't think it's a good idea to do a sale on a game you just released, and most gamers don't even expect it, Sales are mostly for games that are a few months old, if you do a sale for a game you just released, you are doing it wrong. ( or do a -25% at best, but I never expect a "just released game" to go on sale, and my steam library has 500+ games )

The Sales are there to put YOUR game in front of several millions of people, that are NOT your fans ( like me ), and they didn't know anything about your game prior to release, and if they are not your fan, they will NOT buy your game at full price, nor preorder it, if I buy a game that is several months old at full price, it's either because I want to play "right now" with someone that already own the game, or there was a huge patch that added content and made the game desirable to me. ( Like Minecraft )

your fans won't complain if you do a sale a few months after the launch, and with that sale, you'll probably get more fans, and more money, I don't disagree with selling low at first, and then higher, but not doing any sales isn't going to help you at all.

Best of luck.

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