Microsoft Testing Digital Download Deals

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  1. amardilo

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    Looks like MS are going to start testing some deals - Microsoft testing cheaper digital pricing for Xbox One games • News • Xbox One • Eurogamer.net

    Looks like Ryse will discounted to $39.99 (being suggested that it could be £29.99 £34.99 in the UK) from the 18th to 24th February and the DLC will be discounted the week afterwards.

    If it's £29.99 in the UK that puts it at a price I think is OK.

    It's not an amazing mind blowing discount but it's now at a level that I can justify a purchase and I'll most likely pick it up.

    I would have really preferred £24.99 (or lower) but £29.99 is a decent price for a new recently released game.

    Update: Price will be £34.99 in the UK (thanks to Munkey Boy for posting the correction)
     
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    A great move by MS.

    If they follow this model going forward with new releases being "full" price for the first couple of months with a price drop of 20-25% after wards this will give the best of both worlds for the customer and MS.
     
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    The price of Ryse is now confirmed to be £34.99 from tomorrow.

    Don't forget you can combine this with picking up £50 digital download codes for £40 at places like CDkeys.com and it'll cost you 20% less (£28).
     
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  4. amardilo

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    Crud! My plan was to buy cheaper vouchers/point cards to lower the price from £29.99 to something more closer to the price I wanted.

    I'm happy they are doing some sales but the price is just out of range for me now.
     
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    so that £24 from american store .. decent
     
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    Titanfall is my next purchase but it's £54.99

    £42 at amazon and with a code, £37 at Tesco. Digital pricing just doesn't add up :(
     
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    Is that really how much Titanfall is going to be?
    I was considering going digital for it for convenience but saving money may be even more convenient!
     
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    Is that confirmed?
     
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    Just bought RYSE from the US Store for £24.68 Very happy with that :)
     
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    eek... WIll have to test tonight :eek:
     
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    All though I have not redeemed any code, I paid for this through paypal from xbox.com, with my US gamertag with US address details. I should be ok?? :(
     
  13. GaryMo

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    I think some reported games working then stopping working further down the line.
    Digital downloads just don't make sense for me. £35 in the UK store for Ryse whereas I bought it used for £27. Will probably play it for a month or so then still get >£20 back for it to put towards another game.

    I'd love to see digital downloads drastically cheaper as I can see the convenience, especially for games you'll be going back to for months on end.
     
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    See I wouldn't sell on a game I bought for around £20-30 I generally keep all my games.

    Even at £50 if I get 15 hours out of it, it works out at £3.33 per hour for entertainment, not bad really.
     
  15. GaryMo

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    Even if bought with a US gamer tag I assume you'll be playing with your UK gamer tag?
    Could (or would?) MS bother to take steps in the future to stop this method?
     
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    I agree, it is value for money. No doubt about it!
     
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    I brought Ryse due today as i said to myself if cheap enough then ill buy it
     

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