Originally Posted by Crash44
Having a concern about the product you're going to buy is not very strange at all. Accepting things blindly because 'that's the way they do it' is not a very consumer savvy position either.
These are good, fair points.
Calling it "Price Gouging" and acting like R* (or any developer for that matter) is somehow "sticking it" to consumers by offering DLC is just silly.
I have never understood that.
They offer it.
Buy it. Or don't buy it.
That's it. If you think it's worth it, buy it. If you think it's too much $$$, don't buy it. That's how it works. Period.
I'm sure that the industry has plenty of data to correlate the value of the DLC - if they could offer cheaper... STOP RIGHT THERE! Why would they?
They're a company that makes stuff with one goal: To make money. High profits is the best way to do that.
Just like 7-11. Just like Walmart. Just like Apple. Just like Exxon. Just like the company I work for. Just like the company you work for.
They've figured out the balance between what they can charge and sell enough of to make the most profits.
- Sure, if they lowered the price, they'd sell more - but at a lower profit.
- And if they RAISED the price, they'd make MORE profit, but sell less.
- THIS (their current plan) is the balance point they've found to make the most profit.
That's just how it works.