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Gaming Amazon breaks street date and ships Uncharted 4 out two weeks early

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by JakeTucker, 26 Apr 2016.

  1. JakeTucker

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  2. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    day 1 patch not ready yet.
     
  3. IamJudd

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    Unless this is another benefit negotiated for Prime customers...


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  4. Scroome

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    Nah.

    The articles doesn't mention CEX, who decided they couldn't miss out either and started putting their copies on the shelves.

    Although why anyone would want to spend double on a game that comes out in just two weeks, is frankly desperate or bizarre.
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I find the idea of street dates for physical copies naive.

    Once a retailer has stock, that stock is on sale. They aren't going to sit on it and wait for the publisher to say 'go' unless tha publisher has a seriously big stick to threaten them with.
     
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    Id always thought the threat was that the publishers have the option/threat of not supplying the retailer with stock of their next big game
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    That's true, but cutting Amazon, Gamestop or Game out of the loop would be like asking for a measurable percentage drop in sales.

    Only the very biggest could afford to do that and they're not going to dump 5% of total sales or whatever a big retailer accounts for over the street date. Too much money for too small a point.

    Besides in the era of mandatory install and updates even for console they can just have the game non-functional until release day if they really want.
     
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