Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by JakeTucker, 26 Apr 2016.
Amazon are having a bad week.
day 1 patch not ready yet.
Unless this is another benefit negotiated for Prime customers...
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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.
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.
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
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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