Reduction in production costs CAN equate to reduction in a price point.
All it can do is provide the opportunity for the supplier to reduce the price point
This is same statement as well as part of what I have been trying to say this whole thread. Until now you have stuck with the idea that maximizing without the reduction in price is the only way of business.
I have stuck to the theory that the goal is to maxmize profits but there are different way to do so. In this case potentialy reducing the price point because of a few previously stated reasons.
but that only happens if the new production costs allow a new price point that would result in more sales and an overall higher real profit. The production costs reduction alone does not equate a reduction in price point, at all.
And again, I have given more than just the reduction of production costs as reasoning.
In this case, we are apparently talking about ~$5 in production and shipping per unit. EVEN IF your assumption that cost reduction would equal price reduction were true, your logic would only give the consumer a drop from $60 to at best $55. Why are you talking about dropping the game $10?
No, we are also talking about the push to DD and the lessening of resale it creates, as well elimination of retail.
I was talking about dropping the game $10 because that is currently what the price difference is for many DD PC games compared to their physical copy. No where did I say that the games should be reduced by $10 because of the drop soley in production costs. An earlier point which you have yet to address.
Obviously you don't. You appear to have some sort of fetish for getting in over your head in a discussion and arguing blindly with people who have more experience or eduction on a particular field. You did the same thing in the pc/console hardware thread, its going about the same for you now as well.
I will freely admit my relative lack of knowledge of PCs as it pertains to the pc/console thread. But you are not proving a thing in this thread other than the fact that businesses do not have reduce their price when eliminating costs. Which I have said over and over again is correct.
Its nice you think so highly of yourself and your supposed in depth knowledge in this field, but that fact that you haven't proven any sort of relatable point besides those that we already know and agree on, makes your holier than thou attitude laughable.
Its pretty easy to just pretend like the person you are debating is in over his head when you don't agree with him.
Similarly, why would Microsoft sell an xbox exclusive game cheaper via DD than the price at GameStop?
I think Im done with this debate, your head is so far up your own ass, even if I did get you to agree Ithere is about a 0% chance you would admit it.
This post was edited on 3/18 at 7:53 am