Microsoft Says XBLA Prices Are Slowly Rising
July 26, 2011 at 4:05 am by srfto
XBLA Portfolio Director Chris Charla admits that there are more games now in the 1200 MS points bracket than the 800 point brackets.
Chris Charla said in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz that the pricing average is “a little opposite” of other gaming service platform.
“If you look at Live Arcade, and do the math, and look at the publicly available sales numbers, you can see that average prices on XBLA have crept up over the last few years, which has been an interesting trend because on some app markets there’s been a race to zero as fast as possible,”
“We’ve seen a little bit of the opposite happening,” he continued. “I don’t really know where prices are going to go – ultimately, that’s set by the market – but it has been really gratifying to see that people are willing to a premium price for digital content [sic].”
However, the games that are appearing to be in the 1200 points bracket does indeed have a very well score from Metracritic, which proves that the games coming out at that bracket are better quality than others. It is always better to pay a little more for a good quality game than save a few bucks to play some crappy games.