Interesting. (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, December 07, 2023, 12:35 (79 days ago) @ cheapLEY
edited by Cody Miller, Thursday, December 07, 2023, 12:47

I’d have much rather pairs $70 for a complete Halo Infinite in which I could make a cool looking Spartan on day one instead of being expected to buy it piece meal over years.

Business has won out over what's best artistically.

I would love to see the revenue breakdown of Whales vs Normals. I'm really curious if most money comes from whales, or from the long tail of occasional purchasers.


Wikipedia says:

As a result of this distribution, whales typically provide most of the revenue in free to play games, and in some cases, 50% of the revenue comes from 0.15% of players ("white whales") in one report.[36][37]

This tells me the problem in profitability is the price cap that a game's purchase price sets. So higher price points won't really help, since it would always be less than the level of the average Whale. Free to Play is essentially maximally effective Price discrimination.

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