Vote on AMY’s Final PriceNews
Yesterday, a survival horror game AMY was announced and gamers completely fell in love. Then, out of all of the attention it got (including here on GH) someone noticed that the game was going to be 800 Microsoft points, which is about $10, but on the Playstation version it was going to be $12.99, after the currency conversion. Of course, the US gamers cried foul play and to the amazement of gamers, the developer listened.
Unfortunately, Microsoft points are the same price everywhere since you are buying points and not using cash to purchase the actual game. What is fair and equal pricing in Europe, does not convert to that in the United States. Well, from now until Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:00 PST, players can vote on Facebook to keep the pricing at it’s current plan or to change it to $9.99 for PlayStation Network. Xbox Live Marketplace price would stay the same either way. This means that other countries will end up getting the game cheaper on PSN than originally planned due to the currency conversion rate. It also means that PSN players in the US will have to wait an extra week at least before they can even purchase AMY. We also need to keep in mind that this is an independent game company and something as little as cutting the price of a game by $2 can drastically effect their bottom line.
The content of the game is estimated to be around 8-10 hours of gameplay. Does the amount they are asking, compared to the hours of gameplay seem like a worth buy to you? Why, or why do you think not? Let us know your opinions in the comments below.