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Old 06-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Dawn of cheaper Steam games Day 1?

So I've noticed that recently a lot of big titles have been releasing at a lower price on Steam, rather than the full RRP which makes buying any game other than on sale a bit of a silly thing to do. Brand new games would always launch at 40 and you could always get them cheaper anywhere else.

But right now, Hitman: Absolution is 26 to pre-order on Steam, while its console counterparts on Amazon are 37 each. Usually games like that are fully priced at 40 on Steam. The PC boxed version on Amazon, which is usually 10 cheaper than the console version, is 24, so a bit cheaper still but not by the usual massive amount.

And Max Payne 3 too. It's sitting at 30 on Steam and 27 boxed, with both console versions being 34 brand new, and you got Max Payne 1 & 2 for pre-ordering it which makes that price even nicer. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is yet another, 30 on Steam and 37 boxed for the consoles, and it was priced at something like 20 for that mini Ghost Recon sale. Sleeping Dogs is coming soon and is 26 on Steam, 36 for pre-ordering the console versions on Amazon too.

Maybe buying big budget games Day 1 from Steam has suddenly become a viable method? Let's hope it sticks because that was always Steam's biggest weakness, how expensive non-sale games always were. If it does then I'm going to pretty much say bye bye to anything but limited editions basically.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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I enjoy the prices for sure. You just cant beat steam. ITS IMPOSSIBLLLLLLEEEEEEEE
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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i rarely buy games on steam anymore. always better deals out there.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #10
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