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Published on February 21, 2012 By Draginol In PC Gaming

Sorry gang,

I decided to not allow our next two titles to be available at retail (Sins rebellion and Fallen Enchantress).

The cost/benefit ratio just isn’t there at this time. 

It is cool to tell people your game is at the store. But as a business, until the retailers adapt, it doesn’t make sense to deal with them at this point.


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on Feb 21, 2012

Makes sense, honestly its only a matter of time until retail stores disappear completely in favor of digital downloads for consoles as well as pcs.

on Feb 21, 2012

But I like the pretty box.

Maybe you could make a "print your own box"  web page.  We could print them out and mail them to you for you to autograph and return with a company photo.

on Feb 21, 2012

makes sense to me.

 

Does this mean no boxes? Or direct shipping (perhaps through Amazon + fedex) for a limited number of items?

on Feb 21, 2012

Will that decision mean lower costs for customers compared to titles from other shops that still ship physical units?

on Feb 21, 2012

Well at least you responded to our issue.

on Feb 21, 2012

Good decision. I haven't bought a game from a store in years. How quickly will you release these games on Steam? I only buy from your site, but I also want it to do well in the larger market.

on Feb 21, 2012

Any way you can share in round numbers what the cost delta is for doing retail vs. digital?  Do the best buys etc.. of the world charge slotting fee's for boxed games?  Always wondered about that.

on Feb 21, 2012

All Good Brad, especially if the new SDC is out before Rebellion!

Though the issue of box art won't go away...

Sinperium
Maybe you could make a "print your own box" web page. We could print them out and mail them to you for you to autograph and return with a company photo.

I know it has been mentioned as far back as the GC2:Twilight release that a jewel case image would be a great idea!!

Would it really be so hard to have an image available for download?

 

on Feb 21, 2012

No problem, last time I bought game from retail was in 2007.

on Feb 21, 2012

As long as I can buy the game through impulse.

troll pacov runs away !

on Feb 21, 2012

Only PC games I see at the stores are a couple big FPS, a bunch of Sims stuff, and Blizzzards Warcraft stuff.  And a few MMO fad games.  Noting I really want to go buy.

on Feb 22, 2012

Kaesho
Makes sense, honestly its only a matter of time until retail stores disappear completely in favor of digital downloads for consoles as well as pcs.

 

Retail is largely dead for non-mainstream PC games, so no shock here.

 

As for consoles, I don't think they'll survive the transition to DD, but that's more a function of the horrendous business model.  I suspect handhelds will replace consoles eventually, though some genres will move to PC

on Feb 22, 2012

Interesing ...

would be a pleasant surprise after all the console arrogance

on Feb 22, 2012

That's okay. I've got Fallen Enchantress already, and I wasn't planning on getting Rebellion from a retail outlet.

on Feb 22, 2012

If you can't make money doing it, don't do it.

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