Now this is a unique way to price your product, but if it results in cheaper prices then I’m sure not many of us will care. So by now most of you probably know that Lexis Numerique’s highly anticipated survival horror, Amy is set to drop this week but many of you may not be aware of a bit of pricing controversy that has arisen around the game.
The issue occurred when the developer announced the PSN version would cost $12.99, which seemed reasonable until they told folks that it would cost 800 MS points on XBLA which equates to approximately $2.99 less than the PSN version. From there all hell broke loose with fans screaming foul. Lexis Numerique’s CEO José Sanchis explained that the pricing difference had to do with foreign exchange rates and other variables. While he feels the game is worth much more than either of the prices, he is content to let the fans decide what the game is worth.
So to settle this once and for all, the developer has set up a Facebook poll to let fans vote on whether the price should remain where it is or be reduced to $9.99. The reduced price option is leading right now, but alas nothing comes without a price and there is a catch to the cheaper option. If fans do indeed vote for a price reduction, the game’s release date will have to be pushed back. Everything has a price right? Cast your vote now, but remember cheaper price means a delay.