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Duels of the Planeswalkers – Price Annoucement June 5, 2009

Posted by Norm in Duels of the Planeswalkers.
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Wizards of the Coast just announced the price for Duels of the Planeswalkers. The price is set at 800 MS points, which according to MS Point Converter is going to be $10.00. Not bad, that is less than an Intro Pack.

I’m not very familair with the XBox Marketplace but I think you can use points earned in other games to make purchaces. If that is true I’ll be able to pick up the game for free. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

The price does seem kind of low, but I’m guessing that WotC is going to use this game as an easy entry point for gamers. As in, almost give the digital game away, get new/young players hooked, and grow the overall user base. Especially with the whole mentoring thing built in. I’ve got to say it is a creative and fun strategy.

Once I get my copy I’ll publish my user name and we can become XBox friends!

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1. Ben Carlson - June 5, 2009

Pretty sure you have to pay for any MS Points. Don’t think you can win them from other games, at least not that I’ve seen. It’s basically a proprietary form of currency that you have to pay for.

2. Godot - June 5, 2009

Ben is right, you can’t win points. It’s just their version of currency. They do it this way as, among other things, a micropayment solution.

Game companies can’t sell some downloadable content item to you for a quarter that you put on your Visa card and expect to make any money after Visa takes their flat transaction fee. Microsoft can sell you 4,000 points for $50, though, and then a game can charge you 20 points for something.

3. Godot - June 5, 2009

Oh, also, $10 (800 points) is pretty standard for Live Arcade games. If they charged more for it, it would seem overpriced and non-standard to regular Xbox Live customers.

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