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Get 30% off of 6 different Ubisoft games on the Wii U eShop (ZombiU, Assassin's Creed III, and more)
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February 19, 2013, 20:28:29
 
Nintendo / Ubisoft have a decent promotion going on for Wii U games. These are the eShop versions only, no retail sales (as far as I know.)

I have to wonder if this is more fan appeasement for the Rayman Legends fiasco. Could be? If so, at least we can say that Ubisoft isn't ignoring us.

This is a limited time offer from 2/19 to 2/26.

ZombiU - $41.99
Assassin's Creed III - $41.99
Just Dance 4 - $34.99
Rabbids Land - $34.99
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - $34.99
ESPN: Sports Connection - $34.99

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Posted: 02/19/13, 20:28:29  - Edited by 
 on: 02/19/13, 20:32:48    
 
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cooliocuneo said:
@Cube191 Lowest I've seen Zombie U was $48 I think.

I have seen it cheaper in UK from a direct conversion. Must be different pricing in the US.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 21:48:50
@Kal-El814

It's ethereal. So, Ubisoft isn't giving anything up. It's 1s and 0s that they can make infinite copies of. There's no real gesture here that makes up for the Rayman debacle and I fear they think it does.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 22:40:47
@NinSage

That's a really bizarre way of thinking of a sale on digital content.

And as I said, I think the extent to which the Rayman situation is a debacle is being dramatically overstated unless people are talking about having it release in September where it is almost sure to be clobbered.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 22:43:06
@NinSage

By that logic pirating isn't taking anything from Ubisoft either.

What exactly would they be giving up if they had a sale on physical copies (which they don't sell on their website anyway, so not sure how they would) that they're not here? When you buy a physical copy you realize the bulk of that money is going to those same 1s and 0s and not to the packaging and disc, right?

Keep in mind, I think a sale is not much of a gesture, they should be having sales like this anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 22:52:03  - Edited by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:00:25
@Kal-El814
@Jargon

I know Ubisoft wouldn't be able to touch base with every retailer, but I bet they could get the big ones. So, OK, why isn't the sale on the physical copies as well?


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:28:34
@NinSage

They've already sold their games to those retailers. If those retailers have a sale, Ubisoft literally isn't giving up anything, their role in the transaction is already over. I'm not sure how they could go about getting retailers to have a sale on their games, it's just not the way the system generally works.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:34:52
@NinSage

... This almost never happens. Hitman Absolution is on sale at amazon for around $30 for physical copies, and $17 for digital. There's rarely, if ever, parity between physical and digital sales across all publishers. Why are you expecting it here?

And you're completely ignoring that in the physical retail world, the retailer already bought the game, and they're in a better position to initiate a sale as opposed to the publisher.

Where is this coming from?


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:35:24  - Edited by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:36:30
@NinSage

This...is common in XBL and PSN. I don't know why Nintendo would have to be any different.


Posted by 
 on: 02/20/13, 23:37:15
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