Ok, fair enough! Exclusives was the wrong word. I still don’t understand the relationship with pricing.
I don’t know how you reached that conclusion. I’ve bought 180 games this year, $2 makes a big difference.
That’s great for you. But for a discussion on whether Ubisoft is pricing games cheaper on Epic than on Steam, the price on a third service doesn’t appear interesting.
Anyway, we seem to have discovered the incredible multi-tiered conspiracy, where Steam gets arse for deals, Epic gets better ones,
See, this is the part I was interested in. You gave the example of Far Cry Primal; I’ve made the argument that it didn’t display the pattern you claimed existed. We can reopen that discussion if you want to. Then you gave the example of Rainbow Six Siege, which appears to have the same price in both of those stores.
There are only two other games sold in both stores:
- The best price for Watch Dogs 2 on Steam appears to be 8.99€, the most recent one was 11.99€. The current Epic price is 17.99€.
- The best price for Wildlands on Steam was 14.99€, the most recent one was 17.49€. The current Epic sales price is 17.49€.
Those do not look like Steam getting shit deals compared to Epic on Ubisoft games. (But I just checked the current sales price on Epic, not the history, so maybe there’s something more there?).
and uPlay is the cheapest of all.
Yep. Not disputing this at all.
Yes, exactly, why am I paying $5+ more?
Because that game is in the phase of its lifecycle where the discounts are rapidly increasing ($15 in the Epic sale in May-June, $10 on Steam in June-July, and apparently now $5 on Epic in August), and the most recent sale on Steam was over 2 months ago. Let’s see what the price is in the next Steam sale first. If it’s still $10, then maybe there’s something to this. (But it’ll still be just one data point).