The Humble Indie Bundle No. 3 - Pay What You Want for Seven Cross-platform games
Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda
ladypine at ladypine.org
Sun Aug 7 14:19:38 IDT 2011
On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Nadav Har'El <nyh at math.technion.ac.il>wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 07, 2011, Shlomi Fish wrote about "The Humble Indie Bundle No.
> 3 - Pay What You Want for Seven Cross-platform games":
> > there are two days left to buy the Humble Indie Bundle No. 3:
> > http://www.humblebundle.com/
> Interesting. Never heard of these games, so I can't comment on the product
> itself, but it's definitely an interesting business model.
> The page tries to tell you that this package is normally sold for $50
> (a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor_price) but lets people choose the
> price. Do you think people chose something around $50? Not really ;-)
> According to them, the average price people chose to pay was around $5 ;-)
> And interestingly, Linux users were the most generous ($12) and Windows
> users were cheapest ($4.7) - probably the opposite of the normal
> Of course, these averages may be misleading, as their "top contributors"
> list show that some billionaire's kid ( :-)) paid $4000 , and probably
> many others also paid hundreds of dollars.
Their statistics is very interesting. However, I does not have to be "some
billionaire's kid". It can also be an institution, installing it on many
machines, feeling it would be fair to pay more. A boarding school, a
community center, etc.
> In any case these guys made almost $2 million from over 300,000 customers.
> Assuming (I *don't* know if that is a safe assumption) that the vast
> of these customers would never buy these games for their normal prices,
> it's not bad.
> That being said, something smells a bit fishy. These companies normally
> demand $10-$20 for *each* of these bundled games, and now they settle for
> less than $5 for seven of them? If they thought this was enough (like
> iPhone game developers have come to think), why isn't this the normal
> Where's the catch?
> Nadav Har'El | Sunday, Aug 7 2011, 7 Av
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