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App pricing? $0.99 or $1.99?

aalzankiaalzanki Posts: 283Member
I'm pricing Doodle Destroy 2 at $1.99, while my other game Doodle Destroy FREE is free. Some people are writing reviews on Doodle Destroy FREE complaining that $1.99 is too much.

Do I change the price to $0.99 ?

Comments

  • reddotincreddotinc Posts: 653Member
    I would say yes. You will be likely to receive more sales.
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    I'd personally send all the complainants an email stating that their cheapness is what's wrong with the world, and that I was going to find where they live, come over and eat their cat.... alive.
  • aalzankiaalzanki Posts: 283Member
    Thanks guys :)
    I will leave it 1.99.
    BTW @POLYGAMe I think I will do that soon :@ :P
  • BreezeonholdBreezeonhold Posts: 187Member
    I personally won't buy a $1.99 app in my mind that's 2 games I could have ha...

    @Laciudad
    They complain because usually the games on psp are a lot better than the games made on the iphone (:
  • aalzankiaalzanki Posts: 283Member
    I just saw yesterday's report, it did great :)
    I had 224 downloads = 1.99
    it's ranked 60 in puzzle USA.
    will my game enter the N&N section ?
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Congrats!

    and...

    Who knows???

    QS :D

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  • aalzankiaalzanki Posts: 283Member
    quantumsheep said:
    Congrats!

    and...

    Who knows???

    QS :D

    Thanks. I wish :D
    I'm aiming for top games USA :)
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Well done! What's the game? I'm thinking I might go for $1.99 now too if it doesn't affect sales that much... I'd be happy with 224x70c!!!!
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    WHoa, I worked that out on the 99c option. lol. YOU'RE RICH!!!
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Just thinking about it. I buy a few apps. I'll even spend $15 on good games. I've been playing them for alost thirty years and even spent $250 (NZD) on brand new copies of Virtua Racing and Super Street Fighter II for Mega Drive.

    I'm going to try $1.99 for my game.

    At the end of the day, yes... there are people who will only spend 99c but I'm guessing that they are far outweighed by the people who are willing to spend "just a buck more". It is, after all, still only 2 bucks!

    A worthy test!!!
  • aalzankiaalzanki Posts: 283Member
    @POLYGAMe actually Doodle Destroy FREE have been downloaded 850,000 times.
    So Doodle Destroy FREE helped it :)
    BTW i saw tshirtbooth pricing his apps 1.99, so i tried it :)
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Nice work, I'll check out your game and add to your already inflamed bank balance ;)

    I started a poll on this too. Add your thoughts :)
  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    I think the pricing game is just a guessing game, I'm not sure how anyone could ever find fair statistics.

    I myself think the $.99 is probably a better way to go, just because if you look at the top selling games, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump etc. they are always $.99. The biggest market in games is still the younger folks who like to have a wide variety of games in their device, so even though it's just a buck or two, most tend to be a little cautious with where they spend.

    I don't personally buy many games, but when I am tempted, I don't think I've ever bought a game app that was over $.99.

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  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Breezeonhold said:
    I personally won't buy a $1.99 app in my mind that's 2 games I could have ha...

    @Laciudad
    They complain because usually the games on psp are a lot better than the games made on the iphone (:

    Your cheapness is what's wrong with this world. I'm going to find where you live, come over and eat your cat. ALIVE.

    :P

    But seriously, yes, there is a LOT of CRAP on the iPhone but there are also games that are equally as impressive as some of the top PSP games. My cousin was most depressed after buying 300(great movie btw) for the PSP, only to see me playing Hero of Sparta on iPod Touch - a FAR superior game.
  • ColorplayGamesColorplayGames Posts: 69PRO
    I agree that pricing is a guessing game, and arguments can be made for both sides.

    For 99 cents, you're going to get more people purchasing the game on a whim because it's cheaper.

    When you raise the price of your game to 1.99, you are also raising the perceived value of the game. I suspect that you are going to get more of an audience who looks through the app store a bit more carefully for quality games. I (personally - I know not everyone is like me) have no problem spending 5, 6 dollars for an iPhone game if I'm pretty sure it's going to be amazing. Compared to every other gaming system that is still a ridiculously cheap number.

    So long story short, I don't have an answer to this :) I priced my app at 1.99 because I felt that it was worth more than 99 cents.
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    Is it selling well at 1.99? I'm thinking along the same lines... Max Vector is not a flashlight or fart app. A hell of a lot of effort went into it (and I have royalties to pay - lol).
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    On a side note... a friend of mine just released a 99c app to cash in on a popular "fad". I didn't say anything but I was appalled at the lack of effort that went into it and thought "yup... this sure is a 99c app". Seriously, I deleted it straight away... thing is, it'll probably make him rich!
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