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Old June 24 2013, 06:32 PM   #64
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Re: Microsoft planning complete reversal of DRM policy for Xbox One

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The real problem for download only purchases vs. physical is that it directly competes with the old fashioned brick and mortar outlets, which last I heard still accounts for the lion's share of revenue for triple-A game releases.
At least part of that was due to the 360 not doing day-and-date digital releases, though. If you wanted the game, you had to go retail. That's supposedly changing with the Xbox One.

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I must admit that I'm at a bit of a loss as to why they haven't partnered up with the likes of Amazon as an alternative to in store sales. I mean it would seem the logical compromise as their business model allows for lower price points and yet the customer still gets a physical product rather than a code for a digital service that may or may not evaporate a few years down the line.
I'm... not understanding who that's supposed to help, or how.
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