Originally Posted by caleb
Keep buying on Steam and it will be 80$ within 3 years.
Its kinda funny as while almost all games become available for download the prices for the downloadable ones become higher than getting a box at local store.
They are just making money on "Oh me gonna get so early. Its 2 days before its in store !"
Steam has to sell their games at the same price as everyone else. Imagine if EA allowed them to sell it at even $5 less, then Wal-Mart or Gamestop wants to sell it at $5 less. You thin Wal-Mart or GS cares about packaging costs? No, they care that Steam will be selling more because they are able to sell it for less money. And while Steam maybe the largest PC distributor, most companys out there make for consoles also, and if they made those other big boys unhappy, then everything they make gets yanked from their shelves.