Video game enthusiasts can tell you exactly what they think any specific game should cost. Some of them can do this at a glance, almost by instinct. It’s something I just don’t see among consumers of most other entertainment products — people may quibble over, say, novels being too pricey, but they won’t go through a list of titles and name the ideal price for each one individually.

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So what’s the distinction? Why is price such a sticking point for this one particular medium, and what guides people when they make these decisions?

That’s what I’m trying to find out. And if you have three minutes for a survey, maybe you can help me.

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Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at www.findthefabulist.com.