Fan Feedback Led MangaGamer To Drop Game Prices Across The Board


Prices are something that come up often during discussions on MangaGamer’s digital-only games, which is something the publisher itself admits is a bit of a growing concern, based on feedback from fans.


As a result, effective this week, prices across MangaGamer’s portfolio of titles have been slashed. Nearly every game published by the company has seen a drop in price, with the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni “Answer” chapters dropping all the way down to 9.95 Euros.


Siliconera spoke with MangaGamer’s head translator/marketing manager, John Pickett, about the price drop, and asked what prompted the decision, who told us it was a mix of fan feedback and to encourage future licensing opportunities.


“I’ve actually been pushing for a price drop for a very long time now, since our prices (for download products) are fans’ #1 complaint,” Pickett told us. “If we actually get games to hit in the range of 2,000 units or so, it would help us to convince even more companies to join the team and put out more games with us.”


“Then we can have a more direct say in what in what gets localized and bring over other titles that fans have asked us about,” he finished.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.