Weird pricing digital content on Xbox Video & itunes Video stores

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  1. FFX

    FFX Active Member

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    Why are digital content so overpriced?
    At my local MediaMarkt store I can purchase The Hobbit on blue ray disc for $7,61.
    And on the Xbox Video store the same movie in SD is $21,57, and on iTunes its $26,23. How can a "real" physical copy of the same movie be that much cheaper?
    If digital content was priced as competitively, as the physical copies are at my local store, I for one would purchase a lot more movies.
     
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    Totally agree with you, and it's just not MS and iTunes, when I had my blackberry playbook all the movies were also over priced and to add insult to injury it's more cheaper to produce a digital copy for download than it is to produce a physical copy as it's more expensive for those BR/HD disks! just doesn't make sense to me
     
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    One off charges are doomed. Netflix/Spotify and other similar streaming services are the way forward really. Well the only way that is in favour of consumers at least :/
     
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    Unfortunately, streaming media isn't much good for travel. I like to buy a new movie before a plane ride, and the Xbox prices are silly. I'm not paying $20 for anything I can't hold in my hand.

    Not to mention that the Xbox video store interface is pathetic. No browse by genre, no recommendations, no sort by price/title/date/etc.
     

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