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Old December 12, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bojangles View Post
That does kinda make sense. They don't have to pay third-party companies, such as EA, to distribute their software. However, is it really that much of a difference when a CD costs 25 cents and a paper box costs 40? Is most of the cost going towards the operation of the third-party company?
CD Production
Box art licensing
In-store marketing

I could go on and on regarding the places they can save.

Many publishers say that only 35% of the price of a game goes towards production costs.
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