The EA effect: PopCap slashes app prices
Friday, 9th September 2011 at 11:45 am
Plants vs Zombies and Peggle join 69p sales rush
A range of games by casual giant PopCap have been reduced to their lowest possible price point on the App Store.
The tactic sees several iPhone games reduced from £1.99 to 69p, including the likes of Plants vs Zombies and Peggle.
Certain iPad games have also undergone a discount.
While the App Store price cuts are a rarity in PopCap history, the company’s new owner EA has been a strong advocate of the tactic.
EA has, on multiple occasions, swept discounts across its entire smartphone games arsenal. The discounts had sparked anger from a number of indie developers, who often price their games lower to get an advantage over established brands.
In July, PopCap was acquired by Electronic Arts in a deal worth at least $750 million, with projected earn-out bonuses taking the price beyond the billion mark.
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