According to analyst firm EEDAR, the new generation home consoles Xbox One and PS4 have made the gaming market a much better landscape and have made it easier for gamers to function online, which means they’re now more willing to buy downloadable content than they were with the Xbox 360 and the PS3.
“The marketplace has really expanded well,” said EEDAR president Geoffrey Zatkin. “If you make a good enough game you can continue to sell more of your game in a better way than you could on the 7th gen platforms. You can sell better ongoing DLC, you can monetize with micro-transactions, it’s a better marketplace.
“People are more [comfortable with] paying for additional content than they used to be. As practice becomes common practice, and it gets very prevalent, it gives you the ability to monetize well if you execute well. That’s a really good thing for the industry.”
As PS4 and Xbox One owners, do you feel you’ve been more inclined to buy DLC lately? If you don’t own the two systems, do you think your view regarding DLCs can ever possibly change? Tell us in your comments!