Short Shelf Life

Yesterday I picked up a bunch of computer games for $5 each. It amazed me how cheap these things were. They were titles I recognized. I have seen commercials for some of these games on TV. How can they make any money off these cheap sales?

I think this is an indicator of the shelf life of the PC game market. You got to make your profits when the game first comes out and goes for full price. After that, it is all down hill.

This makes it a discouraging market to get into. After all, I am sure there are publishers taking their cut of the profits. Then the stores that do distribution must make some money. What is left over for the guy that writes the computer programs. Probably not much at all.