Welcome to another entry in the Denpasoft blog! Take a breather from the bobs and lewdness to read about the latest info that we have to offer! ✨
Today, we’re going to do something a little different: We want to discuss some of the misconceptions on pricing and the business end of Denpasoft. We’re working hard to bring as much transparency as we can to you, the fans, and we hope this will be a great step forward!
One of the many questions and criticisms we get is regarding our pricing model for 18+ games, all-ages versions of the games and their DLC options. Why does it seem to be more expensive?… But is it actually more expensive? Here’s an example! Let’s say, for instance, we had a game title called “Where Are the Bobs?“. Here’s how we would price that game. (NOTE: All pricing doesn’t always follow this model, so please keep in mind that it depends entirely on our agreements with the developer. However, we do try to maintain this policy for pricing for all our titles.)
The 18+ version of Where Are the Bobs? will be priced $19.99 in our shop. In addition to that, we will offer an all-ages version on Steam that doesn’t contain the 18+ content. When we do so, we offer the all-ages version at a price of $9.99. If the fans who purchased the game on Steam want the 18+ content, they can get the DLC offered on Denpasoft for $9.99. This means the complete game will always end up costing $19.99, whether it was purchased in full or in parts.
We aim to price our products at either the same price as the Japanese version or sometimes even cheaper! (Remember that this depends on the exchange rate.)
Where Are the Bobs?
Suggested Retail Price
|Japanese stores||¥2,268 ≈ $20.54 USD (depends on exchange rate)|
What we strive for is not to charge more for the 18+ version and “punish” the fans who want their adult content. Instead, we look to bring more fans into this beloved franchise who might not be interested in the adult content and just want to have a cute time with cute girls. By bringing them in with the discounted all-ages version, we hope to be able to encourage them to try out the adult version with the DLC. If it’s not their cup of tea, it’s easy to remove the DLC and continue with their family-friendly version.
We also want to point out the product name change from “patch” to “DLC”. We wanted to make it more clear that the additional downloadable content has value, as they contain extra scenes, integration, QA, voices and translation work. We decided to change the term to reflect the nature of these products better.
We never want our fans to feel that we are not encouraging them to fap away at their heart’s content with the adult versions of our games. But in this gaming world, we want to offer reasonable options to accommodate all fans of visual novels and their needs.
It takes a lot of work to bring visual novels over to the West, and we thank you for your continued support! ? If there are any other topics you wish for us to cover in a future blog post, please let us know via our Twitter, @Denpasoft_PR!