Xbox Live vs iPhone game pricing compared

Windows PhoneiPhone
Fruit Ninja$2.99$0.99
iBlast Moki$2.99$2.99
Max & the Magic Marker$4.99$0.99
Doodle Jump$2.99$0.99
Harbor Master$2.99$1.99
Super Monkey Ball$2.99$2.99
I Love Katamari$4.99$4.99
Deer Hunter 3D$4.99$0.99
PES 2011$4.99$2.99
Tiki Towers$2.99$0.99
I Dig It$2.99$0.99
Puzzle Quest 2$6.99$4.99
Parachute Panic$2.99$1.99
Pocket god$2.99$0.99
3D Brick Breaker Revolution$2.99$0.99
Oregon Trail$4.99$0.99
Bubble Town 2$2.99$1.99
de Blob$2.99$0.99
Sims 3$6.99$6.99
Flight Control$2.99$0.99
Need for Speed Undercover$4.99$0.99
Earthworm Jim$4.99$4.99

Windows Phone Metro has done the work of comparing the current Xbox Live titles on Windows Phone 7 with the corresponding ones on the iPhone, and it is clear that in the vast majority of cases the apps are much more expensive.

Of course Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live games do have Achievements, but not all of us place much value in these virtual trophies, and Windows Phone Metro asks if these high prices are too much for what is often very casual games.

On the other hand we do understand that for developers to earn even close to the revenue they could earn on the iPhone they do need to charge more, but consistently higher prices may also drive buyers to other platforms like Android, where almost everything is free and ad supported.

Are our readers happy to pay these high prices? Let us know below.

Thanks Steve for the tip.

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