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Wednesday, July 06, 2022

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Adeon Writer

There is some survey bias of course - your blog will be read but the most hardcore of SL users.

Alelangel Verenova

Can I take this survey putting all your credits of course to talk about on my spanish magazine? Here on Latinamerica there will be a major NO answer, basically because the exchange to our local money. It's an important amount per month, even per year to consider only for a "game". Maybe it could worth if you are a creator and you earn good money on SL, but besides that, for this side of the world, it's expensive and useless.

Luther Weymann

@ Adeon Writer, you are correct. One of the core problems with the marketing of Second Life is its USA-centric thinking and lack of global focus. For example, many international companies have successfully achieved enormous sales increases with “per country pricing.” In India, you get Netflix Standard 1080p with almost all the movies for $8.50 a month or about half the USA price. In Asia, GoDaddy pricing for hosting varies from one-fourth to a little more than one-half of USA pricing. The giant Unilever multinational consumer goods company sells its products all over Asia for slightly more than 60-70% of the USA and much lower than Euro pricing. And the result? A considerable increase in overall revenue and net profit for companies who understand the sales possibilities when pricing their products by what the market will bear in each country.

PW_Arts

@Luther: the main problems here are that LL has not worked out how to get a cloud instance that is better priced to match what the local market it's targeted to is willing to pay, and that the L$ trading system is based entirely on the US$. LL does not want to create a situation where people buy L$s through countries in lower-income nations simply because the L$ is priced cheaper in another country. The first problem is easier to fix because LL can fully control how tier is valued, but the second may necessitate the death of L$ stipends in future Premium plans (and a matching reduction in prices to fit this loss

Wagner James Au

Hi Alelangel -- yes feel free!

Count Burks

There is also the fact that you didn't deduct the Linden Dollar stipend from the gross revenue so your net profit numbers would look a lot different. Premium Plus is a new toy and might be interesting for some. It is yet to be seen how popular Premium Plus will remain in the future.

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