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Capcom Sells Direct For Cheap

Mega Man cast photo I've been saying for a while now that video game publishers should bypass retail outlets and sell their games direct to consumers, citing that by cutting out the retail middleman publishers can potentially earn higher profits and customers can buy games for less of a cost.  Leave it to Capcom to put the idea into practice in a big way, offering up bundles of current-generation titles for cheap.

Capcom is currently offering holiday bundles of Mega Man, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, and other popular titles for Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo Game Boy Advance.  How about picking up Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Mega Man X8, and Mega Man X: Command Mission for $50?  They'll even toss in a few strategy guides.  At retail that kind of bundle would cost upwards of $150.  It's a "while supplies last" holiday promotion, but the point is that it's being done.  Keep up the good work, Capcom.