I think the discount for updating would be a huge disadvantage to them. Since they are selling BoA for $9.99-15.99 on numerous sites, that means I could run out, get the 1st game cheap, then pay the discounted "upgrade" cost. That way I would get 2 for 1 and basically rip them off. Because they discounted the 1st one so much, an upgrade discount is not very feasible.
Sorry, my friend, this line of argument does not hold water. The decision was made long ago to offer a discount to loyal customers, then another decision was made to expand the scope of the new version to the point where they had to make more money to recoup their investment, so the discount would not be offered.
Why, then, offer the old game at a bargain basement price? Are they more interested in getting customers who want "cheap" rather than keeping the ones who have believed in them, and bought their products, all along?
I want them to stay in business, but they need to re-establish their reputation with me. I am disappointed in them, and I was one of their most vocal supporters in the past.
I would like to be that again. Under the present circumstances, I cannot.
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.