It looks like face plates are going to be used as a marketing tactic to get people to buy more games, but if everyone does it…will it have any effect any longer? Full Auto and Call of Duty 2 have already jumped ahead of the pack by offering free faceplates with their games.
For Call of Duty 2, Best Buy has a deal where over the next week, if you buy the game, you get the face plate for the game, which they are saying is a $19.99 value for free.
For Full Auto, if you pre-order the game with Electronics Boutique, you get Full Auto’s face plate with the game, for free.
An odd bonus, but will it have any effect on game sales? I am not interested in game specific face plates, but if they had some interesting designs, inspired by the games, then that would be nice.