Where it would save money is we pay roughly $500 a month on a game like arizona sunshine but no more than 4 stations are ever using it at a time. If Arizona Sunshine was $100 per license and we put it on four machines, we’d save $100. Unfortunately I think in the end a floating license for that game might end up more like $150-200 a month. So it is good if you have a high volume arcade that is mainly playing two or three titles. I mean even if tower tag was being played as much as Arizona Sunshine, the price point still doesn’t make it worth while for us. At least not yet. Maybe if we get more business it would.
I am most interested when Springboard is going to be able to charge us Canadians in Canadian dollars. This whole conversion ratio of $1.34 per USD PLUS the conversion fee ends up meaning we pay almost $1.50 for ever 1 US dollar which is insane. SteamVR offers Canadian dollar transactions but it doesn’t have many of the games Springboard does so I’m kinda caught in the middle. I know there are other services out there that is trying to get my business that do charge in Canadian dollars but, once again they don’t have the library that Springboard does. I’m sure it will be only a matter of time before they do and by then I really hope that Springboard will be able to offer pricing in our own currency. I like Springboard and want to stay with this group.
BTW what I mean by fees is we have a USD to CAD conversion rate of about $1.33. Then we have to pay a fee for the ‘privilege’ of being able to pay an USD bill, then our credit card charges almost 7% rather than 2.9% for foreign currency and a fee from the credit card company for doing foreign currency. It all adds up.