Disney Dreamlight Valley has been getting consistent free story expansions and updates containing new characters, additional items, and even character skins since launch. After gaining some major traction, the developers at Gameloft released the premium shop.
This shop offers some additional items like more character skins, clothing, house skins, and animal companions at the cost of your previous Moonstones — the in-game currency. There is only one issue; many fans of the game agree that the premium shop’s prices are a bit too high.
Many have tried to show how overpriced the items are but one fan has gone out of the way to show it using another game, Sims 4 — another game with purchasable items.
If you have played Sims 4, odds are you know that EA offers “Stuff Packs” that add additional items to the game for you to decorate your house and Sims with. These “Stuff Packs” are typically $9.99 or $15.99 depending on how many items they contain. Not to mention, EA also offers discounts if you purchase DLC packs with the “Stuff Packs.”
When you compare the price of a Sims 4 pack which contains an astounding 71 items to use in-game and a single item from the Dreamlight Valley premium shop, the premium shop prices look even more outrageous.
Fans have been pointing out how bad the prices are since the premium shop was launched. Since then, it seems the prices have only gotten worse with a castle skin costing roughly $15 at one point — more than the item pack that contains 71 items. A single character skin from the premium shop seems to cost roughly the same amount as the “Stuff Pack.”
Perhaps this will be the kick in the pants that Gameloft needs to lower the prices of the premium shop. Maybe this is also what fans need to realize that the prices are a bit too high. Lower prices would mean that more people will purchase premium shop items. At the very least, it would make them more appealing.