They can say what they like, but I also remember when they tried to infer that they would never offer the upgrade to V6 for $99, oh and look what happened.planetearth wrote: ↑Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:30 pmArturia explained the higher prices when upgrading from older versions last year. In the past, you could be two versions "behind" and still upgrade to the latest version for $99, if you caught the sale. They changed that late last year, because they felt they were offering a lot more than their competitors in the V Complete bundle, and people who upgraded with each version were bearing the brunt of the cost.
So while Arturia may have another sale this summer, there's no reason to expect V Collection 6 owners to be able to upgrade for less than $249 -- which is what they've been charging for the upgrade since VC8 came out (though I certainly hope we can). And when VC9 comes out, that $249 may rise to $299, if Arturia decides to revisit their upgrade pricing. With a year of "upgrade" data collected, they may see that enough people are still upgrading, and may decide to keep the price...or raise it $50. Then again, they (hopefully) will see some of us found it to be a bit too steep, and maybe they'll drop it by $50 (or $150!).
Their policies do not change my calculus. I purchased 3,4, and 6, and I'll upgrade to the next version as soon as the upgrade price / number of new synths that I actually want <= price that I'm willing to pay per Arturia synth that I want. The only synth that I want out of V7/V8 is the new Jup8v, and it's not a must have.
Frankly, they'd sell more to people like by offering occasional fire sales on individual synths.