Originally Posted by ChienAboyeur
When looking at demographics, the first suggestion is that players who ignore the consequences of an always online feature know of an alternate model.
Sim City 5 is another case as Sim City 4 is ten years old. Fans of the series know of an alternate model as they played previous games.
In all counts, buyers who override the always online feature are for their majority people who knew an alternate and prefer to ignore it.
Originally Posted by Sacred_Path
I have no problem accepting this as a fact; but I wouldn't call it a monopoly yet. Not as long as there is a substantial number of games coming out that don't use Steam.