Undoubtedly the bit which will have most gamers worried is the fact that PS3 games will retail for between 8,800 and 9,800 yen which is approximately $75 to $85.
come on shadow, these are exchange rates. Do you say the 360 games or console over in australia or GB are the same in the U.S..
Let's just wait a month or two to sling poo, shall we.
i don't really see what the big deal is, considering that for the most part most PS2 games sold between $60 and $70 in Japan before being reduced to the sub $50 price in America. $75 to $80 PS3 games in Japan will more than likely translate to $60 PS3 games in America.
I think it could cost more in the us. :D
no, i think you WANT it to cost more in the US, as it would give you something else to slam the PS3 for.
How so? I'm not slamming the the PS3. I'm just saying that the price in Japan is obviously lower than the price in North America.
For the wii, for example, VC games cost 500y - 1000y, that's 4.29 usd - 8. Yet, you're paying 5/10bux for the card. You understand?
I don't want the prices for PS3 games to be expensive. it's fun to joke around like that. Making fun of ps3 and such. But when all of it starts becoming more than just silly fairy tales, it's rather sad.
The ps3 is retailing for $1200 New Zealand Dollars! That almost certainly means that the premium ps3 will cost $800 in the United States!
The speculation on the cost of ps3 games is as stupid as the paragraph I just wrote. The games will be $60 because thats the price point of games at the time in the US and Japanese exchange rates don't set the prices over here. If they did, we'd be getting Wii's for about $50 less.
i been saying it, i knew this from the beginning.
I'll pay it...yes, they got me pretty good.
On this site? Hats off!
75 to 85 dollars/euro's and worst thing is in UK just the same amount in pounds...
50 dollar/euro/pounds for a Wii game and
50 to 60 dollar/euro/pounds for a 360 game (and even some like Testdrive Unlimited and Rockstar Table Tennis, both great next gen games for 40 bucks or below even)
Sony is going to fail so hard just only die hard fanboys will buy it. Other people and parents that buy it for their childeren will look further then the shiny case and say:
"Damn! First of 33% more expensive then the other next gen console, then no component/HDMI cable included another 50 dollars, they're 66% more expensive then the Wii, and on top of that the online service is unknown AND the games will be around 20 to 30 bucks more expensive per game??? Exit Sony!"
"75 to 85 dollars/euro's and worst thing is in UK just the same amount in pounds"
LOL, sadly for you this is more rubbish! any UK buyer (like myself) will clarify this! you read to many magazines chief! I tried very hard to buy TDU for 75 or even 85 pounds, but...i had to give in to temptation and spend ...wait for it.............39.99 ..in pounds! must do better next time.
its not looking good for sony! i still hope the ps3 will worth it,honestly,i doubt about that but it would be good for gaming,and i want to buy the ps3 went they'll drop the price! if it fails,microsoft will be alone (since nintendo is for younger gamers) and it cannot be good for the gaming industry!
That's what happens when developers are required to put their games on expensive Blueray discs.
you are so right, cause the $1.78 for a BD is so much more than the $.94 for a dvd, and i'm so glad that MS didn't go with the $1.73 for an HD-DVD disc
production costs of the dics are not this issue, if anything it is the fact that the amount of space can be so much, so the companies are putting more into production so that they can produce more, but they don't have to, they choose to
i wouldnt want to have to pay more than 65. were just going to have to see what happens.
The article (this was also over at ign, by the way)goes on to say that the 20 gig version will be the one they lean towards, perhaps eventually going to a single sku.
What do you guys think about that? For Sony I think this would be a good idea, they could sell wifi and larger hard drives separately, it would help cushion costs.
PS3 Games will cost no more than £50 at most in the UK, just like Xbox 360 games cost £40 to £50!
So why do you know so sure? You just wouldn't want to see these prices, but they're here already:
"Undoubtedly the bit which will have most gamers worried is the fact that PS3 games will retail for between 8,800 and 9,800 yen which is approximately $75 to $85. The reason for this rather expensive price tag is because of the rising cost of development."
That's the announced price in Japan. You'd think it get's cheaper then that in the rest of the world? Think again. The rest of the world always pays more then they are in Japan.
Face it Snaky. You sound like Lametime/ssj04. Haven't seen those posting for a long time. Only fanboïsm can lead to such 'I stick my head in the sand' posts as yours
That's a big negative!! I LIVE in Japan, and I've seen several PS2 games cost upwards of 7000 Yen, so that's a bold-faced lie. Exchange rates mean nothing, don't try to give false information based on people ignorance...that's just wrong. That's like me telling a 10 year old "Hey! Did you know that Harry POtter lives on Mars!?"
Don't jump down my throat just yet. I am not saying that it will happen in the U.S., I just wouldn't be suprised if they were upwards of $70.
If DVD-9 based games sell for $60, then how can you sell a media that is more expensive to produce for the same price?
Blu-Ray movies cost $40! DVD movies cost no more than $20.
Many of these manufacturer's rely on software sales to make up for hardware losses. So there is an obvious markup on software. But how much of a profit will you pull in if you sell Blu-Ray based software for $60?
I don't know. I just look at the facts and if they sell Blu-Ray games for the same price as a DVD-9 game, the profits won't be as large.
yea i read in a gameinfomers that a sony guy was asked if games would b 100 dolelrs and they say well that doesnt rule out 99 dollers but if the did go to 1 sku thenu paid for 1 thats u wont needs and so u just wasted ur money yea Welcome Chang3 my ass
whoa grammar check bud, WOW fix and re-post this makes ABSOLUTELY no sense
Good thing that's only for Japan.
The title of this "news" should be changed to reflect that instead of the adlib of "wow".
what a joke that company is.70 to 80 dollares a game yeah right.stick to a 360 you sony fanboys.
They aren't going to sell there games for that much that would be insane!
Japanese exchange rates don't determine cost in the US market, or any other market! Games will be competetively priced. And you people who say that I can't just assume that are hypocrites because you're assuming that somehow the status quo pricing will change based on rumor and speculation.
2-3 months from now if the games are about $60 a piece here in the states then it won't matter much. We often do forget that, in other areas of the world, it's never the same case with pricing. If manufacturing cost for Blue-ray disc is higher, plus given the high development cost I wouldn't doubt these prices.
Paying $70-$90 a game is Fn Crazy I tell you. Thats almost $100 doallars when you shoul dbe able to get 2 games for that price. Like I said ,people keep comparing this era of consoles and prices to the old and say not much have changed in terms of prices and inflation, well ofcourse not much have changes.
Comsumers Fn "paychecks" have not changed either. While gas prices and housing has skyrocketed. Who needs a console when you can't barly aford a game for it. Atleast for some people I'm sure will be able to buy only 4 games a year. In a way its like "buying a nice car and can't afford the gas." whats the point, I rather be practical.
I would count on it being cheaper in america than it is in Japan. The $499 version of the PS3 cost a comparative $513 in Japan before the price drop. So if the Japanese are getting a comparative $75-$80, logic says you'll be charged less in America. Personally I don't think Sony are dumb enough to charge $80 for a game.
Let's not forget that the PS3 is region-free. That's going to have an impact as well, putting strains on retailers to keep prices fairly close across regions. Oh, and Kaz himself has hinted at the possibility of games on the PS3 costing more than $59.99...
"People were understandably upset when companies decided next-generation meant charging everyone $10 more for their games — especially when the price was applied to last-generation ports like GUN and Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. Nonetheless, most have sucked it up at this point, but no one anticipated Sony would actually up the ante when PlayStation 3 dropped in November.
Yet SCEA president Kaz Hirai isn’t promising a $59.99 price tag for PS3 games this fall. In an interview with PSM, the Sony leader explained. So, what I can say now is, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to think that we could suddenly turn around and say “PS3 games now $99.99″ I don’t think the consumers expect the software pricing to suddenly be double,” he told the magazine. “So, if it becomes a bit higher than fifty-nine bucks don’t ding me, but, again, as I said, I don’t expect it to be a hundred bucks.”
In other words, consumers should expect PS3 games to cost somewhere between $59.99 and $99.99. He doesn’t expect them to be a hundred dollars, but it’s only a “stretch” to expect it. Have we moved back to the cartridge ages here? Wasn’t disc-based media supposed to make everything cheaper? I don’t want to remember how much my parent’s paid for several of Square’s older SNES releases during Christmas.
Sony’s c*cky enough to price their hardware above the competition, but we don’t seriously expect them to change consumer expectations for software prices. We hope."
Nobody listen to this stupid piece of trash, he's a MS fanboy of the worst kind, he's so desperate, who bloody approved this post, they're only taken these prices from the dollar echange rate you moron, there's no way the games will ever cost this, this is just wild BS rumour someone made up, Sony confirmed the other day games would retail for $60, you fu*king retard!
You do understand personal attacks are frowned upon at this site don't you? Oh that's right of course you know because you read that thing you have to agree to in order to post on this site. I figured you'd learn after you popped your first two bubbles. I guess not. Oh well, soon they'll all be gone and we won't have to read your nonsense anymore. I anxiously await that day as if it were Emergence Day.
r u kidding me ur th biggest ps fanboy on this site u give a bad name to ps fanboys why r u ven posting no one cares what u has to say because u have establised the title of PS Fanboy [email protected]
You are sadly mistaken the fact that people spam me proves i hurt there feelings, you brain washed MS bot ball sucking loser pathetic a*s kissing MS fanboy!
If this indeed is true which i doubt it is there goes Sony. Not a lot of people will pay that much for a game. Money has never been a problem for me but if this is true even i might have a hard time paying 85 bucks for a game.
INSANE!!! you need to chill and then maybe they'll give you a bubble.
Only expensive because stores pay for imports and they just wanted to charge extra.
on NOV 27 1997 i Brought a Import version of X-Men VS, Streetfight for $74.00 us for the Sega saturn (It came with a 4 Meg Ram cart.)
and that would be the last time i pay more than $59.99 for a games. Super Nintendo games was $69.99 and Genesis was $59.99 cause carts was expensive to manufacture but CD's are cheaper so the extra money has to go to The Blu-Ray discs and the more man-hour that goes into production cost to develop for a Non- User friendly workstation.
I want a PS3, but I'm not willing to shell out $500 and then over $60 for a game. I've never payed more than 50.00 bucks for a game, even when i was buying N64 and Dreamcast.
For the extra money your paying, you better be getting a whole lot of extra game, not just shiny textures and such.
But Games cost 10 dollars more here in Canada.
the higher priced games I am not so sure on, but the addition of HDMI on the 20 GB version and the cost reduction in Japan do make me believe that Sony will make more 20GB to make it look like the PS3 is only a hundred more dollars and includes Blu-Ray over the premium Xbox 360, and I think the 60 GB will be smaller quantities for only the hardcore gamer, it cuts some production costs and makes it more appealing to the masses
I can tell that nobody on this board is a certified "old skool" gamer. I remember getting the atari 2600 in 1979 for Christmas and I remember it costing almost $200 after tax. Today that would be around $450. Every Atari game was at least $50 if not more and adjusted for inflation, that was about $100 in 1970's/1980's money. This is not a defense of Sony as I think they are going to price themselves out of business both with the console and the games. Honestly I think the console is definately worth $600 for the "real" PS3, but will the games be worth it paying that $600?
The problem is the consumer has gotten used to paying $50-60 bucks for games forever. The problem is that although the high outlay expense for cartridges no longer applies, the cost of development has far eclipsed that cost; $50 bucks ain't worth jack in a 2006/2007 economy.
LOL, seven i was only..........4 years old, my 1st gaming experience was with horrace goes skiing !!! after that, i knew i wanted to make games!
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