Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Price Drop was to “Make it a No-Brainer Purchase”

Earlier today we told you that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time would be releasing for a reduced cost of $39.99 on PlayStation 3 and $29.99 on PlayStation Vita. This new price did have quite a few people wondering what the reasoning behind this drop could be, leading Cristian Cardona, Associate Product Marketing Manager of Software Marketing at SCEA, to clear them up.

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TrendyGamers1743d ago

Hopefully everyone previously on the fence picks it up now.

animegamingnerd1743d ago

i am a big sly and the fact that sucker punch was working on it i was a little worried but now i will try and get it release month

prototypeknuckles1743d ago

i agree, i was very worried when i learned sanzaru was working on it, but they have proven to actually know what they are doing any the game looks better than suckerpucnhes games imo.

MikeMyers1743d ago

If it's a competitive market does that mean The Last Of Us and Beyond will also be only $39.99? I would love to see that.

I wonder if they lowered the price of games would mean more sales and in the end more revenue?

Knight_Crawler1742d ago

What was the original price? If it was $60 then that would not be worth it...that would be like Nintendo chargeing $60 for Mario.

Reverent1742d ago

@Knight_Crawler, just because you're not a fan of something doesn't mean the game isn't worth it... Get your trolling ass out of here.

ABizzel11742d ago

It's about time some people started catching on.

I know devs. want to get the most money possible, but some games just aren't worth the FULL $60 asking price.

I know people love Sly, and will probably condemn me for saying this, but it's not a AAA game. But not every game needs to be a AAA game, and those unique experiences like Sly, are there to cater to specific gaming taste. And since it's that kind of game they need to come out with a price that caters to the audience and $40 is a good starting price for such games.

Loco Roco is another. It can't be a $40 - $50 Vita game, but it could be a $20 PS3 + PSV crossbuy / crossplay game.

More games need this.

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boybato1743d ago

I'm down with stealth games.. so why not? ;)

Spenok1742d ago

Absolutely. This is GREAT news.

Especially seeing as how the first 3 were released at only $20.

Game4life1742d ago

they were? wow. i never knew that

AznGaara1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

Definitely buying this now. This is actually a pretty smart move. With all the $60 AAA games coming out in the spring, a $40 one will definitely get peoples attention.

I mean run down the list:
Ni no Kuni - $60
God of War - $60
Metal Gear Solid Rising - $60
Crysis 3 - $60
Dead Space 3 - $60
Tomb Raider - $60
Bioshock Infinite - $60
The Last of Us - $60
Grand Theft Auto - $60

Thats ALOT of money and any attempt to give gamers a great game for less is fine by me.

BoNeSaW231742d ago

I am also Definitely buying Sly 4 now also. I LOVE the "No-Brainer Pricing"!

I'll be waiting for Ni no Kuni to drop before I pick it up but The Last of Us and GOW:Ascension is Day 1 for $60.

And by time I get done with the Sony 1st party games the other multi-plats will be half off or a "complete edition" just around the corner from being released.
That's how I've rolled this generation and it has worked out Awesome!

showtimefolks1742d ago

This is something more publishers need to do, if a game is offering only 8-10 hrs of single player than selling it for $39.99 may get you more sales up front from a lot of people n the fence or who would wait for a price drop

badz1491742d ago

the cross buy Vita version is a plus but this does make me worried a bit. the cross-buy still stands, right? I still get the Vita version for free with the PS3 version, right?

AWESOME news nevertheless!

legionsoup1742d ago

I agree with every last word you wrote here.

I already had it pre-ordered months ago at $60. But I haven't seen a definitive "and cross buy still applies."

But agree - great news. People would might have passed on it will get to experience a AAA game.

IAmLee1742d ago

This has made my day.

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porkChop1743d ago

Hmm. Only $29.99 for the Vita, eh? I wasn't gonna pick it up but for that price I think I will.

ZeroChaos1743d ago

Erm you know this product has cross buy? So if you pick up the PS3 version you get the Vita version for free.

Krew_921743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

Some people don't have the space on their memory cards for cross buy deals. I would much rather have cartridges personally.

If I had a 32 GB memory card I would get in on the cross buy though.

G20WLY1742d ago

^Krew_92 since the content manager update, you don't really need all that space as it's MUCH quicker/easier to transfer from PS3 hardrive.

Makes the wait for price cuts to memory cards easier to swallow too, but sadly not enough people seem to know this update took place, or the extent of the improvement.

memots1742d ago

Cross buy for me.

I got myself a 32gig expensive but worth every pennies

GraveLord1743d ago

Glad to see games going back to $40. Playstation All-Stars would have sold much better at that price.

porkChop1743d ago

Yeah I think it would be smart for all new IP to be priced at $40. Once it's established itself than future iterations could be priced at $60. But $60 is just too much to ask for a game where no one knows what to expect, the IP hasn't been proven yet so gamers are less likely to give it a chance.

ShaunCameron1743d ago

<But $60 is just too much to ask for a game where no one knows what to expect, the IP hasn't been proven yet so gamers are less likely to give it a chance.>

Dishonored and Dragon's Dogma came to say "HI!"

@ GraveLord

How? This is a one-off thing.

smashcrashbash1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

It shouldn't be that way at all. In older days gamers brought new IPs because they looked like good games.Why should developers have to work so hard just to get you interested in a game? Not only do they have to spend millions advertising and work day and night to even get you to look at it but they have to hand it to you cheaper too? If they have to do so many things to just get you interested in a game you never really wanted it in the first place.

I am sure if people had then same attitudes that they had when they first brought out games like Kid Icarus,Medevil and Parappa now there would be no problem with people buying new IPs.You talk so casually about people shirking new IPs as if it is something wonderful evolution that we have come to accept. The fact that many people have to literally force new IPs down our throats or on their knees begging just to get the slightest attention from people is a terrible tragedy.It's not too much to ask that you keep an open mind and give something a chance.And worst of all people won't pay more for it once you offer that price. You have a lot of faith in modern gamers.I don't. They will just say 'why should I pay more when I paid less last time? I'm not buying it this time'

porkChop1743d ago


Great, you can name 2 games. Good for you. I bought Dishonored and enjoyed it very much. I wasn't talking about myself. But it's no secret that most new IP don't sell well. If you think a couple new IP selling well magically means there's no problem then you're blind.


I talk casually about it because it's true. Most new IP these days sell very poorly. Some of them get sequels that do much better, some of them get sequels that still sell like crap. Some of them don't get sequels at all. Fact is, there is a problem, and lowering prices on new IP, while not ideal in any way, could at the very least help the situation.

Personally, I do support new IP at $60. I buy many of them, as long as they are interesting. But most gamers don't think that way, most gamers these days stick to sequels because they already know what to expect. That's why most publishers are focusing almost entirely on sequels, it's because they sell.

Outside_ofthe_Box1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

Games should be $40 a pop period. Nothing higher than that. I never pay over $40 for a game anymore. I wait for price drop to $40 as I buy all my games new. Only game this year I'm getting at full price is GTA5.

Last gen I had no problem shelling full price for games that I was semi-interested in. This gen I ONLY pay full price for games I know I WILL enjoy 100%.

$40 should go back to being standard in my opinion.

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specsmatter1742d ago

who to say that All Stars didnt sell that good? From what i gather no one knows the digital buy amount which shouldnt be discounted especially since based off of last year digital buys in the millions digital purchasers are a force to be reckoned with. Those troll articles about All stars not doing good are going off disc numbers not all the ppl that bought it digital on ps3 and vita. I have a feeling it did quite well. I for one bought it digitally so i know my purchase wasnt counted.

PopRocks3591743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

Isn't this one of those "cross-buy" games Sony offered? Why not just get the PS3 version and get the Vita version for free?

Or does the process also work in reverse?


My point stands then. I imagine it would be a far better value to get the game on the PS3. That way if you have a Vita (or the intention to buy one) you can get the digital copy at any time.

TrendyGamers1743d ago

It only works when you buy the PS3 version, but yeah, Thieves in Time is a Cross Buy title.

SoundGamer1743d ago

There are quite a few Vita owners who do not own a PS3. So they wouldn't be able to get the free Vita copy since it's an on-disc unlock.

G20WLY1742d ago

I reckon they should cook up a deal with someone that has a PS3 then! Unlock it on their PS3, download it to your Vita, both chuck in $20! :P

Ult iMate1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

I for one prefer games on a physical medium. I know it's somekind of irrational in this case with Sly4, besides I even have 32GB Vita memory card, but I still prefer to buy games for PSV on cartridges.

Tei7771742d ago

PSV version is cheaper and if you know thats the main system you're going to play it on then it may be worth you just getting that version alone.

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