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Next-gen software: Will pricing hold?

Games jumped from $49.99 to $59.99 in the last generation - analysts discuss whether $70 will become the next standard for AAA titles

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StrongMan1615d ago

Jack Trenton has already confirmed that the PS4 games will range from 99cents to $60.
http://www.gamespot.com/new...

Don't know what MS will charge.

Blaze9291615d ago

remember when first party games were $10 cheaper than third party? Good times...goooood times

AridSpider1615d ago

you know, what WAS the reason they were $10 cheaper? Whatever the reason, why did they stop this gen? If they were able to save $10 last gen, they shouldve been able to save $10 again this gen - vs 3rd parties who have to pay fees etc.

dcbronco1615d ago

There is a $10 royalty fee the developer pays to make the game for a given console. In the past, companies waved that fee for first party games. This generation they started out doing it, but as they go to bigger titles, they started to charge the extra ten dollars and kept it as extra profit. They never stopped once they started. Some PC titles eventually raised their prices to match the consoles even though they pay no royalty. It was pure greed.

Blaze9291615d ago

right, "just cause". Like the online pass, "just cause". All it takes is the big publishers to start a trend and the bar (price) will be raised again.

Like why Call of Duty Declassified though it should be $49.99.....

dcbronco1614d ago

I agree with online passes. The developer gets nothing for used games. They have to get something for their work when the used game has prevented them from potentially making more with their new games.

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Excalibur1615d ago

In 2011 I bought about 25 games new 1/2 of them were crap, 1/4 were too short, the other 1/4 were good to great, some of them I'm still playing.

In 2012 I bought less than half of what I did in 2012 because I was trying to be a little more choosy what I dropped $60.00+ on and half of them turned out to be crap

Bottom line if games jump to $70.00 I'll probably cut it in half again.

2pacalypsenow1615d ago

why? they will be the same tech just improved by the better hardware developers wont be held back anymore games will be and should be the same price

greenmeanie1615d ago

If games become $70, that is when I stop buying games! I dont care what the game is, NO game is worth $70!

Saryk1615d ago

Come to PC our games are cheaper, a lot are free, muhahahaha! Seriously, I am in the same boat. Now if I can buy a 70 dollar gamer and it good for three ssytems, then ok!

KaBaW1615d ago (Edited 1615d ago )

Or, you could simply, and bear with me, just buy games when they drop in price..

dirthurts1615d ago

I'm a cheap kinda guy I guess. I'll rarely pay more than 30 bucks for a game. I'm patient.
However, I did break that trend with Far Cry 3. The only game in a long time...

FarCryLover1821615d ago

If game prices do rise, it's not like they won't go down in price. Games now go down real fast. You can get a new game on sale after a few weeks after release. For example, I bought Dead Space at an online retailer for $30 the other day with a code.

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