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Submitted by MakiManPR 815d ago | news

Sony PS4 Game Price Fears for UK

Are you excited about the upcoming PS4 yet? Sony hasn’t committed to an official release date yet, but they have said at least that the PS4 will be arriving during the 2013 Holiday period in the US. Another crucial piece of information that we haven’t heard about yet is pricing, but retailers in the UK are already starting to have their say on individual game prices. (inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

mushroomwig  +   815d ago
They're not going to be £70, that's just silly.
Godchild1020  +   815d ago
If they are priced at 70 dollars in the US, you will see a lot of people waiting for a price drop to purchase games and less people buying at release. I would forget about buying my games digital as well.

That would mean Nintendo's home console again will have the lower priced games this coming generation when all next gen systems are released.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   815d ago
Well $70 would be £45 so it could happen since that's only £5 more than we have to spend for a brand new game in the UK.
If the games were priced as £70 though it would be roughly $100 for a game in the US and I don't see anyone spending that much on a standard videogame.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   815d ago
Jack Tretton flat out said games will be from 99c to 59.99

Why are all retailers putting the price at 100 dollars?

I wanted to pre order watch dogs, infamous and AC4 for PS4... but everyones price is 99 bucks

Its ridiculous
shoddy  +   815d ago
I already pay $69 for games in Canada due to tax.

That's bad enough.
supersonicjerry  +   815d ago
I already wait for price drops most of the time as it is now. I buy maybe 2-4 games day one in a whole year 60 for game is just to much and especially when most of the games this gen where mainly fps.
RememberThe357  +   815d ago
Nimblest-Assassin
Lets be clear, Tretton didn't state games will cost $.99-$60. He used those prices to explain the kinds of games that would be available for PS4. He never said "games will be 99 cents to 60 dollars."

But like Godchild said if they charge $70 they're not going to get the first day/week/month sales they've been seeing. Hopefully they know that.
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ajax17  +   815d ago
I'm not going to pay anything over $50 next gen. I can wait for the prices to drop.
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yeahokchief  +   814d ago
I don't see what you're all so worried about.

Games currently cost $60 plus tax and i'm getting them ON RELEASE DAY FOR EFFECTIVELY $33 via store credit, credit card cash back and deals the store had on buying gift cards at a discount earlier in the year.

THIS IS CHEAPER THAN WHEN I BOUGHT PS2 GAMES FOR $50 BACK WHEN I WORKED PART TIME IN HIGHSCHOOL 10 years ago.

Looking at the math... If we have a 2.5% rate of inflation and games were $50 in 2003 then games should have been $60 starting in 2011 and they should be $65 by this year not including tax, but the problem is that a lot of peoples' wages have not gone up whereas CEOs are now making 100s of millions per year. THe highest paid CEO in Chicago makes more in 1 hour than an average worker makes in 1 year. No exaggeration.

Games have never been as cheap as they are now because of the competition Amazon has brought to the brick and mortar retailers.

If you shop around you'll still get good if not better deals than what games cost in the past. You only get screwed if you:

1. Don't shop around or dealhunt in advance (thank you cheapassgamer.com)

2. Don't preorder

3. Don't wait for pricecut if you skip release day

4. Don't wait for Blackfriday Madness for whatever you didn't have time for earlier. I still haven't finished last year's BF backlog...

I don't mind $65 games on release if that means they'll rip us off less on the DLC. Profits on DLC must be crazy. It's all digital so there's no need to pay people to handle anything. They should ease up on the DLC prices if anything. Enough with the $15 PSN games before they go on sale.... That's where the prices are steep right now.
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MuleKick  +   814d ago
$70 for a PS4 game vs $60 for a PS3 game seems to be fair to me. I don't see why everyone's up in arms about $10.
stubbed_out  +   815d ago
A trusty online retailer with pre-order prices. These look realistic, http://www.shopto.net/ps4

Hope this helps.
Psn800  +   814d ago
I won't pay £70 a game I really can't afford it .
Calm Down Sunshine  +   814d ago
They're already £59.99 on the playstation store... (Crysis 3 as an example) Which is ridiculous.

So I can see them pushing to £69.99 for PS4 games sadly. Which is even more disgraceful.
smashcrashbash  +   815d ago
They can't make prices since they don't know what they are yet. So how can they be worried?
BitbyDeath  +   815d ago
Didn't Sony already say that games will be at max $60US?
Why continue a dead rumour?
smashcrashbash  +   815d ago
Because they have to keep it going or they will have nothing to talk about. Sony said games will be $60.00 and they won't block used games etc. But they still have to milk the rumor for all it's worth and pretend that that it is still in play. That is mostly why people keep talking about invisible consoles and how there is no PS4 and all that crap. They were so eager for the rumors to be true that they are still in denial that they aren't
Lucreto  +   815d ago
Its way too early. These are place holders until actal prices are given. They are just following the $10 increase from generation to generation.
sourav93  +   815d ago
from £40 to £70 is not a "$10" increase. It's a $40 increase. Anyways, the price isn't going to be that high. Someone from that retailer probably heard about EA CFO's comments about $69.99 next gen games, as was too stupid to understand that he said "dollars" and not "Pounds".
bryam1982  +   815d ago
How much is the minimum wage in the UK?
JBernardo  +   815d ago
Don't know about the UK, but in Portugal it's about 400€, and yet, a new PS3 game costs 70€... Anything more than that would be disasterous! I already buy my games from Amazon UK for GBP35 @ launch.
sourav93  +   815d ago
@bryam1982 The minimum wage in the UK at this moment for adults aged 21 and up is £6.19/hour.

But the minimum wage shouldn't come into this. For the current gen, games which cost $60 in the US cost £40 here. So inflation and earning power has already been adjusted. So when there in an increase in one place, the 'factor' of increase in the second place should be identical.
Skate-AK  +   815d ago
Means nothing. Amazon has AC4 for $99 PS4 copy.
kudakadere  +   815d ago
errrr you are aware that £70 is USD $105 ..right .
rainslacker  +   814d ago
The point is that they are placeholder prices, and AC4 is priced at 99.99 for the PS4 on amazon.

They had Wii U titles at 99.99 when they were first announced as well. It's common practice so they don't under price the product, because they always honor the lowest price.
grassyknoll  +   815d ago
UK retailers always try & take advantage of demand, as long as no one preorders them, the prices will drop (They tried to do this with the WiiU too)
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   815d ago
Time for me to get a second job I think lol
plaZeHD  +   815d ago
Good bye PlayStation 4 gaming if true.
deanobi  +   815d ago
Xbox games will be cheaper than PS4 games due to no 2nd hand gaming being allowed on the Xbox, this allows Microsoft to slightly lower game prices and make a larger profit due to a larger volume of sales. XD
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kma2k  +   815d ago
your joking right? There is no way they sell at a lower price it just wont happen. What you are saying makes sense but it just wont happen publishers dont understand lowering prices.
Larssonio  +   815d ago
This isn't just overthere. At dutch website www.bol.com they've been put on €69,99 as well until the real prices are out..
torchic  +   815d ago
in many parts of Europe we already pay €69,99 for a new game
tr00p3r  +   815d ago
Looks like they are just overpricing for the sake of it, knowing too well it will come down when the actual release comes around...nobody is going to pay £70 per game.
MasterCornholio  +   815d ago
Reminds me of the 60€ price that most Vita games had before the launch of the system. Which is why im not too worried at all.
Alcohog  +   815d ago
When Earthworm Jim came out for Sega Genesis in like 1994, it cost $75.
violents  +   815d ago
I just saw an article the other day that said devs were expecting pricepoints to remain the same for top teir releases due to cost cutting features of the next gen development process. (basically even tho its more expensive to produce games every gen, with the advent of developer friendly software and hardware reduces develpment costs so it balances out and prices remain the same)

But comparing to UK prices is a joke, for some reason stuff like this is always more expensive there it seems.

Compared to the US anyway.
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stuntman_mike  +   815d ago
Their just place holders. not real prices.
SupremeWizard  +   815d ago
I doubt they will be that price... I work at GAME and Wii U games such as Black Ops 2 & Assassins Creed 3 was £49.99 at release. We havent got prices for any PS4 games as of yet but we think they will be priced £50-55 for standard editions.
nypifisel  +   815d ago
Console games are already 100$ in Sweden (with today's exchange rate)
iizMonterZ_  +   815d ago
I would go cheap...
Fluke_Skywalker  +   814d ago
I fully expect to be paying £400 or thereabouts for the console, but I won't be paying that for a game!
I'm afraid it's game over for my console gaming if those prices come true.
I do seriously doubt it though, I can see them going to £45-50 which is slightly better.
josephayal  +   814d ago
£70 good, welcome to next gen
JustinWeinblatt  +   814d ago
Ugh. Seriously? It's a placeholder price. They make it overpriced so they don't have email everyone and say "hey, that thing you preordered... well we actually are going to need more money". This is soooo not news.
IK IR Y IP T  +   814d ago
This is like the 8th time i've heard next gen games are going to be 70 bucks in the us !?!
shivvy24  +   814d ago
THEY ARE PLACEHOLDERS GUYS ! CHILL , in Au the shops have it at $120 placeholder price

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