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The $60 price tag is just a starting point for next-gen AAA games

Gamasutra: "Coming away from the first official day of E3, Sterne Agee & Leach Inc market analysts forecast average revenue per user on triple-A titles to reach $80 to $90 U.S. in the next console cycle."

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Moonman1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Say whaaaaaaaaat???? ;/

(okay, maybe he means added by DLC...but don't go there with a $80 game at retail (standard edition)..lol)

HammadTheBeast1641d ago

Well, not on PS4 at least. Sony confirmed all PS4 titles would be $60 or less.

Reibooi1641d ago

If game prices go up much more then what they are now companies will make much less money. As it stands even 60$ is alot of money for some people and there are plenty whole can't even afford to get games at launch and half to wait until they are on sale or cheaper. If prices go up that problem will get worse and sales will likely take a big hit across the board.

Saksoy1641d ago

If they can provide me with 30h+ gaming with that price am happy.

dcbronco1641d ago

I'm sure he means with DLC. But if not, that would make that ability to share games with ten people all the more valuable.

rainslacker1641d ago

@dc

it would also make the ability to sell that game afterwards more valuable.

See what I did there?

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1nsomniac1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Agreed, they dipped their toes in a few months ago saying it was going to be higher (£5/10-$10/20) even listing game prices but as people complained & devs came out saying their has been no immediate rise of dev costs due to the improved architecture & tools available they removed all list prices.

I cant see them raising again after developers have already come clean about costings, plus it's just common sense.

In all honesty though now that you will be able to download & try before you buy on every game. If you were allowed to demo the game first & know that you will like it I might not even mind paying an extra £5.

The problem is selling at £40 with devs & reviews saying how great it is then you end up playing it & its all a scam & a crap game that you cant return that's where the industry is broken.

Transporter471641d ago

yeah sony clearly stated prices will range from .99 or lower to 59.99

Ipunchbabiesforfun1641d ago

No it isn't, games aren't going up. EA has learned it's lesson and Activision can't change the game on their own. Game development should reduce this gen with the fact that consoles are even more PC centric now. Just some new added effects, extra ram and resolution to play with.

Bzone241641d ago

Better not. I think I'm holding out on buying any console until I see how things play out.

The_KELRaTH1641d ago

So the devs create PC quality graphics games then lower the quality for the consoles but charge more.
With the next gen consoles they create the same high quality graphics game and don't have to create a lower quality version so this means they should charge us even more!!

I too am holding off till I see real pricing as all I keep reading about is why there's more charges at the moment.

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