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Submitted by BelieveinGhosts 560d ago | news

Microsoft selling Xbox One first-party games for $59.99

Microsoft is selling Xbox One first party games for $59.99 or £39.99 which is thesame price as current Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U games and even cheaper than overpriced games such as FIFA 13 and COD Black Ops 2. This is magnificent news and is reminiscent of how STEAM on PC works. If gamers continue to support Microsoft by investing in the Xbox One, then hopefully third party games will also drop in Price. (E3, Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, PC, Tech, Xbox One)

CoolBeansRus  +   561d ago
Didn't this gen start at $50? My guess is that games will move up to $70 before it's all over.
zeal0us  +   561d ago
And the big companies wonder why some people buy their games used.
kriauciuniux  +   560d ago
Yeah I remeber buying them for 50$. Those were the times...
UNGR  +   560d ago
I remember getting them for $30-$40, them were the good days. Still remember the day I picked up Ratchet and Clank Deadlocked for $40 brand new, that's how games should be priced.
nirwanda  +   560d ago
And I remember the price of neo geo games too, and the price of something like street fighter 2 turbo on import on the snez.
That-Guy  +   560d ago
I remember getting screwed for $100 in Australia.
dcbronco  +   560d ago
Love the way people think $60 for a game that will provide hundreds of hours of fun if it has MP is overpriced. But those same people will buy a $12-15 movie ticket for 2 hours of a crap movie. Even though a AAA game will have a budget similar to a movie and will have no secondary markets. Maybe games should let you play once and then you have to buy it again on a DVD if you want to play it more.
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dendenmooshi  +   560d ago
The current gen games are $59.99 so I don't know why there needs to an article about this.

I wonder how much Microsoft pays Polygon to make these positive view X1 articles.
CrossingEden  +   560d ago
um wtf, what's positive about this, they're stating a neutral fact
B-radical  +   560d ago
Because its positive it has to be the evil magic of that evil wizard microsoft? Get real big kid!
monkey nuts  +   560d ago
While pre ordering a ps4 on amazon I noticed they had the future ps4 launch games priced at £54.99. Surely the games are not going to retail for that amount? Otherwise I can't see my ps4 game collection ever getting above three games at a time. :/
r40k213  +   560d ago
@monkey nuts: I'm seeing them as around $59.99 so make sure it isn't showing USD amounts.
colonel179  +   560d ago
I had the chance to buy Resistance: Fall of Man on Walmart at launch and it was $59.99. So I don't know which games started at $50. PS2 games were, but not PS3's.
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onyoursistersback  +   560d ago
hope for cheaper price on DL.
madpuppy  +   560d ago
With the Economy still pretty soft, I don't think that the market can sustain prices over 60.00.
ShaunCameron  +   560d ago
I think it can. Let's not forget that the early 1990's economy wasn't much to write home about either and that didn't stop people from paying $60 for games on average.
BelieveinGhosts  +   561d ago
I dont know about where you live but in the UK, Xbox 360 and PS3 games were always £39.99. It was Activision that raised the price to £44.99 when COD Modern Warfare 2 was released and EA didnt waste any time and did thesame thing for FIFA 13.

I am 100% sure that EA were going to raise the price of Battlefield too but luckily we have entered a new generation and if Microsoft are keeping prices thesame for theri exclusives, then EA and Activision have no other choice than to keep their prices low as well.

I hope Sony also does this for PS4 because it will stop console games from being too expensive.

Xbox 360 and PS3 games are already atleast £20 or $20 more expensive than PC games. If these publishers are not careful with their software pricing, they will drive people towards PC gaming and loose millions as a result.
Dark_Overlord  +   561d ago
I remember each year they (Acti) put the price up too, now games retail for £54.99
BelieveinGhosts  +   561d ago
Ridiculous isn't it?
DOMination-  +   560d ago
They want us to see a benefit to restrictions? They could have made a positive statement by making the games cheaper but clearly that was asking too much
mcstorm  +   560d ago
I tend to get my games from zavvi.com as they are always less than most places but I agree the games that sell the most over here always have there prices higher and it seems to be the ones why have a new game every 12 months.

This gen I must of bought on average 10 games a year but with the prices going up I will not be doing that again and I am going to miss a year for the games that are out each year to like fifa or cod ect.

This is also part of a reason I got a Wiiu this time around to as games like Mario kart, Mario world ect are games you can go back to and not get board where cod fifa ect you play for 12 months and the buy the new one 12 months later.

I've also found halo and forza games this gen I have gone back to.

I do think in the end the games industry will hurt its self more and more if it carrys on making the prices higher but also not giving us new ips and pushing them as we have some of the best games this gen but never sold to well as they were not pushed like there big name games. Alan wake and split/Second come to mind.
Walker  +   560d ago
Sounds good . it's same price with this generation !
EmptySkyForm  +   560d ago
+ $10 to be able to change the difficulty in the game.
CrossingEden  +   560d ago
this isn't metro last light
doctorstrange  +   560d ago
Can we make digital games this price too? For both PS4 and XBO, that is.
maniacmayhem  +   560d ago
So what is the price for digital games? Will it be 60 too?

If it is that is total BS, one excuse a lot of these publishers make is that if games were digital the prices would be lower. As it should be.
Septic  +   560d ago
Well the publishers didn't say that it would be, but really that's what it SHOULD be. Well, I guess time will tell. The pressure from Sony and it's inevitable success might prompt MS to reduce the prices of their online library.
iistuii  +   560d ago
The pressure from Sony ? Do me a favour. They have games on their PSN store for £47:99 that would work out $75. They are as bad....
insomnium2  +   560d ago
Well considering that retail games on XBone are in essance exactly the same as DL games I find this price a dissapointment. This was the one thing where MS could've done good on all the DRM BS and all. Had they made games cost 40 dollars or something and people would've been more forgiving to MS's new policies.

But no....sigh....Oh well perhaps the sales will prove them not to do stuff like this. I hope so.
MikeMyers  +   560d ago
I'm not sure how they are exactly the same when you can sell them, buy them used and play other peoples games while signed into your own account. The difference is you have to be signed in at least once a day and can only buy and sell used games through authorized dealers. That still allows more flexibility than buying games like Fez and Journey on the digital stores.
antikbaka  +   560d ago
These prices are FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR away from steam. If customers ivest in M$ that would mean that consumption rate is good enough with these price tags and there would be no reason to reduce them - that the basic market low. this article just want us to lose our mind and go for sh**y hardware which not able to play its' own games at E3.
SolidGear3  +   560d ago
I remember SNES games being $70
Funky Town_TX  +   560d ago
X360 first party launch titles were $50. With the whole DRM thing no X1 game should cost more than $50 ever.
GraveLord  +   560d ago
WTF is Polygon talking about? All next-gen games are $59.99 both 1st part and 3rd party. On both platforms.
SITH  +   560d ago
That is what I am trying to figure out. Either people have absolutely not been buying full priced games this current gen, or they are just oblivious what they have been paying. Everything I have seen for pre orders of Xbox one games, is $59.99. The same cost of current gen games at $59.99.
urwifeminder  +   559d ago
Just seen forza 5 here for $88 that's about par for 360 games in Australia very happy when most games were $110 at the start of last gen forza day one.

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