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Submitted by Blankolf 675d ago | news

PS4 first-party game prices confirmed to remain the same

Microsoft has recently announced the launch price of the games for their next-gen console is going to be the same as the current price, $59.99.

The price of Sony's next-gen games will remain at the same price as well. Today a Sony representative told Shack News, "We have announced the pricing for our first party line up of PS4 launch and launch window games. All four titles, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Knack, and infamous: Second Son are all $59.99,"

The $59.99 price has been confirmed only for next-gen first-party games being sold at retailers. It will not represent the price for third-party games, or games with different software pricing in the future.

Peter Moore, COO of EA tells analysts his expectations on next-gen pricing, "You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it's a $60 price point."

The next-gen consoles will be released in time for the holidays. Pre-Orders for consoles and upcoming games are now available on multiple websites. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

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Lovable  +   675d ago
Kinda expecting it already tbh...
ChozenWoan  +   675d ago
I just wish the Publishers would bring back the Tier Pricing System. When AAA games start out at $60, AA at $50, and A at $40.

Lets face it, not every game is a AAA title and thus are no where near worth $60. But at $40 a lot more games would get picked up on Day1, and that alone would reduce the used game market and put more money directly into Publisher's/Developer' s pockets. It's better to get $40 x2 than to get $60 once.
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Lovable  +   675d ago
I agree with you 100%
Deividas  +   675d ago
Agreed as well. I am only planing on picking up one game on day one, but if the prices were 39.99, I would without question grab at least 3. But for now ill be waiting for the prices to go down and buy them used, hate to do it but I cant afford too many 59.99 games...
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ShaunCameron  +   669d ago
But most games are still gonna slip through the cracks no matter what the launch price is. The reality is that most gamers only care about the best of the best (the high-profile IP's) and are willing to pay a premium for it.
GentlemenRUs  +   675d ago
(Peter Moore, COO of EA tells analysts his expectations on next-gen pricing, "You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it's a $60 price point." )

Typical EA... Trying to milk people for sub-par games...

But, Least it's good to know now that games will be the same price :)
AKR  +   675d ago
So now - all three next-gen systems will be selling most titles at the $60 price-point.

As nice as it is - it's still a wallet killer. Just buying two games is instantly $120. 3 is 180, etc.

So let's say I went out and bought the PS4 at launch:

$400 - Console
$60 - Extra controller
$60 - Game 1
$60 - Game 2

(Without tax) = $580....Oi x_x
wastedcells  +   675d ago
I don't mind paying $60 if I can sell my game or trade it in.
BKsecret  +   675d ago
I actually borrow my games from my rich friend... hehe
ShaunCameron  +   667d ago
And once again, non-North Americans will be paying an arm and a leg for games.

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