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Submitted by XTGN 708d ago | news

Will next gen players be priced out of the game? Probably not.

A lot of fans have been worried about how much damage next-generation games would be to their bank balance. After all, prices jumped $10 from Playstation 2 to Playstation 3, so why wouldn’t they jump again?

But gamers can rest easy -Sony have revealed that first-party Playstation 4 titles will sell at $59.99, at least at launch. This is the same price that Playstation 3 games are retailed at, and the statement guarantees that the four launch titles, Knack, Infamous, Driveclub and Killzone: Shadow Fall, will retail at this price.

However, Sony’s statement does leave room for price increases for third-party games, or even first-party games scheduled for outside the launch window. Third-party..... (Driveclub, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

esemce  +   708d ago
There is absolutely no reason why next gen games should cost any more than they do now other than greed.

The new consoles are basically x86 PC's there is no excuses this time.

Activision or EA may try to though, but hey we can vote with our wallets if they do.
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joe_thomas25  +   708d ago
Exactly, PC games are already about £20 cheaper for new releases, and I can't see those prices going up, so I think it'd be ridiculously unfair for console games to get even more expensive.

The problem is that I don't think people would really do much if the prices went up by say $5/$10. I think the majority of people would still buy the games and I just think it'd become the norm (like it did when we advanced from Playstation 2 to Playstation 3).
Seafort  +   708d ago
No they aren't. Quite a lot of PC games retail for £35-45 now. These are digital download prices.

Many of the retail boxed copies are actually cheaper if you are willing to wait for postage on day of release.

It should be the other way around but it's not as EA, Activision and many other publishers can dictate prices to online stores. Only way around that is the store has voucher codes like GMG to make the prices cheaper for their customers.
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avengers1978  +   708d ago
Sony and MS have both said games will be 60$(usd)
So no gamers will not be priced out of the market
BattleAxe  +   708d ago
Right, but we'll have to wait and see just how companies like EA will implement micro-transactions into all of their games. EA has openly said that they want to make an extra $20 - $30 per game with micro-tansaction alone, then of course you have expansion packs on top of that.

Depending on how micro-transactions come about, I will probably end up buying fewer games, or just simply wait for sales on Steam like I currently do.
avengers1978  +   708d ago
F EA and there micro transactions
2pacalypsenow  +   708d ago
Games already cost $70-$80 its called DLC most of the new games come out barebone with just enough to complete the game and then charge you $20-$30 for Season passes of content that is already made and sometimes already on the disk
thehitman  +   708d ago
I think the bad press/backlash of the first publisher to attempt to raise prices ill be counter productive. No publisher has the balls to do it even if they wanted to so it will never happen.
ala_767  +   708d ago
If microsoft makes stupid move which they definitely will, then probably YES!!!
jjb1981  +   708d ago
Preorder on amazon and get price gurantee
ziggurcat  +   708d ago
we were all told months ago that game prices will not increase. i don't know why this is still being debated.
UNGR  +   708d ago
Considering most games just get prettier with less content, higher prices aren't even close to justified. A quality submission board should be mandatory, like the ESRB. Games will be priced according to content, and quality (per QA testers notes). Now toss a $60 cap on the prices the board is allowed to set and suddenly the world is a better place. Clearly I haven't thought everything out but wouldn't something simple like this work really well? Makes sure we get bang for our buck, and makes sure the developer is paid accordingly. It would prevent piracy, it would increase the amount of sales, and it would tell people what games have the most content in them, and work the best. Now that's one thing in the next generation I'd love to see.
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