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Submitted by abradley 728d ago | article

Next Generation Games Pricing A Lie In UK

Many of us are looking forward to the Xbox One and the PS4 coming out into shops. The places we buy almost all of our modern entertainment.

But why is the forecast pricing listed on my sites incorrect? (Microsoft, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

HanCilliers  +   728d ago
Good read!
pedrof93  +   727d ago
We the other European get the games and the consoles at the same numerical value as the dollar. Example: PS4 is 400$ and 400€ but 400€=514$ that mean that we other Europeans get pay a lot more ! NOW YOU WILL FEEL A LITTLE OF OUR MISFORTUNE.

So UK STOP WINNING !

Edit:
Actually nvm, 349 pounds = 400€, IT'S WITH THE MURICANS THAT WE SHOULD BE PISSED OFF.
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iamnsuperman  +   728d ago
The answer is do not go to Game. It's amazon and the supermarkets which will set the price for next gen games as they can afford to take a loss/less profit on big items. Game and other shops like that could try to charge that much but if Sainsbury's is selling the same game just down the road at a much smaller price they will lose out and will have to compete by lowering the price. I remember the insane MW2 price Sainsbury's did on Modern Warfare 2's release.
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abradley  +   728d ago
Yes, I remember those days when everybody rushed to the supermarkets to get COD at £10-15 cheaper prices.
Problem is, Amazon are asking the same amount for the games as are Tesco, with Asda not stating prices yet.

Supermarkets only really do good deals on certain big name games like COD, a lot of gamers are still going to be flocking to either Game or Amazon for the majority of games and if the pricing stays the same then they've pulled a lucrative wammy on our arses.

I'm tired of games getting more expensive with even less content in them. I really do hope the price stays at what is affordable for a majority of people.
Cam977  +   728d ago
This is sad but true.
OT: I've been asked to join Necessarygaming, should I?
abradley  +   728d ago
Why not? It seems a decent site, depends on whether you need a change from Century Gaming or if your happy staying put.
Cam977  +   728d ago
Thanks, it's for my Youtube account.
grassyknoll  +   728d ago
UK retailers always put the price of console launch games high to take advantage of hype machine. It happened with the Wii U, PS3 & 360 too.
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abradley  +   728d ago
Doesn't mean it's right. It also doesn't mean it'll ever go down. If, due to the massive hype for both consoles the games sell well enough, do you think they'll want to reduce the price again.

I think we've seen from DLC, how greedy some companies can be.

Edit: Grassyknoll

Maybe, I guess it's a good thing I ain't allowed to get either on release then. Should save me a few bob, just don't like the idea of others getting ripped off. Cheers for your insight Grassyknoll.
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grassyknoll  +   728d ago
The prices will drop, but they will take advantage of eager gamers unfortunately. Games could be more expensive (upon release) up to about 6 months to a year (depending on how sales pan out). Closer to launch retailers may get more competitive with each other, especially online ones.
maniac76  +   728d ago
Game is st8 up rip off.tryn to charge 5 to 10 over in store,fuk them lmao.good thing i stuck to amazonian and supermarkets lol
vikingland1  +   728d ago
I don't live in the U.K. but I would buy my games from PSN or XBL. If the gaming stores were gouging me. I preordered my Xbox one from the dash board of my 360 and my PS4 from GS.
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abradley  +   728d ago
Ah, so you get ripped off from the source instead of the middleman.

I know PS3 has been pretty good with game deals and pricing coming down over time but still not perfect. Xbox 360 has been awful until lately where they've done some decent deals.

If retailers are pricing games at this price, you can bet your gaming hand the source of the games will be doing the same.
stubbed_out  +   728d ago
It is so annoying, agreed.

From a retailers point of view they set it high as they need to see how competitor prices will come out. Everything is pre-order right now, with these pre-orders, even if you're happy at £60, you'll be charged the lowest price before launch as they'll probably keep changing weeks ahead. If they end up setting too low and everyone else is charging high then they've effectively lost out on opportunity profit; they can't charge you more if you originally agree at £45 and the price actually ends up at £60. Pretty much wait for one big player, ShopTo for example, to lower the prices and you'll start seeing the prices fluctuate again.

p.s. Have noticed Amazon have become a lot less competitive with new products recently. If you do pre-order and its a fixed price you're paying I'd probably rescind the offer, unless you're happy paying £60....although wouldn't be surprised if CoD and FIFA tried it.
dennett316  +   728d ago
360 games started off at £49.99 at launch because it's a new console....competition will kick in, and the prices will quickly settle down back into the regular £40 RRP.

Always avoid Game as a general rule, their prices stink compared to online retailers....stick with them and supermarkets and leave the Game shopping to those who don't know any better.
abradley  +   728d ago
Fair enough, maybe it will settle down eventually.

I do miss Gamestation. Honest staff, good prices and plenty of second hand games to choose from.
tigertron  +   727d ago
I'm pretty sure they're just place holders, or at least, I hope they are.

If the prices don't change then I'll still be a sucker and part with my money. I want to buy BF4 at launch, but it seems Amazon are the only ones selling the PS4 version with the China Rising pack. I don't know how much the pack will be individually...
tigertron  +   727d ago
http://www.thesixthaxis.com...

It looks like EA are actually setting a RRP of £54.99. :(
Dazel  +   727d ago
Vote with your wallet, simples.

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