EA's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 - £5 more than the average current-gen RRP.
lol thats like $80, terrible
Leave it up to EA to try and screw their customers. It's no wonder they're incessantly voted the WORST company.
Doesn't matter. They know Battlefield is about to explode on consoles and Madden/Fifa fans have been lost to the EA machine. Current generation console gamers don't know the concept of speaking with their wallets. Sucks to be you guys as I've said my peace with Battlefield after being a hardcore fan of the series since pre 1942 launch over 10 years ago.
Dude look at Amazon! Just about every dev/publisher on next gen has done this. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/r... http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/r... @Muffins "In america....." Why would EA be selling BF4 in America in GBP currency?
@Pekolie, most of those prices are likely placeholders. Remember when amazon had the PS4 at £600? LOL.
@TotalHitman Could be true. The worrying thing is that this price increase isnt something that looks as though its out of reality. We hear a fair few Devs/Publishers (Tomb Raider was one of the more recent)complaining about not making enough of a profit that makes me think this is possible. EDIT: Just noticed! "titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 - £5 more than the average current-gen RRP." Isnt RRP in the UK £40? £45 for games like COD?
If EA increases their prices, so will every other major publisher.
Don't know what other regions will be, but they are priced at $59.99 in the states, which is the current norm. I'd expect other regions to be set at the current norm price.
Next gen consoles are supposed to be way cheaper to develop for, despite outputting higher quality, because the whole development can be much faster (up to 3 times, that a lot less work time to pay for). So the whole devs not making enough money this gen is no excuse for next one. Also, publishers kept talking about how they had to charge for used games and pump out DLC, passes and what not because this gen costs of development was increased... Funny, that was the very reason that they raised the price of games from 50 to 60 day one in current gen, wasn't it? The whole hike in costs of development had already been dealt with, period. If it wasn't enough it can be either of two things: #1 They can't manage a business properly. #2 They can't manage development properly. In either case, they are the ones to blame and not gamers demands over a higher cost development. And if they try to pin that on gamers they can as well kiss my ass, hope they land on their faces... "Natural" selection at it's finest, if you can't survive we'll probably be better with you out of the pool anyway.
@Pekolie, Nope, the RRP is or was £50 over here in the UK for just about every major game. I'm not surprised that GAME are struggling. They earn just enough to stay afloat on used game sales. Those sales prevent GAME from hiking the price to RRP. They can't really afford to increase the price either because amazon and the supermarkets will always beat them on price.
For the quality they are delivering, I'll fork over an extra 5.
Compared to some other publishers the quality of most EA games is pretty poor though.
I play Battlefield 3 on my 360. If there is a more refined shooter out there, I'll run out and buy it right now. I think EA delivers great stuff. All that talent, all that money, all those studios... they are integral to the industry. I don't see any possible way to love gaming and hate EA. That's like loving chocolate, but hating Hershey's.
That the most disgusting thing I've ever heard a person say. You just diminished my trust in humanity, thank you.
I can definitely live with that.
Don't forget the $50 for Premium and pretty much the "full" game.
Can't remember the last time I went premium or bought DLC. As far as I'm concerned, the "full" game is what gets packed in / is free. Everything else is gravy... and gravy aint free.
An extra 5? New games cost £40 in the UK. That's a £15 price hike, or about $22. I'm almost certain that those are placeholder prices. If not, then I'll be importing my games from the states.
EA seem to be jacking the price up all 'round. http://n4g.com/news/1304863... It boggles the mind how they think this will improve their damaged image. It's like they identify what will make them look like the biggest douchebags and say "You know what? Let's go with that."
still better than the $90 paid in EU countries (€69.99). I remember when the $ was doing badly against the Euro towards the end of the recession (2011) the converted figure was pushing $100+ we get ripped off so badly in the EU
"towards the end of the recession"
Now that is funny!
@godlovesgamers- especially in Ireland! lol
That's just to much!
I guess don mattrick went to EA and not zynga?
We're paying $100 for a single game in Sweden so.. yep
But isn't everything expensive in Scandinavian countries? Plus the average wage there is 4 times that in the UK.
$80.00 price for the PS4 version. I guess Ill be getting the XBOX One version.
Did you even read the title? It clearly says ps4 AND Xbox One games not just Ps4...
What are games usually in Great Britain? Cause here in New Zealand you at this time in a consoles life span a launch game is around $85 nzd ($66 usd) but the activision games for next gen are all up around $138 nzd ($108 usd) which is insane I am not bing destiny at that price.
New games usually come at a price point of £40 in the UK. That's just over $59. The new prices are most likely placeholders.
https://store.sonyentertain... It's not just next gen games...
Games are currently too expensive in the uk and they are thinking of raising the price again. Might cancel my ps4 I'm not paying that much for games, I think at that price they will lose a lot of sales.
Nobody is forcing you to buy games only from EA or buy them at launch ! There is always option of waiting for price drops on titles that are not that important for you to play on day 1 :)
was going to get bf4 on ps4 at launch but now I think I'll get watch dogs instead
Thats just the RRP, current gen titles in the UK usually have a RRP of £49.99 (like the article states) but all major retailers usually price their games at £39.99 and lower.
Get the PS4 pre-order and get it for regular price.
Yeah everybody else is doing the original price, so you don't have to buy BF4 if you don't want to. Sony already said their games will range from .99 to 59.99
I never buy games when I go to the UK too expensive the US is dirt cheap compared.
Erm, new games in the UK cost £40. That's $59.49 at the current exchange rate. Compared to a $59.99 price for a new game in the US, it's more or less the same price. Of course, when you talk about electronics and not media, then US all the way.
Never again will i pay full retail for an EA game, rent it for £5 or wait till it goes down in price and buy it pre owned. Ill give my money to other more hard-working devs who care more about games and the gamers and not only the $$$$$$
Meh i wont support them.
That's the RRP... Who actually sells games for the RRP?? GAME certainly don't. They also mentioned CoD having an RRP of £55, yet you can buy them on release day for like £40.
This is ridiculous, i mean they say they will stop putting in online access codes and then say they will increase the price buy £15? Give me a freaking break. I'd much rather have online access codes than pay an extra £15 just for buying an EA game.
Are you f***ing taking the piss EA!!!
Guess ill just pick up Killzone SF instead of Battlefield 4. I'm not supporting this BS.
The only way to stop this is not to buy it at that price. Unfortunately people are stupid and will buy it.
KZ:SF is also £54.99
Extra 5 dollars is a lot, even in Asian countries as well. So according to my country's conversion rate, each EA game will cost 175.23 bucks, and this is a bit too expensive for me to buy compared to PS3 games. Hope EA will drop the price in the future for PS4 games.
They have been charging £50.00 for there top games over here in the UK for PS3 & X360 a while now. That's why i started to buy these games on PC, as they are retailing them at between £29.99 - £39.99.
I'm from the UK and I buy my games at launch for £30-£40 so I don't know where you are buying from
Hey Koyes, You go into places like Game or even Tesco. I remember the midnight BF3 launch at Game, they were charging £50.00 for the console versions of the game. Hence i don't buy them on consoles anymore. Most of there new top IP's are around about £45 - £50 on consoles. Problem is, they are all doing it, Acti are one of the worst, MW3 was £45 at launch. I appreciate you can probably pick them up on line for cheaper, but moms & pops wont know the difference, they just go and buy whatever little Billy tells them to buy.
I buy all my games from shopto.net I get them a day early and they are usually the cheapest. They also offer the majority of special editions.
I buy from Shop.To, too :D They have by far the best service IMO. My PS4 is preordered from there
Shop around and you still find it in the usual £37.99 - £42.99. If you pay RRP for anything then that's down to you.
Gamefly save my life
Ea we will drop online passes because we have consumers in mind! But wait you need to pay the full price to preorder and now are games are quite a bit more expensive! -_- EA I might just might skip on bf4 70$ usd not including tax is a little much for one game
Hell they don't even make AAA top quality games,only morons would buy their games
Eat a dick EA
they should salt it up before hand, I'll pick up the good games they release months later if they start putting out games i want to play
Won't buy at that price. Will buy ea games used next gen.
And now without the online pass system, it'll be hassle free!
eat a bag EA. i hope this doesn't mean every console game will be more costly because if it does then more people will be prone to pirate and/or get used games which in turn makes the games industry fuck itself
Ah, so this is why they did away with the Online Pass program. Because they're going to make EVERYONE pay for it.
whats the minimum wage in the UK? just wondering
21 and over £6.19 per hour current rate from 1 October 2013 £6.31
Currently before 1st October 2013 21+ - £6.19 hourly 18 to 20 - £4.98 hourly Under 18 - £3.68 hourly Apprentice - £2.65 hourly It's a joke.