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EA's PS4 & Xbox One games will cost £54.99

EA's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 - £5 more than the average current-gen RRP.

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rajman1173d ago

lol thats like $80, terrible

allformats1173d ago

Leave it up to EA to try and screw their customers. It's no wonder they're incessantly voted the WORST company.

papashango1173d ago

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.

TekoIie1173d ago (Edited 1173d 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?

TotalHitman1173d ago

@Pekolie, most of those prices are likely placeholders. Remember when amazon had the PS4 at £600? LOL.

TekoIie1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

@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?

SilentNegotiator1173d ago

If EA increases their prices, so will every other major publisher.

guitarded771173d ago

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.

BISHOP-BRASIL1173d ago

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.

TotalHitman1172d ago

@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.

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malokevi1173d ago

For the quality they are delivering, I'll fork over an extra 5.

I_am_Batman1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

Compared to some other publishers the quality of most EA games is pretty poor though.

malokevi1173d ago

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.

Sideras1173d ago

That the most disgusting thing I've ever heard a person say. You just diminished my trust in humanity, thank you.

malokevi1173d ago

I can definitely live with that.

HammadTheBeast1173d ago

Don't forget the $50 for Premium and pretty much the "full" game.

malokevi1173d ago

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.

sourav931172d ago

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.

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LostDjinn1173d ago

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."

torchic1173d ago

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

Godlovesgamers1173d ago

"towards the end of the recession"

Now that is funny!

superbhoy1173d ago

@godlovesgamers- especially in Ireland! lol

JunioRS1011173d ago

I guess don mattrick went to EA and not zynga?

nypifisel1173d ago

We're paying $100 for a single game in Sweden so.. yep

sourav931172d ago

But isn't everything expensive in Scandinavian countries? Plus the average wage there is 4 times that in the UK.

Goose991173d ago

$80.00 price for the PS4 version. I guess Ill be getting the XBOX One version.

WeedyOne1173d ago

Did you even read the title? It clearly says ps4 AND Xbox One games not just Ps4...

hellzsupernova1173d ago

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.

sourav931172d ago

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.

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josh143991173d ago

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.

dazzrazz1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

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 :)

superbhoy1173d ago

was going to get bf4 on ps4 at launch but now I think I'll get watch dogs instead

rajman1173d ago

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.

HammadTheBeast1173d ago

Get the PS4 pre-order and get it for regular price.

Transporter471173d ago

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

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mafiahajeri1173d ago

I never buy games when I go to the UK too expensive the US is dirt cheap compared.

sourav931172d ago

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.

N7Lukas1173d ago

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 $$$$$$