While all of the gaming world’s attention might currently be on Kratos’ latest epic adventure, Sony has begin dropping the price on a magnitude of PS4 exclusives/ PSVR titles.
Seeing Sony doing this has me further question why Nintendo still feels the need to sell a lot of their old games at full price.
yep, here's hoping they take a hint. On one hand I get why Nintendo is doing it, since you are more than likely going to purchase their titles, so at full price they make more. But on the other, it's nice to see Sony do this to reward their gamers. There are so many games releasing now I have to sort of pick and choose my battles. And knowing that if I am going to pick up a Sony game a little down the road at a discount is a little comforting. With Nintendo, it doesn't matter if I buy it a year later, it's still more than likely going to be full price.
I would love to see Nintendo Selects again. However to be fair the Switch is quite new so it might be a while before that happens.
They aren't rewarding anyone. Publishers drop prices all the time, because they know that many tight gamers are waiting for the right time.
@Deep-throat, would you not say publishers (Sony in this instance) are rewarding those same "tight gamers" because they indeed did wait, therefore rewarded?
Part of the problem with the Switch is that the cartridges are more expensive than Bluray discs, which make price cuts a bit more difficult to swallow for Nintendo. You really have to keep an eye out for retailer promotions if you want to get Nintendo's games at a decent discount.
Deep-throat thinks Sony is robbing the poor and sick with every game they make.
^Aura7541, if that was the real reason, the digital prices wouldn't be so high would they? The 'cartridges' thing, while grounded in truth, is largely an excuse to keep the prices higher. Nintendo know people buy their consoles to play the high quality Nintendo games, not the filler. As people still pick up a Switch on a regular basis, they'll need their Mario and Zelda and they're prepared to pay for it, so why would Nintendo lower the price of their games?
@ Deep-troat Gaming is a luxury no one forces anyone to buy games, Nintendo does have a bad habit of over pricing their games and peripherals. Sony isn't forcing anyone to buy games at full price during launch either gamers do it because they are excited to play new games. I have bought most of Sony's first party games at launch as a way of supporting the company that invest in the type games I like. I have friends that just buy games even tho they rarely play them they just like to know they can play the lates games out.
What about the selects? They drop the price a few months before the console itself dies lol
Nintendo's been doing this for years. It would be nice if Mario Kart 8 deluxe wasn't frigging $60
Yeah, Nintendo needs to take notes
Plethora? that means a lot. thanks Sony
People buy Nintendo games at those prices so they don't need to drop them, perhaps?
Don't know why you're getting disagrees. If ninty fans are going to enable ninty to keep prices high, why should they change?
Because Nintendo games usually keep selling like mad for years and years even at full price. Many of Nintendo's own games remain on the best selling lists for years after release. If people keep buying the games at full price, they won't needlessly cut the price because, duh, they want more money. Once a few years have passed and their most important games start dwindling down in sales, Nintendo usually release those under a umbrella for cheaper prices (Player's Choice games on the Gamecube, and Nintendo Selects on Wii and Wii U). They probably will also introduce a line of Select games for Switch in a few years, probably under a new name.
they think they're the ferrari of video games. They think it keeps the value of their name by keeping everything priced high. They have proven they would rather sell less of anything at a high price than sell more at a lower price. For example, dwindling Wii U Sales but price remained at $300, and nes/snes classic limited production when they could've sold so much more had they been available.
Because they can.
Because Nintendo sucks.
Because Nintendrones are idiots like X Box fanboys, they eat it all up and never question the company nor demand.
Because MARIO an Zelda holds more value and still is the top selling games on that console than any first party game on Sonys console.
Sony wants money, well go ahead.
Who doesnt want money? besides communists.
Youve never been to a communist country, more money hungry than anyone out there
@sam They are power hungry. At least those in power. The others want money because communism is about power and not money.
@sam Actually they're just hungry because communism has ruined their economy and they have to resort to stoning a poor cow to death.
Well thank you Captain Obvious! I don’t think there’s a way for that to NOT sound sarcastic.
Oh man I love all of the PS exclusives, they're so fun! Anyone who hasn't played games like Horizon: Zero Dawn should get on it!
It really is amazing. I just started playing and got to the dessert area.
Excellent move so they can capitalize on the new user base brought by God of War. They even brought back the PS Plus promotion that let you get 15 months for the price of 12.
Knack 2 for $20 = Hell yeah!
Knack is back baby!
Damn, that did'nt take long. Knack 2 hit 20.00
It has been cheap for a while. I got it last Nov. for $16.95 on amazon! Still haven't played it. haha
Its honestly not a very good game, not even for kids Not even worth it for the internet memes I think
I didn't buy a ps4 exclusive but i did buy Divinity Original Sin for 13 bucks today. It was difficult to say no to that discounted price.
Is the original worth playing or should I just hold out for part 2? I’ve never played these games but I’ve seen they’re highly rated.
It really depends on the type of RPGs you like to play. If you're into that type, it is absolutely worth $13. Part 2 is a completely new story, but definitely worth it come August.
Damn. Some nice games at some nice prices.
I'm assuming they already know the data and allot of people are buying ps4 for God of War, so they're giving their new customers more reasons to buy more games
Just wow to that amazing lineup of art. I haven't got to play most of those title's (being responsible sux lol) . Thank you Sony!
Just got HZD CE along with my copy of GOW for 80 bucks!
I've always appreciated Sony's "Greatest Hits" pricing. Even broke gamers could eventually experience all their AAA titles for dirt within a reasonable timeframe. Nintendo's "Player's Choice" selections on the other hand, have been lame for years. It takes forever for their games to hit that sweet spot, and by then you've likely caved and bought them at MSRP anyways or passed on them. Gaming is expensive...:(
I've been wondering why they haven't done a Greatest Hits lineup yet this generation.
Most of these games were so go I bought them day one at full price. No regrets either! I was just thinking yesterday how I bet an uncharted 4 goty edition is due. Base game lost legacy and all the multiplayer doc, if its packaged nicely I'd but it.
I like seeing this, but would prefer it during a huge X1X release. Not during a GoW release. Though maybe now is the time to capitalize on the number of ppl aware of Sony’s stellar library.
Personal recommendation and favorite game of 2017. Nioh! Amazing!!!! And $20 is a steal for the available content. Also, at $20 with all the updates and those still yet to come, NMS is more than worth it.
How about droping prices on ps4 and pspro.
They gotta save something for E3 barely weeks away
Oh wow. As if I needed any more games right now! 😬😂 I need to pick up some of these
That is only for the American play store. Eu store has double discounts for plus owners so yeah. Might that be in the title
SONY is showering some lovin' to Playstation user base. Keep in comin'!
Just picked up Horizon and Gravity Rush 2 earlier today. I thought Amazon was having a sale lol
I've never played Plethora. Is it worth getting?
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It sucks that Nintendo doesn't budge much with their pricing, but they know as younger generations of gamers come along, they will want to play that previous iteration of Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, insert name here,... It's all about that cabbage!
PS4 $249, PRO $349 announcement @ E3
I just started playing this game a week ago and cant believe how amazing it is... Im also suprised the meta is only an 89... Didnt this game sell over 5 mil copies? Anyways... Very well deserved and imo a much better made game then their prior efforts. Like, i completely forget about killzone when playing this game. Hzd looks and plays like some other 5 star AAA SONY 1st party dev made this... Just shocking... Very much looking forward to hzd2
When you're poor and you read this and think $5.99? 10 bucks? $29.99!? That's a deal? lol
Seriously wondering if they're going to have Greatest Hits this generation because they have yet to announce that and it's been a tradition since the original Playstation.
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