Top
1070°

Sony Dropping Prices on Plethora of PS4 Exclusives

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.

Read Full Story >>
theplaystationbrahs.com
The story is too old to be commented.
PhoenixUp177d ago

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.

Neonridr177d ago

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.

MasterCornholio177d ago

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.

Deep-throat177d ago

They aren't rewarding anyone. Publishers drop prices all the time, because they know that many tight gamers are waiting for the right time.

Abnor_Mal177d ago

@Deep-throat, would you not say publishers (Sony in this instance) are rewarding those same "tight gamers" because they indeed did wait, therefore rewarded?

Aura7541177d ago

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.

Razzer177d ago

Deep-throat thinks Sony is robbing the poor and sick with every game they make.

G20WLY177d ago

^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?

Realms176d ago

@ 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.

+ Show (4) more repliesLast reply 176d ago
DivineAssault 177d ago

What about the selects? They drop the price a few months before the console itself dies lol

ZaWarudo177d ago

Nintendo's been doing this for years. It would be nice if Mario Kart 8 deluxe wasn't frigging $60

Relientk77177d ago

Yeah, Nintendo needs to take notes

badz149177d ago

Plethora? that means a lot.

thanks Sony

KilluaX3177d ago

People buy Nintendo games at those prices so they don't need to drop them, perhaps?

CaptainObvious878177d ago

Don't know why you're getting disagrees.

If ninty fans are going to enable ninty to keep prices high, why should they change?

deafdani177d ago

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.

InTheZoneAC177d ago (Edited 177d ago )

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.

MADGameR177d ago

Because Nintendrones are idiots like X Box fanboys, they eat it all up and never question the company nor demand.

XxExacutionerxX176d ago

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.

+ Show (9) more repliesLast reply 176d ago
AizenSosuke177d ago

Sony wants money, well go ahead.

Rimeskeem177d ago

Who doesnt want money? besides communists.

Sam Fisher177d ago

Youve never been to a communist country, more money hungry than anyone out there

Rimeskeem177d ago

@sam

They are power hungry. At least those in power. The others want money because communism is about power and not money.

CaptainObvious878177d ago

@sam

Actually they're just hungry because communism has ruined their economy and they have to resort to stoning a poor cow to death.

CobraKai176d ago

Well thank you Captain Obvious!

I don’t think there’s a way for that to NOT sound sarcastic.

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 176d ago
Jimboms177d ago

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!

paintedgamer1984176d ago

It really is amazing. I just started playing and got to the dessert area.

italiangamer177d ago (Edited 177d ago )

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.

Retroman177d ago (Edited 177d ago )

Damn, that did'nt take long. Knack 2 hit 20.00

letsa_go177d ago (Edited 177d ago )

It has been cheap for a while. I got it last Nov. for $16.95 on amazon! Still haven't played it. haha

Razmiran177d ago

Its honestly not a very good game, not even for kids
Not even worth it for the internet memes I think

Show all comments (61)
The story is too old to be commented.