Submitted by awiseman 1597d ago | news

Sony Overcharges for Prototype

Are you a minor league baseball player who’s just come into a big-ass fortune courtesy of a deceased relative? Does said fortune contain some whacky clause where you have to throw away all the cash in a month in order to receive an even more astronomical amount of dosh? Congratulations: you’re clearly Montgomery Brewster. Now, may we suggest blowing your first wad of cash on Prototype, a two year old game, which has just been released on PSN for a wallet-crippling £31.99. (Culture, Industry, PS3, Sony)

awiseman  +   1598d ago
Thats not even that bad when compared to the outrageous prices for the psp titles...

I want Killzone liberation and resistance but I seriousely cant pay $20 and $40 for them!

Im tired ill probably just go to gamestop*shudder* and buy the used copies.
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gaffyh  +   1597d ago
Are GamesRadar really THIS stupid? Sony has confirmed on previous titles that it's the publisher that sets the download price.
NotSoSilentBob  +   1597d ago
I was just going to post this is an Activision Game so why is Sony getting ripped on when Activision is the cause for Xbox Lives price hike?
King_many_layers  +   1597d ago
This title is so stupidly sensational.

Sony have Infamous up on the store for, I believe around £17.

Both were released at the same time. They need to go back to an old fashioned approach that involves a or several comparison/s of facts.
Kamikaze135  +   1598d ago
Digital download prices always amaze me. I'll stick to Amazon and occasionally going to a retail store.
MrBeatdown  +   1597d ago
Isn't Activision the one who determines pricing?
PirateThom  +   1597d ago

Sony only price their own games.

The guys on the blog already fed back the prices and how they felt they were too high, it's up to Activision or any other publisher to set the price.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1597d ago
I was about to say this too, what a moron.

Second of all, Sony has to be careful to not cut out the retailers too bad or they can revolt similar to what they did with the GO

Third, this is not seen a a major source of revenue. It is designed just to bring in some extra cash and that is all, downloads like this are in no way designed to replace traditional sales and their prices.

Fourth, its games radar... why are we even talking about them?
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Christopher  +   1597d ago
So, the complaint is that Activision is selling their game for more via digital service and therefore it's Sony's fault? Let alone the fact that no one is forcing anyone to buy the game digitally over any other means?

Damn, when will Sony lower the price of new games from $60. I mean, everyone sets that price, but we all know that it's Sony who makes these decisions. /s
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1597d ago
Where has this guy been? Everyone who's looked knows that PSN prices don't match retail for some moronic reason.
GiggMan  +   1597d ago
Nice Brewster's Millions reference.
T3quilaSlay3r  +   1597d ago
isnt the price because of activision? doesnt activion decide that? they are just using psn to distribute it...
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Otheros00  +   1597d ago
Lame and FAKE. The publisher of the game sets the price on PSN.
WeaseL  +   1597d ago
I remember everyone complaining about the price on the US & EU PS blog when it appeared on the store and a rep of Sony said they had no control over the price then.
MrDead  +   1597d ago
Why is this xbox news on gamesradar?

Video Games»Xbox 360 Games»Xbox 360 News»Prototype 2»Prototype 2 News»Sony sells Prototype (a two year-old game from its £19.99 Platinum range) on PSN for £31.99. Seems fair.
sjaakiejj  +   1597d ago
Articles such as this one always happen to have that, I wonder why...
Masterchef2007  +   1597d ago
Dont blame sony. Blame the devs they are the ones who set the prices for their games.

Heck people you should be thanking Sony for providing you with a ton of great features and keeping PSN free to play.

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