"PS4 games have a £60 RRP. The Xbox One costs £425. That'll put a lot of strain on wallets this Christmas, when what the industry really needs is a price cut, not a price hike" - Everybody Plays
I refuse to pay anything above £40 for a game, maybe £45 for titles i really, really want like Fallout 4, GTA6. But i hate that retailers bump up the prices just because its next gen, so ill just do what i did this gen and rent what i want to play and on the odd exception, pay full price. Also, the fact that not every game has the same amount of content but all games are priced the same is another thing that bugs me. I think that £30 is a much more reasonable price to ask. You lucky Americans, your game prices are staying the same as current gen prices. >:(
Thx :D and to our economy the gaming price is actually dropping :O woot XD
O don't you worry about our prices here. Very soon were gunna have a lot of inflation going on due and higher taxes due to all the socialist policies Obama is making.
You mean the Republicans!!
Um no republicans want small government and low taxes. Always have.
glad I work at a supermarket for me its £60 plus discount so that's £54 pound for me soweet
£54! screw that, i paid £47 each for AC:BF, FIFA 14 and Knack from Amazon UK.
Damn, I'd never pay that much for a game in its standard edition.
games haven't changed in price at all (many thought they'd be more expensive), and new hardware is always going to be pricey when it first comes out... and $399 for a PS4 is not *that* expensive.
In the UK, it's £350, but should be more like £300. Games have also gone up in the UK, with an RRP that's £20 more than the PS3 launch titles were.
No. PS3 launched for $600 in 2006
2006 was the height of the economic boom for the world... 2013 is a different picture altogether, recessions in a number of country, record unemployment yada yada
i am still eagerly awaiting the price to go back to normal because 49.99 for a game is just ridiculous. if the price does not go down then i might not own as much games as i currently do on my ps3. also Sony said first party titles will remain the same price this is not true as knack and kill zone are selling for 49.99 or higher at all retail stores.
Sony said their RRP's are staying the same... what shops sell them for is their own choosing, retails can add on as much or take away as much as they'd like
Although Sony's pricing of digital titles are scandalously priced. I have a feeling that Sony will "price" themselves way beyond the RRP as sony have displayed in the past, present and quite possibly the future. Sony need to "price check" with retailers and charge accordingly with retail and online(daily) to remain even remotely competitive. The price of BF4 also has me worried...it's the day and age where the gamer expects more for their money. I know BF4 has a strong multiplayer..but I also value the single player campaign..... before I jump into the online mayhem and 5 hours doesn't cut it for me. Knack is also another title imo that doesn't constitute the admission fee with a 10 hour campaign. a bit better than Battlefield 4.... but still considered as a piss take in my eyes. My least played character in GTA5 was Michael at 12hours...baring in mind the other characters amassed over 24hours with the other two, before completion. £100 on GTA5 collectors edition= money well spent considering over 36 hours alone... have been put into the single player campaign.
for my family across the pond I have imported games for them free of charge and will do so again if they want me to. I got a international CC they wire me the money and I import.
I don't know if I would trust you with an avatar like that. I bought that same thing, and when I got home I almost felt like I was trolled. It was the only Vita that I could find at the time, and luckily, I didn't pay anymore for it than a Vita sans bundle.
lol it was a christmas gift from the wife, declassified never made it into my vita its still in the plastic case and I won't get rid if it cause it was a gift. I am loving my vita though lol.
Good call. That game is not even worthy of soiled toilet water.
$399 and $499 with no game is way too high. Some will buy but not most. This is almost the samething that happened with the PS3/360 launch. They had VERY slow sales in the beginning..
I don't know why more companies don't do bundles to be honest - it can't cost them that much, and it makes it seem like you're getting more for your money. Although, the Nintendoland Wii U bundle didn't exactly help shift consoles (although Wii+Wii Sports certainly did before it).
Are you serious dude, when did you start gaming? These prices were lower than I thought it was gonna be. Also I bought 20gb Xbox 360 Pro Model without any games for $500+games anr what not. Your getting more features more power for same or lower price(PS4) than last gen. So im ok with prices
Yes, lets talk when I started gaming, I started with the NES, when did you? Back then systems started at $199 with 1 or 2 controllers and a GAME... So let me think. You prob started with xbox.. How much was that when it came out? $299 and $50 a year for online gaming did it come with a game??.. You sir were breed to pay $$$$$ out the ass and get what is suppose to be given to be given to you by game developer. Meaning these companies want you to feel privileged to go out spend your or your parents money on what ever they spew out. Why do you think DLC now a days is just basically what you would get in a full priced game... Maps, Guns, Skins, Color Variations, Short Cuts (which all are probably already one the disc) are you kidding me...?? Good DLC is separate missions to add another dimension to the level design and game. Like Red Dragon for Far Cry 3, GTA 4's biker missions stuff like that? Because of gamers like you do not demand more for your money and not knowing what came before what you know is giving these companies the upper hand and too much power... SMH to you sir..
@gedden Wrong I started serious gaming on Sega Master System and NES! As for the rest of the crap assumptions that came out your mouth is far from me playboy! If its to expensive for you dont game dude and btw, you seem like a person who thinks they know it all, but you don't! Live life man and enjoy your gaming!
Considering inflation, I don't mind paying $50+ US for a quality brand new title. Those of you paying more than 50 or so Pounds/Euros etc. for the same thing should be wary. There isn't much of an advantage in having a more valuable currency if you end up paying more for many items, among other things.
It's things like this that make me hesitant to move to the next generation - why would I spend £60 on a single game when I could get 2 (or more) 3DS games for the same? Or enough second hand PS3 games to keep me going for months? Perhaps if games started out at £30, I'd be tempted to pick up far more at launch - Pokemon X and Tales of Xillia are the only games I've bothered pre-ordering this year, and even then only after some serious shopping round to find the latter for less than £40. On a side note, I wish Sony would hurry up and release the pretty coloured PS Vitas over here - £20 for Tearaway is seriously tempting :p
Is it £60 just to milk the early adopters? Is it to force users onto cheaper digital distribution options? I can't see this being a viable long term pricing strategy.
"Major publishers are struggling, some have even shut down, and no-one really seems to know how to go about increasing the sales of their games." So what do they do? They increase the prices of their games and hope for the best. Good luck with that one.
you should buy games on Brazil :)
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