The lights are on
One more piece of the next-gen pricing puzzle has been clicked into place. Microsoft will be holding retail prices constant at $60. Publishers still have yet to disclose their own plans, though.
This news, which comes by way of Gamespot, should come as a relief to consumers afraid that new hardware would bring a new price tag. When the Playstation 4 was announced, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton confirmed that the games for that system will range between $.99 and $60.
[Source: Gamespot, CNBC]
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Lol that isn't really shocking...
This was pretty much to be expected. I never saw games going to $70, at least right now.
This is great news for all.
Wii U seems to be doing the same as PS4, since games have varying prices on it.
Good news. I can't afford to pay more than that anyway. XD
Well that's good. Good to see that prices will continue to stay consistent and not as arbitrary as the generations pre-Gamecube/Xbox/PS2.
This isn't particularly surprising, they have a number of ways to perpetually generate money for any given property and extend its life for consumers and the bottom-line for themselves: dlc, microtransactions, and limited editions come to mind. Also, the huge growth of games on phones and tablets may even bring more games that come in with a lower price-tag, albeit, more casual with shorter experiences.
that is great news