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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This is good news.
I wouldn't mind seeing smaller AAA games, with a smaller price tag and more significant DLC. The high price point to buy a game you may not like in the long run, ultimately hurt the developer. If the consumer is displeased with the game, they are much less likely to purchase DLC for that title. Not to forget the power word of mouth has on the industry. At $60 a pop, they would be taking quite a hit. Smaller games also mean we buy MORE games and their DLC. Remember we are still living in a recession. Some of us don't have the money to buy all these annual AAA titles, and their bloated DLC and add-ons. I love this hobby/way of life, but recently I have felt abandoned and abused by it. Lying developers, I'm talking to you Randy Pitchford and your motley crew. Games full of bugs and glitches, while we wait for multiple patches, that may or may not fix the problem. And poor online functions. Dishonorable mention to Microsoft and their new cable box as well. Sigh......I'm going to play with my dog now. At least she shows respect. I love my dog =)
I don't think I'll be able to pay $60 for a regular game.
Considering half the games don't even come with instruction manuals anymore, they should actually be cheaper...:P
Wanted a cheaper price, but I'm cool with the same price. Not complaining