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Microsoft, Sony to stick to current pricing with next gen machines


Microsoft has announced that it will sell its first-party games on Xbox One for $59.99, which is the same price most new releases are currently sold for in the U.S.

It's also worth noting that back in February, Sony America CEO Jack Tretton suggested that Sony too would be retailing for $60. He told CNBC at the time, "We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games."

Third party studios such as EA, Ubisoft and Activision have still to reveal their plans for retail pricing, but with both first party publishers sticking to the current model it could be some welcome news for consumers.

Edited On 17 Jun, 2013

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Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
So does this mean we get £40 next gen games here in UK?
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SkySaber 3 years ago
does this mean you can lower the preorder prices on your site now?
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DG 3 years ago
So can we expect to see pre-order prices on your site to drop down to £40?
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Just good news all around.
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
For Sony it's like OK since nothing really changing, but for M$ titles that require installation and have no resell value it's kinda ridiculous...
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Dead 3 years ago
Hopefully this prompts a price cut on future current gen titles.
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
But they do have resell value, they have already said many times that Microsoft's first party games can be sold and traded in at stores.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
At stores dictated by Microsoft, so no Ebay
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Hmm I wonder what the support will be like in the UK
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SIMON 3 years ago
So when will you be dropping your pre-order prices to £40 then?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Whitey I would guess Game will be the only retailer in the UK so if they go bust that leaves you nowhere to trade the games.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
They won't drop the pre-order prices to £40 until the prices are confirmed as £40 games. It's all well and good Sony and Microsoft telling us that the games cost $60 at max in the US, but over in the UK they could be more, and Shopto aren't going to lose out on money just to have the prices of the games showing as cheaper than tehy may be.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Considering there are very few titles even WORTH paying full price for on launch, this doesn't matter much to me at all. I'll still wait till they're £20 or so
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atari001 3 years ago
@Bindiana. What a ridiculous thing to say. You have no evidence at all that games can only be traded at Game. There is also no evidence that games cannot be sold on Ebay. If the licencing allows you to pass your game on once then how does that not mean using Ebay? People should realise that software companies lose a lot of money from games being sold on, which means that they don't have the money to make better and bigger games. Many game studios have gone bust or been eaten up by larger ones because of this fact. But as usual people want something for nothing.
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atari001 3 years ago
@Bindiana. What a ridiculous thing to say. You have no evidence at all that games can only be traded at Game. There is also no evidence that games cannot be sold on Ebay. If the licencing allows you to pass your game on once then how does that not mean using Ebay? People should realise that software companies lose a lot of money from games being sold on, which means that they don't have the money to make better and bigger games. Many game studios have gone bust or been eaten up by larger ones because of this fact. But as usual people want something for nothing.
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atari001 3 years ago
@Bindiana. What a ridiculous thing to say. You have no evidence at all that games can only be traded at Game. There is also no evidence that games cannot be sold on Ebay. If the licencing allows you to pass your game on once then how does that not mean using Ebay? People should realise that software companies lose a lot of money from games being sold on, which means that they don't have the money to make better and bigger games. Many game studios have gone bust or been eaten up by larger ones because of this fact. But as usual people want something for nothing.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Jesus Christ. How many threads is this argument gonna spread across? @atari001 at the moment, the wording of every press release from MS states at games can be traded in at "participating retailers" the general consensus is that a store will need to buy into microsoft's system for trading in so that the license can be revoked from the original owners Xbox. This would mean that only game, possibly CEX and a couple of others would buy into it to ensure profits. All indies would pretty much disappear under this regime and it would make the sale of your used game on eBay impossible due to the licensing restrictions. Like I say, it's all speculation. But until MS come out and tell us that is isn't going to be done that way, that is the general impression we are left with.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Likely they'll have to pay to be able to sell them, so depends on if they will.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
So I guess the words I would guess means I definately know oh dear as Trouble says they have been saying in every press release "Participating Retailers" they havent confirmed that you cant sell them on ebay but they have made a lot of noises to make it sound like you cant because of the DRM check that needs to be done every day.
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LAA 3 years ago
If this is true, why are games still nearly £50+?! to pre order from here still? Warning you now, I'm not buying any PS4 games from here if you keep it at that price when its out.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Of course they won't. But if they reduce the price to £39.99, then Sony and Microsoft decide that the price point in the UK will be £49.99, Shopto are costing themselves £10 due to the pre-order promise.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Well ShopTo actually has the lowest price for next gen games atm, other places still have £55 but MS and Sony have not said how much they will be in the UK yet so they can't change the price.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Exactly. But I guess threatening is the way forward.

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