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Microsoft To Sell First-Party Xbox One Games For $59.99

Matt Gardner
Games prices, Microsoft, Next-gen, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Microsoft To Sell First-Party Xbox One Games For .99

Some good news, sports fans! And indeed all fans. Microsoft have announced that they won't be slapping a price hike on their games for next-gen, stating that first-party games for the Xbox One will be priced at $59.99 or other regional equivalents.

"I can confirm that Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99 (MSRP)," an MS representative wrote to Polygon and Kotaku.

Sony are yet to commit to a price point for their titles, but SCEA boss Jack Tretton said back in February that games priced on the PS4 could be scaled from 99¢ to $60, implying that Sony will be sticking with the status quo for nor now, too.

UK retailers haven't yet settled into a rhythm for upcoming titles on next-gen platforms, though most of the pre-order materials are falling into  the £40-50 band (remember our prices include VAT). It's easy to forget that a relatively competitive market has forced the sale price of most games down from an RRP of £49.99 to £39.99. The likes of EA and Ubisoft have been creeping up over the £40 mark for some time now, and we'd expect that to continue.

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Breadster  Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:50

All the online UK retailers that I've looked at have them listed anywhere between £50 and £60. I certainly won't be paying that much for games, especially as the US retailers are listing them at $60 still. I guess it's a good job I'll be getting a PS4, so I can still buy used games.


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