Good news gamers, PS4 games won’t be more expensive than what we’re paying for now. Speaking with CNBC, SCEA President and CEO, Jack Tretton, said that games for the PlayStation 4 would be priced from $0.99 up to $60, the same price as PS3 games in the US.
“I think people are willing to pay if they see value there and I think there’s more choice than ever before for consumers. We’re going to welcome free-to-play models; games from 99 cents up to those $60 games,” said Tretton.
When asked about the threat of mobile devices Tretton said, “But If you really see where the heat is for the true gamer on the console it’s still that big-form experience that typically runs upwards of $50 million to develop and will justify that $60 price point and will give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months and years to come. The heat for the true gamer is on the console."
This means that here in the UK we can expect to see a RRP of around £40 in the shops and probably a few pounds cheaper at online stores. Naturally, there will be exceptions, such as Call of Duty, which is usually a fiver more expensive, but that’s Activision’s call.
The Wii U opened with a few games around the £50 mark, but has since calmed down. As our site proves with regular updates on falling prices of top games, you rarely have to pay full price for anything nowadays. I remember paying £45 for Streets of Rage 2 on the Mega-Drive in 1992 and considering how everything else has shot up in price since then, I think we’re doing ok with the price of games.