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Expected prices for the PS4 games

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From IGN

http://www.ign.com/a...mes-price-point

Speaking with CNBC, SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton clarified the price we can expect to pay for PS4 titles. The system will support free-to-play games, and Sony, "will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy."

Tretton also talked a bit about how Sony didn't actually show what the hardware itself looked like. "I can promise you that it will be plastic, it won't be triangle shaped or round. You'll see the box in due time."

Do Tretton's coments make you feel better? Doesn't sound like any of us will be paying the $90 to $100 we have for games in past generations.

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So it sounds like the PS4 games will cost the same as the PS3 games do now? :hmm:

Does that mean once the PS4 is released the price will drop for the PS3... interesting.

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So it sounds like the PS4 games will cost the same as the PS3 games do now? :hmm:

Does that mean once the PS4 is released the price will drop for the PS3... interesting.

It may be a bit of a shift. I can foresee PS3 console prices increasing (or staying as they are), yet PS3 games themselves dropping. More so in individual value rather than retail sales price.

Either way, with as many as Sony has shipped versus units sold, and with the PS4 not playing PS3 retail titles (or even PSN titles for that matter), it'll be an odd predicament.

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I can foresee PS3 console prices increasing (or staying as they are),

Not sure about that. There will definitely be a price drop on the PS3 when the PS4 is released.

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Great find! (I say that alot :P ) I am a bit suprised though. I would have thought thay games would be cheaper this gen. Sure they are infinitely more incredible looking, but it's supposed to be MUCH easier to develop these games. Also if we buy digitally, there should be a large discount of like 10-20 dollars. Regardless, I will be happy to pay the money for KZ4 and I3 among other titles. GOD I CAN'T FRICKIN WAIT!

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I expected to pay the same as we pay now. Not sure why people would think we'd be paying $90 for games again.

Parker

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I don't see why console prices would rise -- gaming companies are willing to take a loss on selling those because that gets their "foot in the door" to sell you games. The games are where developers and manufacturers make their profit.

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Wait $90 US? I doubt they'll change in Australia and we will still have to pay $80-$100.

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Most people care about the actual cost of the system.

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I agree! Games back when the PS2 was still sold was around the same price a PS3 games cost today. At least, where I live that is! If they say it'll cost an average 60$, then that's what Metal Gear Rising cost me without taxes when I bought it (59,99$ canadian).

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Not sure about that. There will definitely be a price drop on the PS3 when the PS4 is released.

its 2 different platforms, I dont see a immediate price drop but mayyyyybe 1-2yrs after ps4 release and thats if only no new games are coming out for Ps3. If Ps4 plays Ps3 games, now that for sure will see a Ps3 price drop.

 

The technology might new but its way easier to make and produce games for PS4 and if its gonna be more Download base, then its gonna cost even less to bring it to the masses. But seeing how its just money the gaming community is after these days we will probably not see a drop in game prices but maybe even a increase back tot he good o 16bit days where games cost 69.99-74.99$

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Thats a relief to hear their games are staying at 60. It's still a lot, but it means it can go down lower quicker.

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I agree! Games back when the PS2 was still sold was around the same price a PS3 games cost today. At least, where I live that is! If they say it'll cost an average 60$, then that's what Metal Gear Rising cost me without taxes when I bought it (59,99$ canadian).

What is this Taxes ppl talks about?

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What is this Taxes ppl talks about?

It's sales tax.

 

For example, prices in the US usually are quoted before sales tax, therefore, depending on which state the item is purchased, you need to add on the applicable sales tax.

In the UK, sales tax is known as VAT (value added tax) and is a fixed rate for the whole country (20%) and is already added to the price of the item.

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Yeah, excatly!  But, I did not know about VAT in the UK.  Nice to learn something new!

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Wait $90 US? I doubt they'll change in Australia and we will still have to pay $80-$100.

 

Good grief.  You know, I understand the cost of importing, however, you poor Aussies are getting ripped off.  If enough of one item is imported, the price is usually cheaper to import per item.  That savings should be passed on to the consumer.  Unless you guys have an outrageous tax rate, then that's different.

What is this Taxes ppl talks about?

 

It's the money a country's citizens give back to the government so they can fund things like building and maintaining roads, keeping bridges from falling into water, keeping a postal system running, feeding the poor....you know, civilized stuff.

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It's sales tax.

 

For example, prices in the US usually are quoted before sales tax, therefore, depending on which state the item is purchased, you need to add on the applicable sales tax.

In the UK, sales tax is known as VAT (value added tax) and is a fixed rate for the whole country (20%) and is already added to the price of the item.

Ah you mean Moms and it's 25% in Denmark

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To believe that PS4 games would be priced significantly higher than PS3 games once the system launched is nothing more than scare tactics rumors. Sony realizes that even when the PS4 drops they still have an extremely significant revenue stream to earn from with the PS3. That is the reason why they are not making the system backwards compatible. This is Sony trying to milk every dollar out of all revenue streams before trying to take more money out of the gamers pocket to fund their production. People need to stop worrying so much about how Sony is trying to screw over the "average gamer" and needs to look at all the efforts they are putting in to appease the " average gamer" instead. 

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To believe that PS4 games would be priced significantly higher than PS3 games once the system launched is nothing more than scare tactics rumors. Sony realizes that even when the PS4 drops they still have an extremely significant revenue stream to earn from with the PS3. That is the reason why they are not making the system backwards compatible. This is Sony trying to milk every dollar out of all revenue streams before trying to take more money out of the gamers pocket to fund their production. People need to stop worrying so much about how Sony is trying to screw over the "average gamer" and needs to look at all the efforts they are putting in to appease the " average gamer" instead. 

So how will Sony earn money on me, when I rocking my PS3 games on my PS3?

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So how will Sony earn money on me, when I rocking my PS3 games on my PS3?

 

Artemisthemp, I meant it like this, since the PS3 is still selling strong, Sony is able to use the resources from that revenue stream to fund its development and production of PS4 products, i.e. consoles, accessories, games etc. So this is what is going to allow Sony to launch the PS4, for the same price, if not a few dollars cheaper than what the PS3 launched at and is also going to keep the PS4 games priced comparable to PS3 games. If the PS3 was not still selling strong, we the consumers would have had to pick up some more of the cost of production of the PS4. How would Sony do that, i.e. higher prices for consoles, games and accessories. So Sony is earning money off you like they do the rest of us gamers. The point I was trying to make was take a deeper look at how Sony is trying to appease the gamers from a sales/marketing point of view.

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I expected to pay the same as we pay now. Not sure why people would think we'd be paying $90 for games again.

Parker

 

because!!! gaming is life!!! its like Gas, no matter how much it rises, youll still pay for it.

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I thought the price is still going to be $60? And that they could even come out at a lower price. I don't spect too much change since it is the same tech (blu-ray).

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