PS4 games will range from $0.99 to $60, says Tretton
- Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 22:26 EDT by Ernest Lin
- 6 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment America President & CEO Jack Tretton has outed the price range of PlayStation 4 games: $0.99 to $60.
Speaking with CNBC, Tretton explained the decision on PS4 game pricing was "designed with the game developer in mind and the consumer in mind." When asked if the console business model still works, he replied "I think people are willing to pay if they see the value there" and if game publishers can justify "the $60 price point and will give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months & years to come."
Tretton stated that Sony is open to free-to-play model for PS4 games as well.
PS4 games not exceeding the current standard of $60 is good news for consumers. Does Sony explicitly stating the price range mean that there will be further segmenting of the market? Will publishers feel open to diverging from the $60 standard pricing model?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and keep checking back to PSU for breaking PS4 news.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 11:04pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
I think thats awsome that the price isn't going to jump another $10, like it has the past 2 generations. I was kind of worried there for a short time about this. Thats good news, and my wallet is happy!
- 12:30am EST - February 23rd, 2013
I like the idea I'm just not sure I see publishers helping us out a whole lot. I personally don't like paying $60 for new games. I think I would have many more games if they cost $50. I would also buy more of them at release. Here's hoping it all works out for the developer and the consumer.
- 1:55am EST - February 23rd, 2013
If you figure in for inflation, the price of Final Fantasy II (in the west) would be about $120 today. Or more, not quite sure about the math, but that seems to match inflation over 20-plus years. And at release it was $79 retail.
We've had games released at price points as low as $20 on PS2 and 3 already, but this sounds like it might be encouraged by SONY more commmonly. If they follow suit, awesome, but I'm going to spend whatever it costs to get some premium games like GT6.
- 8:11pm EST - February 23rd, 2013
To be perfectly honest no one would buy a 70 dollar game in this day an age. Everyone understands mroe or less what goes into making a game and people are already tired of paying 60 bucks for games that are often cut to peices and sold in DLC chunks after the game has been released. to further ask people to pay even MORE for sometimes incomplete games would be industry suicide. In fact some of the lesser quality titles that managed to ask 60 bucks this gen would actually sell a bit better if they actually charged what they were ACTUALLY worth.
- 1:52pm EST - February 24th, 2013
In Reality we pay 60$ for game and araund 50$ for DLC So actualy its crazy that they charge for extras that much if it would be a litle cheaper more ppl would buy stuff.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 9:16pm EST - February 25th, 2013
I paid $50 for Maniac Mansion which was nintendo.
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