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    PS4, Xbox 720 games to cost $70, says Pachter

    PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 games will likely cost $70, according to a presentation at South by Southwest this weekend from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter (via the Twitter feed of Geoff Keighley).

    This is a $10 increase over the current-generation sticker price of $60 and does not match up with past commentary.

    Last month, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton in a TV interview said that PlayStation 4 titles will max out at $60, putting to rest any speculation that games for Sony's future platform may cost $10 more than PlayStation 3 titles.

    Microsoft has yet to announce its rumored next-generation platform.

    Separately, Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said last month that the FIFA and Battlefield publisher has not yet decided on pricing for its next-gen games.

    Also during his talk, Pachter commented on the Wii U performance thus far and how he expects it to fare in the long run. He called performance thus far "underwhelming," noting the system is "essentially a DS split into two parts." Pachter said the Wii U is not innovative enough to drive wide interest, though new titles could reinvigorate growth in the platform.

    Overall, Pachter said he believes the Wii U will sell 30-50 million units in its lifetime, with the PS4 and Xbox 720 going neck-and-neck, selling 85-95 million systems over their lifespans. By comparison, the original Wii has sold 99 million units to date, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have moved around 75 million units each.

    Echoing comments from Twisted Metal and God of War designer David Jaffe, Pachter said he believes the next generation of consoles is "probably" the last.
    via GameSpot.

    Let's pretend for a moment that Pachter is right about next-gen games being priced at $70. These better be some damn good games. No single-player campaigns that can be completed in 5-6 hours, bare-bones gameplay mechanics or content (cosmetic or otherwise) stripped for DLC.

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    Paying a video game $70 is clearly no-buy for me..The only games I bought to PS3 on release was Uncharted 3 and One Piece Pirate Warriors. If they price $70 then It will be around 5 games on release next gen at most.

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    Welcome to the rest of the world in pricing US.
    Lol 60$ is cheap for us game usually around 99$ in Turkey, max payne was 110$ .
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    I really hope this isn't true. $60 puts a big enough hole in my wallet as it is... Very rarely do I buy games new, or without some kind of store credit or trade-in.

    If this is true, I'll be doing more waiting next gen than playing. Waiting for price drops that is...

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    Let me get my math correct in chronological order; Last month (and the article meniotns this near the top), Trettton said this won't happen:

    Last month, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton in a TV interview said that PlayStation 4 titles will max out at $60, putting to rest any speculation that games for Sony's future platform may cost $10 more than PlayStation 3 titles.
    Yet Pachter, a month after, is disagreeing....? Is he the one setting prices now or am I missing something?

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    Big deal if he's right. That's been the price for games all along over here

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    I doubt $70 will be the price tag for games. It just doesn't seem likely but we'll see.


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    Michael Pachter is a troll by proffesion, and should be hung by his nuts until launch day
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    Patcher sure makes unsurprising claims. I mean, even I would guess that next-gen games might go up $10, or that WiiU is underwhelming, or that PS3 is probably gonna drop in price, etc. You don't really need extensive research to find these possibilities. It gets to the point where it doesn't matter if he's right. They aren't shocking claims in the first place.

    Has he guessed that Microsoft might announce a new console yet? lol
    Last edited by Bio; 03-12-2013 at 07:19.

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    Yep, NGP will retail at $300. We all know it's going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio View Post
    Has he guessed that Microsoft might announce a new console yet? lol
    Nah... but maybe soon!
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    Great. And this just means Australian pricing will go from 80-110 to 90-120.

    Can't $#@!ing wait.

    Edit - Will just have to find better deals on eBay I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windwalker View Post
    Great. And this just means Australian pricing will go from 80-110 to 90-120.

    Can't $#@!ing wait.

    Edit - Will just have to find better deals on eBay I suppose.
    Mate it's already that pricing here.

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    That Jack Tretton guy already said games are not going up $10, I will take his word over Michael Pachter.
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    Pachter is like the weatherman. Few people get paid so much for being consistently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    Man, $#@! next gen gaming.
    Yea man. $#@! paying 10 more bucks for games!
    Last edited by KungMartin90; 03-12-2013 at 18:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungMartin90 View Post
    Yea man. $#@! paying 10 more bucks for games!
    Word.

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    So that is 59.99 then, I will say no to this price tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    So that is 59.99 then, I will say no to this price tag
    70 USD is 47 pounds...
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    I would be willing to pay $70 only if the game was of such high quality that it deserved it. Uncharted series comes to mind. Otherwise wait for a price drop.

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    Not a suprise to me any how! i knew it would happen. but if thats the case so be it, at launch if the price is right on the console i may buy 2-3 games with the console. but my last games on PS3 will most likely be Last of Us, GTA V


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    70 USD is 47 pounds...
    I am going with the Pound against the dollar and it will change from time to time... So i see it at that price...

    But if i am wrong, then i might consider buying a game at that price
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    I am going with the Pound against the dollar and it will change from time to time... So i see it at that price...

    But if i am wrong, then i might consider buying a game at that price
    That's the current exchange rate. It doesn't change all that much.

    If we were to go by your whatever it is you're thinking, that would make the games 90 dollars USD, which would be asinine.
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    $70 for a game is not that bad. I remember paying $60 for Mortal Kombat 3 on the SNES. I also remember paying $100 for Wave Race 64 when it first released.

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