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EA CFO: Next-gen prices not yet decided

Postby HelloLadies » 27 Feb 2013, 01:22

I've seen the new Battlefield and it is stunning. It is just amazing what the imagination of the game developers are allowed to do with that much power


Ahh yeah, thats until the accountants pay them a visit. Ive read several other articles saying that prices won't change that much. No surprise that EA are deliberating on a price increase.
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Postby Onomatopoeia » 27 Feb 2013, 01:28

Well the conference call said different. They're already charging $79 for their s**t on Origin and Digital should be cheaper.
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Postby coffeegoblin » 27 Feb 2013, 01:49

Regardless of $60 quoted here in the uk we pay more anyway. We tend to be charged closer to $70 anyway. Sony want to do more digital gaming and get rid of pre-owned well they can by creating a new PSN pricing structure. Currently £59.99 for a digital download with no after sell. Why do we have to pay more for a non physical release doesn't make sense. Bring this down to say £25. Sony would get there digital sale and a fairer price would be paid.
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Postby Beebop10 » 27 Feb 2013, 02:32

It'd be beyond stupid to price games out of reach. It'd just stymie next -gen console uptake. It'd be best to keep them at the same price as last gen ,at least to begin with , if only to establish a big install base.
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Postby kimoak » 27 Feb 2013, 08:19

"I've seen the new Battlefield and it is stunning. It is just amazing what the imagination of the game developers are allowed to do with that much power,"


This quote doesn't make sense considering BF3 was released on PC also which looked absolutely gobsmacking anyway. The high price of console games is one of the reasons why I wouldn't go solely on just a games console.
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Postby ted1138 » 27 Feb 2013, 10:16

Most of the games on PS4 in the first year will also be available on PS3, and I don't see them selling them for the same price. Most likely they'll try to get £50-£55 at retail, and £60+ on PSN per title... :|
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Postby cupoftea » 27 Feb 2013, 11:19

60 bucks if fine if they throw in all the dlcs ect hate paying high price for games then having to pay more for extra content allthough it is optional
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Postby leucocyte » 27 Feb 2013, 19:11

coffeegoblin wrote:Regardless of $60 quoted here in the uk we pay more anyway. We tend to be charged closer to $70 anyway. Sony want to do more digital gaming and get rid of pre-owned well they can by creating a new PSN pricing structure. Currently £59.99 for a digital download with no after sell. Why do we have to pay more for a non physical release doesn't make sense. Bring this down to say £25. Sony would get there digital sale and a fairer price would be paid.


without sales tax, the UK would be cheapest place in the world right now to buy games at retail. of the £40 or so you pay in the shops, about £7 is VAT.. £33 is closer to $50 right now. the strength of sterling is much less than the start of current gen, so I'm expecting prices to go up a bit here. shop to has the PS4 pre-orders at £49, clearly expecting a rise. :(
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Postby leucocyte » 27 Feb 2013, 20:18

Beebop10 wrote:It'd be beyond stupid to price games out of reach. It'd just stymie next -gen console uptake. It'd be best to keep them at the same price as last gen ,at least to begin with , if only to establish a big install base.


i think a rise from £40 to £50 for example would stonewall the uptake of PS4/720 from the start.. once you'd passed the initial real hardcore on each console, install base growth would be pretty sluggish. there'll probably be more attempts to extract revenue (such as EA's 'microtransactions in all games' methodology) from other means than an outrageous hike in retail prices of games.
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