PS4 news: Games could cost $70 on Sony’s new console, says EA

Written on:March 1, 2013
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Game prices are rumoured to increase with the arrival of Sony’s next console, PS4

PS4 news is brewing up some latest speculations about the pricing strategy of the new games on the novel gaming console from Sony. An EA executive has stated that the games might cost $69, which is $10 more than the already existing high price of the new games. If the increase stands, PS4 games, could force the gaming community to think twice before purchasing.

With EA planning to include micro-transactions in its future games, things do not seem cheery for the gaming fans. Micro-transactions, in layman terms, are relatively small charges users pay to purchase extra weapons or ammunition, power up bonuses, or customization options. Sony had earlier stated that PS4 games will be priced from 99 cents to $60.

Talking about the pricing strategy for PS4 games, EA executive Blake Jorgensen said, “I think, typically, at the start of a cycle, you’ve seen the pricing raise, say, to $69 for a core piece of software. And then over the life of those, that’s drifted down to introductory price, typically now around $59. We haven’t yet set pricing on our gen 4s, but you probably see a similar trend to that during the start of the next cycle.”

In other PS4 news, Sony continues PlayStation action off-stage as it released a series of user-interface screenshots online giving the users a glimpse of what the console could do, while they still wait to see the console. The series show an achievements screen, news feed and a couple of images of a phone and tablet streaming live.

The Share screen of the PS4 console also makes its appearance providing the users with the list of options they would receive on the hit of the Share button. What do you think about the price of the games?

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