Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton doesn’t believe that next generation games will cost more than $60. Speaking as part of an interview with CNBC, the likeable executive explained that software for the impending PlayStation 4 will cover a wide range of price-points, including free-to-play.

"We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games," he said. The straight talking suit also responded to criticisms that the manufacturer should have shown the upcoming console’s actual hardware during its big press conference earlier this week, stating that the philosophy and features behind the system are more important than the physical object.

"You're going to see some of the greatest games ever created and the consumer is going to have more ease of use, the ability to sample games before they buy them, and have more breadth of games than they've ever seen before," he added, before clarifying that the platform’s ambiguous ‘Holiday 2013’ release date points to a “pre-Christmas” launch. Sadly, it's still unclear which territories will actually get the console this year.

[via cnbc.com, gamespot.com, joystiq.com]