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PlayStation 4 Games Will Cost Between $0.99 and $60

Posted by Sammy Barker

Next generation's not going to break the bank

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]

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User Comments (14)

Valky

#1

Valky said:

"We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games,"

I think he means mobile games? I don't know what else, aside DLC junkies which aren't "games".
The only real F2P deals are the mmorpgs for me, I'm starting to think about them, now that the PS4 has enough power and connectivity to withstand mmorpgs made for it.
Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X seems to me the next big addiction (although only the former is sure to hit PS3 and hopefully PS4)
What about Destiny then? It's an MMOFPS, isn't it?

"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 clearly states something that has already been mentioned during the conference, the whole trying a game thing seems almost like that they have tested it throughly and ready to be shown from the 1st day. Will this be the first reasonable introduction to Gaikai?

chazaroonie

#3

chazaroonie said:

I'm guessing that will equate to £49.99 in the UK. Not too bad I guess. I can't wait, not seen anything negative about the PS4 yet. So we don't know what it looks like yet. Does anyone really care? The invisible console comments are stupid. What does it matter? Will the appearance of the unit actually influence sales? Features and functions are what we all want. And reasonably priced games.

Ginkgo

#5

Ginkgo said:

Hmm $60 USD, according to Sony that should translate to about $90 AUD. Just saying...

Valky

#6

Valky said:

That's not something fixed anyway, as publishers still have a voice over it and they usually overprice anything.

hydeks

#7

hydeks said:

@JavierYHL square enix said there revealing JRPG PS4 games at E3 this year, gotta wait till then, but there will be some JRPG's, it's PlayStation after all :P

happy there keeping the prices the same, and so far the graphics in the games finally makes the $59.99 price tag make sense. Remember paying $59.99 for NES games? Even back than it didn't make much sense -_- lol

NathanUC

#9

NathanUC said:

I'm interested to see how(if) Microsoft will react to this. It seems as Sony will be setting the price for next gen games.

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

@Valky - "We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games,"
I think he means mobile games? I don't know what else, aside DLC junkies which aren't "games".

In the US, if you got into the PSN store there is an entire section labeled "Free to Play". I think it consists of Free Realms, Zen Pinball 2 and that DC comics online multiplayer fighting game. Not much, but not just mobile either.

Alpha

#11

Alpha said:

@SoilGamer Yea, im happy the games wont be like $70 or $80. the NES when it first came out i remember The Legend of Zelda was $60 back then. well my dad told me that. he used to play NES all the time. still cant wait for PS4. i hope there will be a lot of Physical discs tho, i like digitial but its hard when you live in a deadzone where only dial up is availbe. i barley can get online with me PS3

charlesnarles

#12

charlesnarles said:

Cool, cool. PS2 games were $40 ($40??!?!?) so I'd already prepped myself for paying $80 for PS4 games. I hope the prices get based on how good of a game it is; maybe a secretive board who reviews games prerelease and assigns a market value. Yeah. In any case, more content- and game specs-based pricing.

odd69

#14

odd69 said:

60$ is to high, If you wait all games drop in price. If They can release games at 40$ that would be the sweet spot.

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