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Sony's First-Party PlayStation 4 Games Won't Break the Bank

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Sony won’t charge you more to get your greasy mitts on first-party software for the PlayStation 4. In a brief exchange with Shacknews, a representative for the platform holder explained that all four of its impending launch window games will retail for $59.99, the same as on the PlayStation 3. Those titles include DriveClub, Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and, early next year, inFAMOUS: Second Son.

While it’s good to hear that the Japanese giant’s not charging more for next generation titles, we’re a little bit disappointed that Knack hasn’t adopted a more slender price point. We reckon that the game would fly at $39.99, but it seems like a tougher proposition at full price. Hopefully retailer bundles and discounts will bring its cost of entry down.

Of course, the comments don’t necessarily mean that all PS4 games will retail for $59.99 – but it sets a precedent for other publishers to follow. Microsoft has also confirmed that its first-party Xbox One titles will sell for the same figure, so it will take a brave publisher to try and increase the price of next generation games.

[via shacknews.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (6)

rawr1234

#1

rawr1234 said:

Knack will be well worth the £40, just cause it dosent have killzone graphics and guns dosent mean it aint worth £40..

Gamer83

#2

Gamer83 said:

I've got no problem paying $60 especially for games like the ones put out by developers such as Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Nintendo, Kojima's team at Konami... Then of course, there's EA. I hope that company decides to be the publisher to charge $70 maybe then more people start avoiding its bullsh*t, incomplete games.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@rawr1234 Oh, I agree, I just think that this would be more of an impulse purchase at a lower price point. Against bigger brands like Assassin's Creed and Battlefield, it's going to have a tougher time standing out at full price.

Having said that, there doesn't appear to be anything else like this in the system's launch lineup, so maybe I'm looking at it from the wrong perspective.

Sanquine

#4

Sanquine said:

I will buy knack! I will vote with my wallet! We need more platformers on playstation 4

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