PS4 UK Digital Prices Slashed Ever So Slightly by EA
Posted by Sammy Barker
Still extortionate, though
EA Games’ generosity knows no bounds. Following a backlash over the weekend regarding the eye-watering price points attached to the digital versions of its PlayStation 4 launch titles, the mega publisher has reduced the cost of its catalogue of next generation blockbusters by £3.00 ($4.85) apiece. Now purchasing the likes of FIFA 14 from the PlayStation Store will set you back £59.99 ($96.90) rather than £62.99 ($101.75). Remember, the same title retails for $59.99 (£37.14) on the North American online plaza.
The reduction shows that the company’s listening to complaints – but it’s not paying close enough attention. If the disparity between European and North American prices wasn’t bad enough, it’s worth noting that the Xbox One versions of the same games cost £54.99 ($88.83) from Microsoft’s comparable console storefront, meaning that the PlayStation versions currently carry a £5 ($8.08) premium. The big question is: why? The publisher’s yet to explain the price differences, which is a shame, because we’d love to see it try.