Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch
Posted by Sammy Barker
The dream of an all-digital future looked dead in the water over the weekend, when the launch of the PlayStation 4’s store in the UK revealed that you could be paying up to £62.99 ($102.63) for a single title. EA decreased the cost of its games by £3.00 ($4.89) yesterday, making its releases slightly more affordable but still more expensive than their Xbox One counterparts. Fortunately, platform holder Sony has said that a lot of the pricing will be adjusted prior to the next generation console’s European launch this week.
"Although [the] PS4 launches in Europe on the 29th November, we have switched on the European PlayStation Network early in order to test and make sure that the features and functionality are fully operational for launch," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.net. "However, as the PS4 has not yet officially launched in this region, nothing on the PSN is final, including the pricing on the store. You will continue to see some prices adjusted over the next few days in preparation for launch.”
If you’ve already stumped up for some software on the PlayStation Store, the manufacturer has revealed that it will refund the difference. Clearly, this is a response to the online backlash, but at least the company is taking action. How much would you be willing to pay for a digital title? Do you think that downloads should be cheaper than their retail counterparts? Whip out your virtual wallet in the comments section below.