Old 13th July 2013, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EA ups prices on its PS4 and Xbox One games | News | TechRadar

Way to go EA, you're not making any headway to curb the bad taste people have with you.

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Sony and Microsoft have both promised that their next-gen titles will at least start out priced the same as those on the current systems, but EA will be pushing up to a higher price point.
EA titles on the Xbox One and PS4 will be priced at 5 more in the UK than they tend to RRP for on the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, as announced by retailer Game in a question and answer post.
"At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of 54.99. No other game prices have been confirmed."
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Both Call of Duty: Black Ops and the previous Modern Warfare 2 initially retailed at 55 and sales were pretty decent for both, so EA obviously sees a market opportunity in taking all of its next-gen titles to the higher price point.
As Game points out, EA is the first third party publisher to announce its pricing plans for the new consoles, but whether others will follow suit remains to be seen.
It's also worth remembering that shops won't necessarily stick to the given RRP, as witnessed with Black Ops, which several retailers offered for a lower price tag from the off.

This seems dumb...
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Old 13th July 2013, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am willing to spend 35/40 on a game but not 55 unless there is a leap in standards that 'next-gen' is meant to provide.

Never used my pc for 'console games' before but it it could be worth looking into in future.
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Old 15th July 2013, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm...will be voting with the wallet. Looking at GTA 5 it might be a while before I bother to upgrade though!
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Old 19th September 2013, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dam you EA, just trying to rip people.
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Old 19th September 2013, 04:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And you know what, people will still buy'em. Gamers tend voice out a lot, but flash them the newest must have games they will open their wallets in a jiffy :P
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Old 22nd September 2013, 10:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont buy EA games after what they did with BF3!
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