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Industry yet to decide on the price of next-gen triple-A software

Ben Parfitt
Industry yet to decide on the price of next-gen triple-A software

Just how much are games for the PS4 going to cost?

It seems that publishers are yet to decide how high they dare go with their launch PS4 software, although comments from EA suggest that prices should stay roughly in line with what we’ve seen this generation.

"Typically at the start of a cycle you've seen the pricing raised to, say, $69 for a core piece of software," chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, according to Polygon.

Stressing that EA has not yet nailed down its pricing strategy, he added: "And then over the life of those it's drifted down to an introduction price of around $59. We haven't yet set pricing on our gen-fours but you'll probably see a similar trend to that during the start of the next cycle."

EA reps then contacted the site to stress that Jorgensen “meant to use software price examples of $59 and $49”.

He’s a chief financial officer – we’re sure he probably did mean $69!

Many cling on to loose hope that an increased focus on digital in the upcoming generation will lead to a lowering of game RRPs.

Good luck with that.

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Tags: ea , software , playstation 4 , PS4 , pricing , rrp , undecided

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