EA Reveals That Its PS4 And Xbox One Games Will Cost £54.99
Electronic Arts has stepped up to become the only third party publisher to confirm its next generation game prices, and the news raises some questions.
According to word around the internet, the company’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games will hold an RRP of £54.99, which is £5 more than the current generation games’ average RRP.
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This confirmation of EA’s pricing was revealed in a recent FAQ with GAME, which states:
“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. We will of course update our listings as and when this happens. And if the price changes before release day, you will always pay the lowest price.”
With a few exceptions such as Call of Duty or StarCraft for exmaple, current generation games usually RRP for £49.99 in the UK.
However, it must be kept in mind that despite the apparent higher price planned for PS4 and Xbox One titles, RRP isn’t typically an indication of store prices. On the high street, games usually hang around a £39.99 price-point.
At this point in time, we don’t know whether next generation games will be sold for their full RRP when the consoles launch, or have a lower price, but it once again puts the price of games into question.
Personally, I’m pretty sure that in-store prices will remain more or less the same as current generation games, bar some exceptions. I mean, previous information revealed that game prices would remain at $60, so I don’t expect things to change.