Are you excited about the upcoming PS4 yet? Sony hasn’t committed to an official release date yet, but they have said at least that the PS4 will be arriving during the 2013 Holiday period in the US. Another crucial piece of information that we haven’t heard about yet is pricing, but retailers in the UK are already starting to have their say on individual game prices.
While the debate seems to be ongoing as to how much Sony’s PS4 console will end up costing, we haven’t really had too much discussion on whether Sony will choose to raise the price of software titles to coincide with the bump up to next-gen visuals.
Jack Tretton recently hinted that PS4 games will be costing anything from free up to $0.99 and $60, but nothing is concrete yet with a launch date still to be finalized before the Holiday 2013 launch. It goes without saying that keeping the current PS3 pricing for PS4 would be a great move, but we have recently seen some retailer movement in the UK, which suggests that this may not be the case.
Popular retailer The Hut are already showing some pre-order prices for PS4 titles such as inFAMOUS Second Son and Killzone: Shadow Fall. Instead of having full retail pricing of £50 though, The Hut has priced both titles at a whopping £70. The same price also relates to Destiny, Diablo 3 and Knack, although the retailer is carrying an incentive at the moment in which prices will be lowered if found cheaper elsewhere.
They have also put a £400 price tag on the PS4 console, which roughly translates to around $600 just to give you an idea. These are obviously very high prices for the new software and hardware, but how much substance do they have? It’s important to note that Sony has yet to set any official pricing, and we see retailers often give early, but incorrect pricing all the time.
£70 for every game though and £400 for the console – these are prices which you definitely would not pay, are we right?