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PS4, Xbox 720 game prices in US, UK may increase

We have some more details on the much discussed next-gen PS4 and Xbox game price point to share with you now. Recently, we told you about rumors suggesting that prices could be raised to £70 per PS4 game in the UK. Now we have a new rumor to give you, coming from that man Michael Pachter again who has given another of his claims on how much games on the new consoles will cost in the US.

Bear in mind that Jack Tretton had previously hinted that PS4 games wouldn’t go above the current $60 mark for next-gen, Michael Pachter has been confident enough to override that and suggest that next-gen games on the PS4 and next Xbox console will both cost $70 to buy in the US.

That is obviously ten dollars higher than what gamers will be used to paying for a game at release, and if true it is certainly going to ruffle a few feathers for those that are already unhappy at paying $60 per game in the US. Although this is never a confirmation at this point, Michael Pachter has said that this is a ‘likely’ move to happen.

As for the UK prices, it does make you wonder if the initial retailer price points showing £70 per game are now correct. Are Sony and Microsoft seriously planning to charge consumers more for the upgraded hardware and new gaming potential on offer here? We wouldn’t be surprised if we see increased games prices, but the question is whether you would still be willing to buy or not.

Is it suicide in your opinion to charge $70 per game, or is it a logical business move from both companies as we progress into next-gen with greater features available out of the box? Let us know your stance on this and whether you would be willing to accomodate Sony and Microsoft if they increased their prices.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Suicide to raise to $70, no. Suicide to raise to £70, yes.

Nick Anteau
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Yes, between a Shakey future for used games, and higher prices for new games? Do they really think we can afford that? 70 bucks is what I might pay for a limited edition game, but that’s once every couple of years, not every game. Hope the big companies like seeing profits and sales falling through the floor…

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