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PS4, Xbox One games from EA with warning

We told you not too long ago that both Sony and Microsoft had officially priced their respective PS4 and Xbox One games at $60, the same retail price as current software titles for the PS3 and Xbox One. At the time, doubts started to appear after first-party, not third-party games were only mentioned frequently. Now we know the real reason for this, as EA has now confirmed their PS4 and Xbox One prices and it looks like you are going to have to pay more for their games.

As far as we’re aware, EA hasn’t made a big statement about this (why would they?) but it looks like the information has been inadvertently revealed thanks to a retailer FAQ from GAME in the UK. Consumers are usually used to paying around £40-45 for a new game after a general retail price of £50, but we can tell you that EA are set to raise their prices in the transition to next-gen.

GAME has confirmed that EA has already set their PS4 and Xbox One RRP price with them, as their games will have a full retail price of £54.99. This means that you could be paying £55 for the likes of Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 when the consoles launch, which is obviously a price that many of you will feel is simply too high in today’s economic climate.

Also bear in mind that if EA are increasing their retail prices in the UK, it also means that they are almost certain to do it in the US as well. £55 translates to around $80, but it is slightly ridiculous to think that EA would have the guts to charge consumers $80 for PS4 and Xbox One games in the US when Sony and Microsoft will be charging $60 for their first-party games.

It’s also worth pointing out that EA is the only third-party publisher so far to confirm prices, we haven’t seen what the likes of Bethesda, Ubisoft and Capcom plan to do with their own games yet. You should also take into consideration that actual street prices can differ, so we may still see prices on EA games lower than the full £55 tag.

What do you make of this though? Would you be shocked if you see EA games priced at £55 or $80 from EA, but $60 and £45 games from all other publishers?

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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Kyubey32
Kyubey32

EA haven’t made anything decent since Dead Space 2(DS1 is still better).

Anomonos
Anomonos

EA is going to lose so much money, but the kids that don’t buy their games aren’t going to care.

Wayne Tannian
Wayne Tannian

They will charge more for the games…They may even spend more money making the games ….But will the games be better then they are now ….NO they will just cost more and still give you water down experience than small time inde team

Ty Brown
Ty Brown

What the hell is going on with EA? I mean, I took a break from consoles and built a PC and I never spent more than $30 on a game because of Steam. Why can’t consoles do this?! I don’t even like spending more than $50 on a game… I mean, if it’s a brand new AAA title being $60, I understand, but come on. I think $60 is expensive already, and I work full time.

Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz

Gaming Crash of 1983 is slowly repeating itself. I guess this industry will never learn.

locsphere
locsphere

They just don’t f-ing learn do they? If it isn’t gouging us for DLC, and giving us rushed games with half A$%ED endings, they are going to charge how much and I bet you they’ll keep their DLC model. Boycotting them and Bioware will never be easier!

Veleran Vala
Veleran Vala

Step 1 : increase price to 80$
Step 2 : watch people’s reaction
Step 3 : Come out saying it isnt true and revert it back to 60$
Step 4 : Release game half of its content then at 60$
Step 5 : Sell the other half as DLC for 20$
Step 6 : EA still wins

bjsguess
bjsguess

Anyone that pays $60 for a game today is a chump. So many deals at launch that you should get AT LEAST $10 off. I haven’t paid more than $40 for a launch 360 game in 2 years. The deals are out there and they are not hard to find. Aside from that – this is a very poorly written and researched article. You simply cannot convert pricing between the Euro or Pound to US dollars. Most products today that are sold in the US and England will carry a lower price in the States. Aside from that, it would… Read more »

Stephen
Stephen

These companies are so worried about piracy and claim that they loose tons of money…. this is why.

jesse
jesse

I won’t be shocked cause i dont buy ea games anyway… just because i dont want to support a company who totally isn’t consumer friendly. Thats obviously the reason why they won the worst company in the us award.

Kimchi Team
Kimchi Team

This is the stupidest thing I ever seen. EA better get back on track.

Gene Roman
Gene Roman

EA should be paying people $80 to play their games.

Guest
Guest

80 dollars for a game EA is out of their minds!!!!!!!!

XTomanoX4h
XTomanoX4h

hahahahahhah 80$? u can put btf4 up ur ass EA!!!!!!

Lorin Lavelle
Lorin Lavelle

I’m not shocked at all. I expect these kind decisions out of EA. The customer is our personal toilet for which we are entitled to give as much crap as we want and expect nothing but thanks for feeding the poor, undernourished lot

General Derp
General Derp

EA’s new slogan should be “charge for everything”.

Matthew
Matthew

EA is doing this to make up for 2 things:

1. Everyone in Maxis is abandoning ship after the Simcity 2013 flop. As well as so many people wanting to get a refund since technically the game is still broken.

2. A few months ago, EA announced it’s stopping online passes. They’re doing this to make up for the lost revenue.

TRUE SAIN57
TRUE SAIN57

So, what happens if you have already pre ordered BF4, will I have to go into Game Stop and pay another $20?”

Noah Tillberg Parkes
Noah Tillberg Parkes

Im not buying any game from ea ever again

Seven
Seven

well guess im not getting mirror’s edge 2 if its gonna cost $80 btw if EA is doing this the why is battlefield 4 on the ps4 and xbox one $60?

Mason
Mason

ScumBag EA

Guest
Guest

EA is a bunch of FAAAAGOOOOOTS!

Jason
Jason

not a big deal i dont buy ea games in years since they make garbage games nfs undercover i love dragon age origins keep freezing on my and my disc have no scratches and that happen i bought it off the dashboard still freeze in the same spot nfs now there no story thats fine but u lose connection to the autolog all the tiem so wont keep track of ur time thats why i stop buying NFS games sports games i care less about mass effect games i never got into them ea can charge 1 buck or 1… Read more »

Byron
Byron

This has the word “confirmed” in it far too many times for a rumor article.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

$70 is ok but $80 is too much for a half finished game that will have DLC and microtransactions.

John Ezetta
John Ezetta

Haha, I like the money behind EA’s symbol. Fits it perfectly!

6608zz
6608zz

I play on Nintendo, so I don’t have to worry about EA. If games cost 80$ each from developers, I just won’t buy them. Nintendo has perfectly good exclusives which will cost 60$ so I’ll live.

I also brought us from 69 to 70 comments :3

Shane Muellemann
Shane Muellemann

So then why was my pre-order, that is paid in full, only $59.99?

Shadoe Phillips
Shadoe Phillips

It’s like they WANT to go bankrupt.

maddie
maddie

EA’s gonna be bankrupt if they do this. I haven’t bought an EA game in years simply because they’re such jerks. And I’m not the only one. But at $80? They’re gonna lose what fan base they do have left. Hahahaha…what idiots.

Fujiyama Panic
Fujiyama Panic

Thing is… games have more content better graphics and a whole lot more features.
Even though it’s expensive it does kinda make sense.

I myself can’t even imagine how they make these games.

And people who complain about high prices are usually those who buy 5+games per week.
And that’s just stupid. I’m playing Kingdom’s of Amalur on XBox360º and that for almost a year now and I have not completed it yet.

If you speed run every game, don’t complain about prices.

Ernesto Caudillo
Ernesto Caudillo

I learned my lesson long ago. Who would pay for an EA game nowadays? and at that price non the less.

Jerry
Jerry

Why would I still be buying games from a company voted worst company in America twice?

Itachi2099
Itachi2099

How ’bout…you go f#ck yourself,EA?

Ryan Gliebe
Ryan Gliebe

At $80 a pop for future EA games, should they actually interest me, I almost should expect artbooks, OSTs and possibly free DLC when I pick up my game… those ARE Collector’s Edition prices, after all.

Sue
Sue

EA over-promises features in all their games but slowly strips out the talent from companies after they acquire them. Now they want more money? uhh….

★LK★ ☆ThE sHoW oFF★
★LK★ ☆ThE sHoW oFF★

EA are nothing but con artists..

Ulysses Velunta
Ulysses Velunta

That’s why EA is the worst company in the world! they are defending their title!

poop on my boobds
poop on my boobds

oh my god we already pay that much in australia stop complaining about an extra 5 pounds per game

Francisco Garay
Francisco Garay

The truth is EA is probably the biggest enemy to gamers and the gamer industry. Imagine paying $80 for Madden or Fifa. It’s the same game every year, with the least amount of work put into them.

They are cheating us. Join me in my boycott, spread the word, and don’t buy EA period or don’t complain.

Francisco Garay
Francisco Garay

I haven’t bought any EA games in 2 years. Nut up and boycott their BS games. They’ve done nothing but harm gaming and gamers in general.

Anynomous45
Anynomous45

EA is the kind of company that repeatedly bullshts their way through things. They seem to always get flack but to them it’s like a tap on the shoulder. So glad they aren’t “adjusting” prices on PC copies of the game or I’d just stop buying their garbage.

Geoffro Froude
Geoffro Froude

OH WAHHH AMERICANS!!! We pay that normally for any game and upwards to near $119.95 for BRAND NEW GAMES! I think Americans should stop complaining! An average American Game is 59.95 and average Australian Game is like 89.95.

disqus_cr1LQhDIp8
disqus_cr1LQhDIp8

EA will not get another cent of my money. Boycott ! spread the word on Twitter…this is garbage.

tommy
tommy

Light Twitter up….BOYCOTT EA games…

Fload Tillaad
Fload Tillaad

I know which consoles I’m not buying!

Dollow Rlance
Dollow Rlance

Steam sell only!

Walt
Walt

More reason to avoid all EA games like the plague. Hope they rot.

Realtata01
Realtata01

I was going to buy Battlefield 4 but after this news I won’t be supporting these money grubbing whores.

Killswitchmad
Killswitchmad

exexpexpeexpeexpecexpectexpectexpect nearlyNot sure why everyone is getting so worked up, Have you all joined gaming this gen?

Higher prices for games on a new console have been the norm for as long as I can remember, it’s actually M$ and Sony going against the norm by keeping their prices low.

What people need to realise is that a new gen basically hits the reset button so AAA titles won’t be hitting the huge sales they are now for a year or so therefore the dev NEED to increase prices to ensure profit.

Flare Demon
Flare Demon

Well f*** EA I won’t be buying Battlefield 4.

fb
fb

Then they have day 1 dlc and more and not to mention micro transactions now in nearly all new games. Just pure greed.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

I always get EA games used. I spend minimum for the dlc. I dont want them to have my money.

GamingIndustries
GamingIndustries

HAHA! Silly EA. We are NOT paying $20 more for games that aren’t even that good. I mean, Dead Space was ok, but the way Dead Space 3 was presented killed the series. Their sport games aren’t all that good. Never was a fan of Madden. It was the same thing every year.. Nothing changing. I mean, instead of releasing a new game every year, how about just releasing a patch or update, to make the rosters more current. NBA Live failed after 2K. EA’s MMA was horrible compared to UFC Undisputed. Fifa is the only game anyone really enjoys,… Read more »

dirkradke
dirkradke

The free market will decide. I seriously doubt they will be able to get away with charging more than current prices for a standard game especially since Sony and Microsoft doesn’t think the market will support a higher price. If they did they would charge it. Video games ARE an expensive hobby after all.

James Bauer
James Bauer

What is a bigger kick in the nuts – EA increasing the prices of their games, or EA increasing the prices of their games only in Europe?

Brandon Alexander
Brandon Alexander

Honestly, if they try to charge me $80 for a game. Ill just stick with the exclusives.

Aidan
Aidan

to be fair, raising prices to £55 standard will just see more and more people wait for preowned. They’ll see even less money with this move in my opinion.

Timothy Hurst
Timothy Hurst

They promised no more online passes, with DRM, and online check in going byebye, they raise game prices. Looks like they will get all that is coming to them one way or another, but not from me. I was excited about BF 4, but now it looks like I will have to settle for another Call of Duty, or I guess there is always Killzone.

MarketForcesUnleashed
MarketForcesUnleashed

In their defence, games will cost more to develop (maybe not the ones that will be cross-generational though) as the hardware can do more which means more detail/effects etc that will mean more man hours from programmers/designers. Besides, there is a lot of competition out there, so if EA are gouging and they do cost the same as current gen to develop, then other publishers will be able to price lower and still generate a profit which would force EA to follow suit. I am a little concerned as I am in Australia and we already pay close to AUD… Read more »

Amine Dassouki
Amine Dassouki

Honestly, EA is an overrated company and not worth my 80 bucks a title. Fuck..that… Id rather play Killzone on day one than BF4 with my PS4 anyhow.

Ben
Ben

Honestly, this is ridiculous. I am from the U.S and I am beyond pissed about the fact the price is being risen in the UK. If we have to pay 80 dollars for a game I’m canceling my 8 preorders for games coming out with the ps4. Nobody should have to be bankrupt for wanting to play video games. This is absolutely ridiculous.

Boss
Boss

How long until they bring back online passes?

Rubicon Development
Rubicon Development

“We’re putting up prices, just a little bit, because we found an excuse to.”

They can’t possibly have accurate math that games will be 10% more expensive to develop.

Wasif Hasan
Wasif Hasan

So like the same thing xbox had earlier and people were pissed about?

Brian Brotherton
Brian Brotherton

This is BS! I mean, c’mon, can’t someone come up with a way to allow game publishers to profit off of used game sales to reduce how much they charge us! Don’t forget, money used towards video games is affected in no way by inflation, and increased technology absolutely does NOT lead to increased prices for game development. Like, require games to be installed on HDDs and make it so when a game is sold to a 3rd party company it is tracked so that when the company re-sells it the publisher will get a portion of the profits? They… Read more »

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