After gamers have shown their disapproval of the high-costing games, on the PlayStation 4 Store, both EA and Ubisoft have reduced their prices to match the price for the same game on the Xbox One.
EA originally only reduced the costs by a mere £3, which was still pricing an EA game at £60. Before the £3 reduction, a number of titles – including: FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, were priced at £62.99 on the PS4 store; even with the slight reduction, of £3, the games still cost more than they did on the Xbox One. However, now all games on the PS4, including that of every EA game, has been reduced to £54.99 or less.
The top-end titles such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts and FIFA 14 are all priced at £54.99 whereas Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack are priced a little lower at £52.99.
Prices are still high, not just for EA games, but for all digital games on the PlayStation 4 store – £54.99 is a lot of money considering that you can buy the same game on a disk for at least £5 less.
The cost of games, for consumers, rises each time a new console comes out; for example, from the transition from PS2 to PS3 the prices of games rose by £10 (they were £30 on PS2 and then went up to £40 on the PS3), the same has happened with the transition to the PS4 except prices have risen this time by £15 not £10.
Have you been put off by the steep increase in the cost of PlayStation 4 titles?
The PlayStation 4 releases in the U.K on Friday and if you are still on a hunt for a PlayStation 4 then you can find one at ASDA on release day as over 100 ASDA stores will be stocking the console on a first-come-first-served basis.
What do you think about EA and other companies reducing their prices to £54.99 – should they be reduced even more or do you think that £54.99 is an acceptable price-tag for digitally downloadable games?
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