EA bumps next gen game prices to 54.99 £

#1 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Ya they removed online passes then knock up their price. Hopefully they are the only ones who do this.

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#2 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Ya they removed online passes then knock up their price. Hopefully they are the only ones who do this.

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How is this a bump? In Germany and mostly in Tier 1 Europe it was 60 to 70 Euro for PS3/360 games.

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#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@darji said:

@the_laughing_man said:

Ya they removed online passes then knock up their price. Hopefully they are the only ones who do this.

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How is this a bump? In Germany and mostly in Tier 1 Europe it was 60 to 70 Euro for PS3/360 games.

Im just stating what the article says.

#4 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Technically Activision already did that with MW2. Then the supermarkets completely undercut them.

RRP is a weird thing here. It went back to £50 across the board with the 360, and while that was reflected in specialist retailers I've never paid more than £40 in Tesco.

#5 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

EA is the imperial enemy.

This is a war on gamers.

We need to insurge and bankrupt EA once and for all. Tear down its whole existence.

It begins now.

#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Technically Activision already did that with MW2. Then the supermarkets completely undercut them.

RRP is a weird thing here. It went back to £50 across the board with the 360, and while that was reflected in specialist retailers I've never paid more than £40 in Tesco.

So more or less they can raise it all they want but then the price will get slashed later on to make customers happy.

#7 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@darji said:

@the_laughing_man said:

Ya they removed online passes then knock up their price. Hopefully they are the only ones who do this.

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How is this a bump? In Germany and mostly in Tier 1 Europe it was 60 to 70 Euro for PS3/360 games.

Im just stating what the article says.

I am not saying anything against you. I am just saying that the article seems to be a bit wrong when I look at old prices.

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#8 Edited by ProfessorEss (7450 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

Hopefully they are the only ones who do this.

In would be surprised if there isn't a price hike across the board. Once that first company takes the heat for it it's pretty easy for everyone else to follow them.

There's been so much discussion about these new consoles but so little about software pricing. This is leading me to believe nothing creative is in the works and we're looking at another generation of flat fees and upset publishers when their 30 dollar product with a 60 dollar price tag fails to sell 5 million copies.

#9 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@evilnights said:

Technically Activision already did that with MW2. Then the supermarkets completely undercut them.

RRP is a weird thing here. It went back to £50 across the board with the 360, and while that was reflected in specialist retailers I've never paid more than £40 in Tesco.

So more or less they can raise it all they want but then the price will get slashed later on to make customers happy.

Difficult to say. In the last two years of the O.G. Xbox lifecycle we were getting new games for £30. In 1994 I paid £50 for the Mega Drive version of Mortal Kombat.

The video games industry is echoing the comics industry in ways I'd rather not think about; production costs go up but audiences don't necessarily rise with them. Logically they'll have to raise the selling price, but everyone's against that.

Basically, one day publishers are going to have to think long and hard about their business model, and it might be sooner than we think.

#10 Edited by FlipperDesert (2096 posts) -

And I'm sure when nobody buys them and the price drops two months later because of the short shelf life of retail games it won't mean much. Still, though; fuck that.

#11 Posted by MattyFTM (14417 posts) -

It's £55, not €55. i.e. 55 pounds on 55 euros.

It remains to be seen how much of a difference this actually makes, though. The retail market is incredibly competitive. They already undercut the £50 RRP by a decent amount. It's not unusual to see new releases for £35 in some shops. It's not like the US where every new release is $60 in every single shop for a certain time after release. All the shops try to undercut each other, which results in cheap(er) games.

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