#1 Edited by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

I just noticed that there was a tab for PS4 on amazon and when I went there they already had PS4 confirmed games listed to pre-order for $100 each with PC/current gen listed at the usual price. Any ideas what's going on? Did I miss the news story about games getting a price hike? If its true then I hope PC doesn't get jacked up there too as $100 is way too much money, and if they stay at the current $50 why would anyone pay twice as much for the same game?

#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Place holders. Click 360 for Watch Dogs and the price is normal.

#3 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2418 posts) -

They are placeholders because nobody really knows how much games will be.

#4 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

Those aren't real prices. Games will probably still be $60. However, Amazon is just covering their ass in case prices do go up.

#5 Posted by ShaggE (6717 posts) -

This happens with every new platform. Just retailers covering their asses to avoid an unexpected hike or drop in game prices.

#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -
#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@epicsteve: @oscar__explosion: Why placeholder so high and not keep it as is?

Because then if people pre order and the price goes up Amazon has to give it to them at the lower price.

#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

@epicsteve: @oscar__explosion: Why placeholder so high and not keep it as is?

If people preorder at $60, and the final price ends up being higher, Amazon would have to honour the $60 price. They set the placeholder price at $100 so that can't happen.

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#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: They do? I thought you didn't get charged until the day it ships so if the price changed it wouldn't matter. Never pre-ordered on there as their shipping is terrible and I wouldn't get the game until several days to a week after it comes out.

#10 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: They do? I thought you didn't get charged until the day it ships so if the price changed it wouldn't matter. Never pre-ordered on there as their shipping is terrible and I wouldn't get the game until several days to a week after it comes out.

You cant offer a pre order and then hike the price up. Illegal big time.

#11 Edited by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: They do? I thought you didn't get charged until the day it ships so if the price changed it wouldn't matter. Never pre-ordered on there as their shipping is terrible and I wouldn't get the game until several days to a week after it comes out.

If the price goes down, you get charged the lower amount. But if the price goes up, they honour the price they said.

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#12 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

Yeah, the whole reason being they set a place holder price that's unrealistic so Amazon doesn't get fucked.

#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -
#14 Edited by Winternet (8055 posts) -

Didn't the crew just went over this on the bombcast? Anyway, this has been like this for the last few months.