We've previously reported on Sony claiming that first party PlayStation 4 games would remain $59.99; likewise, we've seen other publishers, such as Ubisoft, price their PlayStation 4 games at $59.99, on par with the current generation. However, this may quickly be changing thanks to Electronic Arts. After all, who else would you expect to be the first to make a gamer's life difficult?
In a newly-breaking story, there is now confirmation that Electronic Arts will not be pricing their PS4 games at $59.99, instead opting for a $20 increase for a whopping $79.99 per game.
This news comes by way of UK retailer GAME, who confirms that Electronic Arts has set a retail price of £54.99 for their games, which translates into roughly $79.99 in the United States.
This is the beginning of a slippery slope; should EA still sell their games decently at $80, expect every other publisher to want a piece of the $20 pie. As one of the largest publishers in the gaming world, EA dictates what all the other publishers can get away with. Naturally, Electronic Arts has not issued a statement regarding this news.
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Article by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 7/17/2013
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