Electronic Arts has yet to decide on next-generation pricing. Chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference today that he expects software costs for consumers to follow past trends.
"I think typically at the start of a cycle you've seen the pricing raise to $69 for a core piece of software and then over the life of those it's drifted down to the introduction price, typically now around $59," he said. "We haven't yet set pricing on our [next-generation games], but you'll probably see a similar trend during the start of the next cycle."
An EA representative confirmed with GameSpot that Jorgensen misspoke during his presentation, meaning to use examples of $59 and $49, not $69 and $59.
SCEA CEO Jack Tretton said last week that PlayStation 4 titles will max out at $60, putting to rest any speculation that games for Sony's future platform may cost $10 more than PlayStation 3 titles.
Microsoft has yet to announce its rumored next-generation platform.