Xbox 360 game prices falling

Electronic Arts trims the cost of admission for a handful of games, Ubisoft and THQ lower one game apiece to $40.

With $59.99 price tags being the standard for next-generation games and the cost of the systems themselves going through the roof, penny-pinching gamers will no doubt be happy to see that what goes up can still come down. While Xbox 360 games like Rockstar's Table Tennis and Koei's Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires are being released for under $40, many of their once full-priced competitors are joining them in the low end of the system's pricing spectrum.

Electronic Arts has reduced the prices of the Xbox 360 launch titles Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, FIFA Soccer 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 at its official online store. All of those titles, as well as the more recently released Burnout Revenge, have been marked down to $39.95.

EA isn't the only company cutting costs for consumers. THQ's The Outfit is now being offered from the publisher's Web site for $39.99, and Ubisoft is selling Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie for $39.99 at its own online store.

All of these price cuts are also being mirrored on a number of retail Web sites.

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manishpab
manishpab

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tomeriksen
tomeriksen

When I buy a game. How much does the developer have to pay the XBOX franchise?

trancecontrol
trancecontrol

To my knowledge the price of next gen software titles from PS3 will cost $59.99. Currently BD-R and BD-RW formats are priced at $19.99 (go check amazon) also you can pre-order PS3 games from ebgames for the price of $59.99. There are two pages of listed games, its documented proof PS3 titles won't go beyond $59.99 unless Sony says otherwise.

FrostyMilk
FrostyMilk

man, and i just bought Table tennis... o well

exeeded_limit
exeeded_limit

yes... now no more very expensive means more money for me.

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

is this gonna be how the old gen greatest hits was 20 bucks.

WillT12345
WillT12345

"this will probably help, especially when ps3 games start coming out for $65+" You're right, chris. I'm rather curious about why there hasn't been talk of PS3 games being more than $59.99 due to the cost of Blu-ray media... If a blank disc is $30-40 and movies retail for $40-50 then the games will certainly cost more. Maybe as high as $70... " You guys forget that the PS3 can read DVD aswell, Im sure they will only put games on Blue Ray if they need to.

NewRecruit_HDTV
NewRecruit_HDTV

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NewRecruit_HDTV
NewRecruit_HDTV

After getting used to buying new and used games at 20$ or less It's just painfull (at least for my wallet) to get a new 60$ game. But 40$ for Revenge... my wallet can handle that.

Sweendrix
Sweendrix

Sweet...Burnout Revenge for 40 bucks! I think I might just head on down to Wally world and pick it up. FREAKIN SWEET!

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

well, Burnout Revenge will soon be gotten now that the price has dropped.

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

It's just their way of doing a greatest hits without stating it as a greatest hits, haha

enoslives7
enoslives7

Soon the 360 games will be in the bargain bin alongside the xbox games. When the PS3 comes out, it will be lights out (again) for microsoft.

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

Hurray for lower prices making games more accessable to poor college students! Too bad not a single title mentioned in this article has me interested... Although I am angry that I paid not ten but $20 more for the 360 version of X-Men III... If I had known that I probably would have gotten the regualr Xbox version since the game's lackluster presentation doesn't justify its price... and why is Tomb Raider Legends for the PC $20 less than the 360? Somehow I think there's some serious price gauging going on here... Still TR at least ended up being fun, X-men could have used some more poish as it was too short, and there's no excuse for its still cut scenes. It was obvious that it cost next to nothing to make this game, so why, exactly was it $60?

bunty_007
bunty_007

Microsoft wants that Bunty should buy X360 but I dont want it yet!

kumakay
kumakay

It's about time. Here in Canada Xbox 360 games are roughly $70 without taxes.

TVR_Fan
TVR_Fan

Yum prices dropping for 360 games is sweet.

belgarath2323
belgarath2323

"this will probably help, especially when ps3 games start coming out for $65+" You're right, chris. I'm rather curious about why there hasn't been talk of PS3 games being more than $59.99 due to the cost of Blu-ray media... If a blank disc is $30-40 and movies retail for $40-50 then the games will certainly cost more. Maybe as high as $70...

bobbagoose
bobbagoose

In Tesco all prices for 360 games are under

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

this will probably help, especially when ps3 games start coming out for $65+

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Table Tennis is definetly no a cheap/weak budget game. I dont know why they did it, many will think its a stupid game like Dynasty Warroirs 5 Empires. Hey, where is Oblivion? Or GRAW?

RazMasters
RazMasters

Yeah, I bought "Burnout: Revenge" because of this. It's nice. Tecmo really needs to drop the price on "Dead or Alive 4", though. It's not like DOA4 is $60 worth of deep, perplexing combat nuances or anything. Plus it was a much-lauded title and one of the few available for a while; I'm sure they've made their money back on it by now.

ghostadv
ghostadv

Wow, the outfit's price sure dropped quick

Tommi88
Tommi88

this is really good news! :D but can't wait til ps3 is released :P then the games will be even lower that will be awesome!! :D or is it just the console price?

2x4b96123
2x4b96123

This happens every gen when a new system launches, when the XBOX launched there were still PS2 launch games selling for $110AUD. It's also funny hearing you Americans complaining about paying $60 for a game when we have been paying $100AUD= $75 US for new release games last gen and now for the 360 the games are selling up to $120AUD= $90 US Although the first party Microsoft games only cost $100

ocdog45
ocdog45

that pisses me off so much. i just got fifa. o well

ErrorMacro1
ErrorMacro1

Why is this news? When games get old their price does down.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Well, this is because these games have been released for a while. Not much of a price drop. More of a greatest hits type thing.

Mr_Flesh
Mr_Flesh

Like I said last year on another board..... I'm betting microsoft is gonna price drop and halo3 release on PS3 opening day..........I personally think they'd be foolish not to.

thekey
thekey

YES!!! More 360 gaming for me!

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

yea me too i am a money driven whore and this sounds ok

cartmanstein
cartmanstein

I am a poor person. That's why I don't hate EA any more.

IcemanX5
IcemanX5

Next Gen games should be Current Gen prices, it would sell more. Example I downloaded Tomb Raider: Legend demo on my 360 then when it was release I bought it for the PS2 on sale for 40 bucks new. I hope your reading this Microsoft.

Kartel101
Kartel101

SWEET!! This is great (Thank God for the power of competition). Now i know for sure that Sony wont be the dominant force it was in the coming console war, they were stupid from the start to force this expensive machine unto the market. Such a stupid mistake to make on their part, I mean for the past 2 generations they dominated with a console that was not the most powerful out there. Dont they see that the most expensive consoles in the past have not dominated (actually they all flopped). I'm not saying that Sony will definately flop but I'm sure that they wont be number one this time around.

XAF1
XAF1

I will admit when I saw a couple of these games at my local Best Buy store this week I automatically picked them up. I would be fine with the 49.95 range for the majority of the games. I have to admit that the $59.95 price point has forced me to be more picky about which games I buy. Where as when they were $39.95 to $49.95 I could let a B- to C game slide on previous consoles and buy it for full price. Now if it doesn't look or feel next-gen or at least score an A++ to a B++ or Maybe B- I'm not paying $59.95 for it. I look at games like I do most achievements. If you put your all into developing a good game and it's a really good game or even really fun game then it is possibly worth my money. I Don't care for mediocrity; it's too highly over rated and taken as a rule of thumb for many.

Liquid_Courage
Liquid_Courage

sweet mother of Jesus games that are not being bought up are being sold at a lower price, this is clearly earrth shattering news. Now, I wonder when the anti-Christ will make his apperance because something of this magnitude could not happen unless it was the end of the world!!!

gamerdude27
gamerdude27

Definitely some good news. Now I can finally pick up Burnout.

samekila
samekila

yes !!! good for me $59 has been killing me I only have 12 games so far for the 360 now I can get more

mamodoking
mamodoking

How is paying $40.00 for a older game good news? It's still not worth it.

revelations
revelations

Go get Burnout guys, its totally awsome.

kingofps3
kingofps3

this was going that happen sooner or later.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

oh wow look rubbish from EA is getting cheaper. Dreamcast.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

This is a good break. At least EA has some prices falling. Hopefully other companies will follow this example.

mgsseries4life
mgsseries4life

reece590, are out of ur mind? just tell me? who told u that PS3 games are gonna be 80$? oh u dreamed about it? then it'S okay cause they arent going to be more than 60$. Period