Microsoft's Xbox One games will be $60

Xbox maker confirms its titles will be sold for current-generation standard; other publishers have yet to discuss pricing.

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Microsoft's Xbox One games will retail for $60, the same price as Xbox 360 titles, the publisher has confirmed.

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This pricing will put Xbox One games level with PlayStation 4 titles, as PlayStation executive Jack Tretton said in February that PS4 titles will max out at $60.

Other publishers--like Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft--have yet to disclose pricing information for their next-generation games.

Industry analyst Michael Pachter in March predicted that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles would follow the previous generation in jumping by $10 from $60 to $70.

The Xbox One ($500) and PS4 ($400) launch later this year.

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Here's what really ticks me off, I have spend $60 on a xbox or playstation game, when i can get the exact same game new on PC for $30. All your paying for is the Xbox/PS logo on the box, it doesn't cost any more to produce console games than it does PC games.

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@Parelinor The reason that console games are more expensive is that the publisher must pay a royalty to the platform owner. This royalty does not exist for PC games. Publishers are happy to pay this royalty since it is easier to market to console gamers than to PC gamers.

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@Parelinor Good point... this might be the catalyst to reignite PC gaming?

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@Parelinor

That is not true for new games. PC games do drop a little quicker and with steam sales you can get a great price on PC games, but you still have to wait a while. It took Skyrim over a year to finally drop in price for the PC and now more and more PC games start at $60 when released.

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Edited By Coolspot18

@Kurushio @Parelinor Even new games are priced ~$10.00 less on PC vs console, i.e. $49.99 vs $59.99.

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@kidnatural @Coolspot18 Couldn't agree more!! Only thing On-line stores have to deal with is warehousing, minimal staff. No excuse for it to be as expensive as retail. Should be even cheaper for digital dlc vs. disk!

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@Coolspot18 Some are priced less, some are priced the same. He was saying that "more and more" PC games are being released at the same cost of the console version. That much is true.

I personally think digital copies should clearly cost less, or at the very least, drop in price sooner than the disk version.

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Difference is you'll spend $60 to own a PS4 game, and $60 to rent a Xbox One game

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@JangoF-76 More like u will Rent PS4 games and buy Xbox games since Xbox games have DRM, oh wait PS4 3rd party games will also feature DRM my mistake.

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@jayjay444 @JangoF-76

What are you talking about?

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Edited By FULGOREY2K

LOL

if they game me the PC that they used instead of the XBOX ONE i will gladly pay for one

and its games

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Xbox-One-Games-E3-Were-Running-Windows-7-With-Nvidia-GTX-Cards-56737.html



cause the hardware of the XBOX ONE is a faulty one

http://www.lazytechguys.com/featured/rumor-microsoft-having-problems-with-xbox-one-architecture/



Even M$ doesn't like Win 8....and its an O.S. that will be in every XBOX ONE.....FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@FULGOREY2K only game to run on PC was Lococycle

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@wiiutroll @FULGOREY2K wrong.

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@FULGOREY2K So, you like using rumors to defend arguments? Hahaha

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Edited By GOGOHeadray

Well at least this ends the myth that DRM for consoles will result in cheaper games.

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@GOGOHeadray It might not be day 1. It could be like steam where the games still start at 50-60, but within 2 months, drop very quickly.

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@colt_a @GOGOHeadray Microsoft would be singing to the roofs if that was to occur. Fact is consoles are a closed system with no incentive to lower prices since consumers have no choice but to buy games through that platform. Price drops for console games are a myth since people are directly comparing it to a PC ecosystem which is far different from consoles.

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Wait, wasn't the whole purpose of having the DRM system is, according to publishers, to stop piracy and to loss of sales with used games? Yet Microsoft have all this restriction put in place and still have the audacity to charge 60 dollars for a digital game? They had an opportunity here to have the cheapest games but once again their greed go in the way.

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I remember when comes used to be $70-$90 back in the 90s and 80s. Good times.

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@HenrySix lol, I remember buying Wave Race 64 from Circuit City for $100

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@HenrySix Yes, but back then, games came on a ROM cartridge (expensive) and had non-existent DRM!

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GAMERS ARE CHEAP ASS DOUCHEBAGS!.

When are "gamers" gonna realize that the xb1 isn't for you! It's for me (have money, don't complain about every little thing, and can see what MS is doing in the future). MS is tired of dealing with bitchy basement mamas boys.

I've been gaming for over 35 years and cannot wait for xb1. I want AAA games. I want to follow my fantasy teams. I want to use skype. Can't wait to check out Illumaroom.

Gamers and ps fanboys, go and eat a shit sandwich will ya!

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@maxload70

I also have enough money to buy both consoles day one like I have for most generation. But I'm not buying this XBOX. Im making a stand and want MS to know that I don't agree with their policies.

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@maxload70 I have lots of money too, but I don't needlessly fling it around.

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@maxload70 also how much did microscam pay you to say that? They're not fooling anyone dude..
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Edited By COPMAN221ISBACK

@maxload70 WOW you certainly are a dumb ass and no gamer like you claim. How good is your game collection for the xbone going to be when you can't check in to play them? Nice paper weight and coasters. You are exactly the idiot Microscam wants buying their POS system. Enjoy

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@COPMAN221ISBACK Your slightly out of touch with reality. M'soft has back-flipped on their decision to have a 24hr check-in. There's zero accuracy to your argument! You lack any credibility!

There are plenty of policies that I loath about M'soft! But they've got their tail between their legs, having the need to admit that not all was well with customer opinion. So some of their policies have changed.

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Edited By freedom01  Moderator

@maxload70 ....for someone who is over 35 years old, you sound like a 12 year.

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@maxload70 The irony is that the only people who can afford an Xbox One are people living in their parents basement... Anyways gotta ask, are you a troll, or a mindless fanboy?

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for games you dont even own

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@CDWJUSTIN Technically, you don't own any software or games on any consoles.

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Genuinely shocked to not see prices go up.

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@nechiken but dont forget you dont own them now lol

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first i told everybody the new consoles weren't going to be 7-800 dollars,then i told people the games were proabably gooing to stay at 60....idk why it was so hard to belive

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$40 and we'll talk.

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come over to PS4 xbox gamers, your console is dead lol

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$60??? Man, game rental prices have really skyrocketed.

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At least MS did one thing right by not increasing the game prices. But still wondering if I should buy the Xbox or just be smart and go for the PS4.


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@ranbir_flame The smart thing would be to get the one that has the games you most want to play.

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@RepoxMan1225 Thats the problem. I love the xbox exclusives but I still love some of the PS4 ones..Soo confused..Oh well..The next few months will tell whether I buy the Xbox or the PS4.

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I think I'll buy a PS4 AND 1 game for $460 instead of an XboxOne with 0 games for $500 :p

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You left out taxes! Remember that organization that takes a cut from every single sales transaction even tho they have nothing to do with the product.

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@BLaverock Yep. Me too. As soon as I get this job I just interviewed for, I'm preordering a PS4.

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see now im a pc gamer also i have steam games quite alot but they where cheap thing about digital games you dont own it they can take it off you whenever they like now paying such a high price for something you dont physically own is unacceptable to me

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It's good to see they aren't moving up to $70. Hopefully digital copies will run for a bit less than this.

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If Microsoft carries on with the stupid DRM, they should sell games at lower prices than on PS4.

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