Battlefield 2042 is $70 on XBox Series S/X but only $59.99 on PC Steam am I missing something?

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#1 ZeroTheHero
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https://www.gamespot.com/articles/battlefield-2042-preorders-are-live-multiple-editions-and-bonuses-up-for-grabs/1100-6492580/

I thought games on Xbox were still going to be $60 across the board with PC/Steam? We were told Sony is the only one who charges the 10 dollars extra fee by many users on here.

I know publishers decide the prices but users on here need to stop calling out Sony when Xbox games like this and others are $70.

PC's can be stronger than next gen consoles so $59.99 on Steam is cheaper for a possible better version than Xbox which doesn't make any sense.

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#2 Pedro
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Folks wanted to pay more for games, so developers listened. 😂

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Of course the peasants get taxed. They're peasants. Paying taxes is why they exist.

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#4 Archangel3371
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It just means that it’s top quality bro. 😅

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#5 JasonOfA36
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I blame cows. Now, most publishers will follow suit because it works. It's gonna affect sale prices too.

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#6 mrbojangles25
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Oh, this is fucking rich. I love this.

All you console bootlickers made your bed, now you have to sleep in it lol.

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#7 SOedipus
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@mrbojangles25 said:

Oh, this is fucking rich. I love this.

All you console bootlickers made your bed, now you have to sleep in it lol.

lol

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#8  Edited By Pedro
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Correct me if I am wrong but the PS5 version doesn't include the PS4 version. So if you get the PS5 version with the intention of migrating to the PS5 later, you will have to get the PS4 and PS5 versions separately.🤔

It looks like it is the same for Xbox unless you get the gold version for $90.

I am not entirely sure. The website is stating the $70 is available for both One and Series.

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#9  Edited By vl4d_l3nin
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Sorry cows, looks like getting reamed by global corporations is no longer exclusive to Sony.

Y'all should moo at Jim Ryan to increase the price of Sony Exclusives to $80

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#10 hardwenzen
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I mean, this game will be so much better on pc that its like comparing last gen to current gen.

The game will be at least 25% off on cdkeys
You have access to nvidia freestyle/reshade for much better clarity
Being able to lower graphical setting for better clarity
Easy 144fps+ with no muddy dynamic resolution crap
Free online
Have access to the controller if you want to abuse the aim assist which i assume will be intense just like in CoD


Why even think of getting the console version?

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Welp. Sony lost another exclusive.

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#12  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@zerothehero: Third parties can charge whatever they want on all platforms. There's 3rd party PS5 games for $60 and Series games for $70. NBA 2k21 was also $70 on Series.

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#14  Edited By ZeroTheHero
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@Pedro said:

Correct me if I am wrong but the PS5 version doesn't include the PS4 version. So if you get the PS5 version with the intention of migrating to the PS5 later, you will have to get the PS4 and PS5 versions separately.🤔

From what I've seen it looks like the $70 version is ONLY the Series S/X (like Devil May Cry 5)...so if you want to play both XB1 and Series X you need to buy the 90 dollar Gold version for XB1 or PS4 which includes the cross-gen bundle.

Companies are getting good at milking the most out of gamers. I'm personally not into Battlefield so I can easily pass on this.

This will probably be 30 bucks on black Friday for people who like it but want a sale. This game probably goes free to play or something eventually just milking the most upfront from die hards day one I'd guess.

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@SOedipus said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

Oh, this is fucking rich. I love this.

All you console bootlickers made your bed, now you have to sleep in it lol.

lol

lil bit of schadenfreude from time to time isn't such a bad thing.

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#16 sakaiXx
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I am somehow not surprised EA not charge the extra $10 on PC. Battlefield has a large PC userbase and EA probably wants to keep their largest base happy while console users more readily accepted the price increase.

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@vl4d_l3nin said:

Sorry cows, looks like getting reamed by global corporations is no longer exclusive to Sony.

Y'all should moo at Jim Ryan to increase the price of Sony Exclusives to $80

They'll keep going up as long as they keep getting away with it. And there's enough stupid people to buy it so that they will.

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#18 ZeroTheHero
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@sakaixx said:

I am somehow not surprised EA not charge the extra $10 on PC. Battlefield has a large PC userbase and EA probably wants to keep their largest base happy while console users more readily accepted the price increase.

The worst thing is its hard for console gamers to find the new consoles as PS5/Series X are sold out.

So they might get stuck buying the last gen version and if they want the free upgrade they have to buy the gold version for $90 instead of $70....gamers getting nickel dimed on consoles.

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#19 Howmakewood
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60€on steam, 80€ on psn, ridiculous

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#20 GameboyTroy
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This is bad. They are charging $70 USD for the next gen versions of the game.

https://wccftech.com/battlefield-2042-announced-coming-on-october-22nd-no-single-player/

The standard one will be priced at $59.99 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while the price for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X goes up to $69.99

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#21 SOedipus
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@mrbojangles25 said:
@SOedipus said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

Oh, this is fucking rich. I love this.

All you console bootlickers made your bed, now you have to sleep in it lol.

lol

lil bit of schadenfreude from time to time isn't such a bad thing.

Not at all, I agree.

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#22 palasta
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The lower price is to compensate for the cheater infestation.

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#23 R4gn4r0k
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Please don't complain bro, PC gamers are paying 3K for a new GPU. Makes next gen games look like peanuts.

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#24  Edited By Sancho_Panzer
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Wait, so it's not as simple as "AAA publishers" being the big bad villains here?

I mean, not to suggest that the whole hardware industry is a bunch of effective duopolies, but it's almost like there's no real competition at all between these walled ecosystem AMD boxes. Almost like one group of investors could have some kind of interest in eliminating real, open competition and eventually skinning customers alive all for themselves.

But who could that be, and why don't they have any real competition?

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@Pedro said:

Folks wanted to pay more for games, so developers listened. 😂

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#26 KazumaKiryu21
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@SOedipus said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

Oh, this is fucking rich. I love this.

All you console bootlickers made your bed, now you have to sleep in it lol.

lol

lol

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lol. Have fun, console gamers.

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@hardwenzen: I am confused, haven’t you defended Sonys price increase with higher price equals higher quality?? Based on that shouldn’t the console version by default be better??

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Same reason PC games were $50 while console games were $60 a couple of generations back: everyone wants more money, but the difference is platform holder licensing fee.

As for why last gen versions don't cost as much: a) consumer expectations, and b) to create sense of greater value in the current gen versions. Again, everyone wants more money, so they're hoping to normalise $70 games as quickly as possible.

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@zerothehero said:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/battlefield-2042-preorders-are-live-multiple-editions-and-bonuses-up-for-grabs/1100-6492580/

I thought games on Xbox were still going to be $60 across the board with PC/Steam? We were told Sony is the only one who charges the 10 dollars extra fee by many users on here.

I know publishers decide the prices but users on here need to stop calling out Sony when Xbox games like this and others are $70.

PC's can be stronger than next gen consoles so $59.99 on Steam is cheaper for a possible better version than Xbox which doesn't make any sense.

It is not MS making the price point it is EA

People need to speak with their wallets .. this is pure unadulterated price gouging by EA

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Can we all pretend to be big ballers now?

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@regnaston said:
@zerothehero said:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/battlefield-2042-preorders-are-live-multiple-editions-and-bonuses-up-for-grabs/1100-6492580/

I thought games on Xbox were still going to be $60 across the board with PC/Steam? We were told Sony is the only one who charges the 10 dollars extra fee by many users on here.

I know publishers decide the prices but users on here need to stop calling out Sony when Xbox games like this and others are $70.

PC's can be stronger than next gen consoles so $59.99 on Steam is cheaper for a possible better version than Xbox which doesn't make any sense.

It is not MS making the price point it is EA

People need to speak with their wallets .. this is pure unadulterated price gouging by EA

I guess EA didn't learn from the last boycott that resulted in a loss of about 70% of their stock value around 2013.

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@zerothehero: Hmmm, you look familiar, I just can't remember where? Anyway, I'm getting off track. PC has always been independent and free from nasty corp. console publishers. For PC gamers, there always will be coupons/price cuts/deals available for most if not all games. Just not when they are out immediately, except in few cases. I think it is mostly console gamers who are screwed way more, but PS/Xbox stores do have price cuts as well after several months.

I don't remember the last time I bought a PC game at $60, even when buying games day 1 there are always sites offering sales to lower them to like $45 or $50. So I guess for the very few games I'm impatient for, I'll be paying around $55 to $60, everything else I'll wait until it's $20 or less.

@br0kenrabbit said:

Of course the peasants get taxed. They're peasants. Paying taxes is why they exist.

  • Console corp executive: Lets double the taxes on next-gen consoles because we can.
  • Console corp executive 2: What about PC gamers?
  • Console corp executive 3: We can't, PC is an open-house independent and besides, PC gamers will just go places like CDKey/Greenmangaming for the right price. Either way, we lose.

Gotta love those PC privileges😁

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Once upon a time, MS said "we're gonna charge for online because that's what the joy of playing with whiny randos costs" and Sony was like "stick with us, Xantu, our weird randos are free! (*hand over mic* Smithers, prepare a paid service)"

Then Sony was like "we're gonna charge 70 because that's what games cost!" and all the other game companies were like "nah that's just a Sony thing (*hand over mic* Smithers, prepare the price hike)"

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GamePass FTW. :P

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Battlefield 2042 is currently the second best selling PS5 game on Amazon right now. So I guess the gamers have spoken.

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Console tax.

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#38 NathanDrakeSwag  Online
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Battlefailed sucks. Lol at EA trying to cash in on Sony's success.

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Amazon.

Battlefield 2042 - Xbox One

Visit the Electronic Arts StorePlatform : Xbox One


Price:$59.99

Pre-order Price Guarantee. Details

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#40 PSP107
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@sakaixx: "while console users more readily accepted the price increase."

What does that say about console gamers?

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#41  Edited By Gym_Lion
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@PSP107 said:

@sakaixx: "while console users more readily accepted the price increase."

What does that say about console gamers?

Big Ballers.

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I guess MS didn’t want to be a hero and charge 60, but instead copied Sony .

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@gym_lion said:
@PSP107 said:

@sakaixx: "while console users more readily accepted the price increase."

What does that say about console gamers?

Big Ballers.

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@daredevils2k said:

I guess MS didn’t want to be a hero and charge 60, but instead copied Sony .

Does MS set the price of EA games?

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@hardwenzen: But, then I'd have to play it on a PC. Ugh - who wants to do that...

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#46 Archangel3371
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Didn’t Activision already do this with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War? Third parties set their own prices. 🤷‍♂️

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@djoffer123 said:

@hardwenzen: I am confused, haven’t you defended Sonys price increase with higher price equals higher quality?? Based on that shouldn’t the console version by default be better??

$70=quality. End of the story.

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@dabear said:

@hardwenzen: But, then I'd have to play it on a PC. Ugh - who wants to do that...

Difference?

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@daredevils2k said:

I guess MS didn’t want to be a hero and charge 60, but instead copied Sony .

are you truly this dense? You do know that MS does not set the prices of games they do not publish..right???

This is not a MS game it is an EA game.

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#50 Pedro
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@hardwenzen said:
@djoffer123 said:

@hardwenzen: I am confused, haven’t you defended Sonys price increase with higher price equals higher quality?? Based on that shouldn’t the console version by default be better??

$70=quality. End of the story.

You mean quality that you won't buy. 😂