Sony Reportedly Wanted To Charge More Than $70 Per Game!!! Would You Have Been Fine With That?

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Poll Sony Reportedly Wanted To Charge More Than $70 Per Game!!! Would You Have Been Fine With That? (75 votes)

Hell No! They're Crazy! 80%
Yes! With Increases In Tech Comes Increases In Pricing... 8%
I Wouldn't Have Been Fine With It But I Would've Kicked It Anyway :( 17%

I think I fall in categories 1 and 3 xD

I understand AAA games cost (roughly 25-50m this gen) and the cost will increase the bigger and graphically better they become but picture how much profit they're making per unit already?

Advertising is another factor but regardless, selling 4 million copies of a game at $60.00 brings in 240m. Even after advertising they're making well over a 100m in profit so I think charging more than $70 is just ridiculous.

That's my take on it. What's yours?

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#1  Edited By LouiXIII
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https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-reportedly-discussed-increasing-game-prices-above-70

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#2 hardwenzen  Online
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They wanted to charge $600 for the console as well. MS ruined everything.

I think that if they originally planned on selling the console for just $500, the price would've been revealed months before it did.

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#3 Pedro  Online
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Thank you Sony. We love paying more for your games. $70 is just too low. 😂

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#4 Archangel3371
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Damn. Well I would have certainly not liked it but I wouldn’t have not purchased games either. I would have just purchased fewer games at full price. They wouldn’t have gotten more money from me, I just would probably have fewer games. I guess options 1 and 3 fit for me.

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#5 blamix
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I'm not gonna lie games are just crazy expensive nowadays. But idc :D

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#6 HalcyonScarlet
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@Pedro said:

Thank you Sony. We love paying more for your games. $70 is just too low. 😂

It's pure arrogance. MS are giving games away on Gamepass, and Sony are like "we're so popular, we'll just raise our prices". Wtf!

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#7 Zero_epyon
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That would have made me wait after launch.

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#8 Epak_
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New games have been 69€ ($81) over here for a long time already :P

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#9  Edited By Telekill
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As I stated in various threads complaining about games increasing to $70... unlike Nintendo games, most other games drop in price within a few months... significantly. I'm not worried about it.

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#10 onesiphorus
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The higher price would be a reason to stop buying new games and wait until they are discounted at a latter time or buy them used, so I vote for the first answer.

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#11 Sollet
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Wtf no thanks.

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#12 Nonstop-Madness
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The increase to $70 was long overdue but, yeah, anything above that I think would be a real hard sell.

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#13 Howmakewood
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@Epak_ said:

New games have been 69€ ($81) over here for a long time already :P

and now they are asking 80€ for digital, godfall 79,95€ on psn, 59,95€ on EGS and you can get it from greenmangaming for -16% off... Looking forward to buy 0 digital ps5 games on launch lol

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#14 Jendeh
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I read this and wouldn't have been happy about it, but I assume that Sony picked up on a lot of people not being happy about it and backed down some. It doesn't bother me that they were "thinking" about something. Only the final action matters.

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#15 ButDuuude
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I’m not fine with $70 games, so hell no.

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#16 PC_Rocks
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I'll be totally okay with it because I don't buy Sony games.

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#17  Edited By Bluestars
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cows would...sony sales and pfofits are of huge importance to a sony fannyboy...and they sure like their teats squeezed for every drop

hah

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#18 firedrakes
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nope

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#19 kingtito
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@bluestars said:

cows would...sony sales and pfofits are of huge importance to a sony fannyboy...and they sure like their teats squeezed for every drop

hah

Yep, just like they complained for the entirety of gen 7 about LIVE fees only to welcome it when Sony started charging for online with PS4. Sony didn't even have the decency to let their fanbase know ahead of time.

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#20 mrbojangles25  Online
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I have a problem when games enter the realm of costing 1/5 as much as the console itself.

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#21 Chutebox  Online
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Nope, I'm not even ok with 70 bucks. Almost all my purchases will be used.

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#22 Ghost_of_Phobos
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Cows would thank Sony.

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#23 PimpHand_Gamer
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The price of games has been static for a long time, they are way over due for a hike. I remember when TG-16 games were $64.99 at Hills back in the early 90's lol.

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#24 Wiiboxstation
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They can price their games whatever they want to. I personally would only pay that much for a game that is either incredible or I know I'm going to play for 150 hours +.

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#25 I_P_Daily
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See this is what happens when you give Sony too much power.

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#26  Edited By Ezekiel43
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Considering overinflated budgets make most games safer, less experimental and, overall, worse, no. I'd go back to fifty dollars per game if they were forced to find ways to make them fun again with the smaller budgets.

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#27 Ezekiel43
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@i_p_daily said:

See this is what happens when you give Sony too much power.

They need a good competitor again. I like Nintendo, but they're off doing their own thing while Sony beats on MS.

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#28 warmblur  Online
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Sony is on crack.

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#29 I_P_Daily
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@ezekiel43 said:
@i_p_daily said:

See this is what happens when you give Sony too much power.

They need a good competitor again. I like Nintendo, but they're off doing their own thing while Sony beats on MS.

Sony is like a cult these days, Sony could shoot their mother and the person would say, oh she was getting old and didn't have many years left anyway.

So what we know now is that Sony's PS5 games will be $70, however on the SeX MS is only charging $60 for Gears Tactics, and they added a character & missions for the SeX launch.

So MS at this point is still charging the same, but $10 saving won't sway the cows over to MS, they're too far gone.

MS being humbled at the start of this gen has made them consumer friendly for the most part, Sony on the other hand are less consumer friendly.

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#30 briguyb13
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It's Sony, so whatever they say I must abide. I'd pay $1000 per game if they wanted me to.

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#31 pyro1245
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Oh people would buy that shit no question. Even for $100.

It's never a question of 'Are you okay with it'

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#32 VFighter
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So we're gonna throw fanboy fueled rants because of something Sony didn't do...gotcha.

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#33 tdkmillsy
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Sony had a conversation with themselves

We having a good time

YUP

How do we have a better time

CHARGE MORE MONEY

But we are for the gamer's

YUP FOR THE GAMER'S WITH MONEY

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#34 I_P_Daily
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@vfighter said:

So we're gonna throw fanboy fueled rants because of something Sony didn't do...gotcha.

They raised the prices to $70 this coming gen while MS only first party title release it still $60.

What do you say to that cow?

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#35 GirlUSoCrazy
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No, they need to find another way to get that money, like releasing the game in chapters or make expansions, or just rethink the game if it's too expensive. Somehow Rockstar can find a way to sell GTAV for $60 and somehow Square could sell FF7 for $40 or whatever back in the day, I think publishers can figure it out.

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#36 sirk1264
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Sony’s arrogance is approaching ps3 levels. Thank god for competition. Without it this would have happened. The PS5 is a nice system but if Sony had their way it would be DOA.

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#37 MakotoNiijima
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They are in Europe

Fucking bastards

Current Gen 49.99 and 59.99 USD

NExt gen 69.99 USD 69.99 EU

Thats fucking 90 DOLLARS!!

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#38 MakotoNiijima
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@sirk1264 said:

Sony’s arrogance is approaching ps3 levels. Thank god for competition. Without it this would have happened. The PS5 is a nice system but if Sony had their way it would be DOA.

This is why i'm getting a PS5 next year when Demons is gonna be 20 bucks used and some of their other exclusives will be half the price. Hopefully free on PSnow or Plus or something

Imagine paying fucking 70 dollars or 70 Euros for fucking GODFALL. Jesus Christ.

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#39 uninspiredcup
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Game prices have something something since something, in old times they use to cost something something, it's about time they raised something, even though they are making more money than ever, much of the money goes into marketing and many of the products are produced by cunts trying to get little kiddies into gambling and microtransaction or some such.

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#40 rzxv04
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FTS. Get losing them userbase.

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#41 GameboyTroy
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Hell no.

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#42 GameboyTroy
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@sirk1264 said:

Sony’s arrogance is approaching ps3 levels. Thank god for competition. Without it this would have happened. The PS5 is a nice system but if Sony had their way it would be DOA.

Sony has been acting different since their management changed for their Playstation division. I agree that their arrogance is getting close to PS3 levels.

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#43 Ghost120x
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Sony dumb for even bringing that to the table. They need to control their budgets and stop making movies.

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#44 LouiXIII
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@Epak_ said:

New games have been 69€ ($81) over here for a long time already :P

Damn bro...that's messed up

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#45 kingtito
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And cows wanted MS out the game...you need to thank MS for sticking around cause without them Sony would be taking all of it's fans to the cleaners and you know this.

Same could be said of MS so this isn't some fanboy rant. Competition is necessary and welcomed....well except from cows. They hate options (hahahaa ok that was faboying)

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#46 LouiXIII
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@ghost_of_phobos said:

Cows would thank Sony.

You guys ID me as a cow but I know I wouldn't. The only thanks they'd get from me is me pulling down my pants and telling them to kiss my narrow a$$ xD

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#47 MakotoNiijima
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@Ghost120x said:

Sony dumb for even bringing that to the table. They need to control their budgets and stop making movies.

Sony will never stop making games like TLOU2. TLOU3 will be $150 with new Neil Druckmann tax. Ultimate Abby edition for 500 bucks. Its a steal for such a masterpiece.

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#48 deactivated-5faad23a34ab6
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I'm not ok with it, but I'm not the type who buy games day 1.

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#49 firedrakes
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@GameboyTroy said:
@sirk1264 said:

Sony’s arrogance is approaching ps3 levels. Thank god for competition. Without it this would have happened. The PS5 is a nice system but if Sony had their way it would be DOA.

Sony has been acting different since their management changed for their Playstation division. I agree that their arrogance is getting close to PS3 levels.

it has and their fans are getting that way to(hard core ones)

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#50 adsparky
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If they could sell them for $100 they'll gladly do it. But they won't.