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Microsoft's Xbox One games to be priced at $60

Microsoft has said that first-party Xbox One games will be priced at $59.99. A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Polygon that Microsoft Studios games on the new console will carry the same manufacturer's suggested retail price as Xbox 360 titles have this generation.

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton recently told CNBC that PS4 game prices will range from $.99 to $60 games, although SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida wouldn’t confirm this in an interview with Kotaku. Activision and Ubisoft also declined to offer software pricing plans, although we presume they'll follow the platform holders' guidance.

During an E3 2013 analyst call last week, EA COO Peter Moore said he doesn't expect software prices to increase next-gen, noting: "You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it's a $60 price point."

Last Monday, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One will launch in 21 markets this November priced at £430 / $500. The following day, Sony revealed the actual PS4 hardware for the first time at its E3 press conference, where it also announced a Christmas release date and a PS4 price of £349 / €399 / $399.

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14 comments

  • PatHan-bHai - June 18, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    Aren't most games today priced at 50-60 Dollars anyway?
  • RazorMcRazor - June 17, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    I was hoping that because of all of the digital downloads and always online checks and restricted used games, the price of games for Xbox One will be considerably less. This seems like the last straw for me as a consumer, Xbox is fading away for me at the moment. Who know's I might pick one up a few years down the line but for instant next gen lovliness, it's looking like PS4.
  • pokepark7 - June 17, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    60 bucks!!! what am i made out of money? man! next gen. technology is expensive :P
  • jh4911 - June 17, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Obscene pricing is obscene. It would be interesting if to see how much valve sell with steam. I know when it is a sale I buy like crazy and I often make impulse purchases. I NEVER do that at a shop where the price is £40-50. Better value, better service = more profit and less piracy.
  • larkan - June 17, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Sad that they don't realize they could eliminate used game sales AND increase profits by eliminating DRM completely and selling new games at $30. They would easily sell triple or quadruple the amount, and no one would even bother trading games in.
  • awesomesauce - June 17, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    How would eliminating DRM decrease used game sales? The reason Used games exist is because of lack of DRM
  • Swedish_Chef - June 17, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    And yet games will still cost up to twice that over here... ;_; *Australian world problems.*
  • Shinn - June 17, 2013 10:11 p.m.

    Not just that, whenever they say "no price increase in the USA," it usually means "we'll be increasing prices in Aus/NZ to keep prices down in the USA."
  • shawksta - June 17, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    EA being EA
  • talexe - June 17, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    No surprise here; even PC games come out at full ticket price at launch. What'll be interesting to see is whether Microsoft can capitalise on their tightly-controlled digital distribution system (the one that's caused all this pain) and offer up some Steam-like sales! I can only hope.
  • Talvari - June 17, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    ...EA really believe they can squeeze $90 out of someone for a single game purchase? Yeah they're out of their minds. Complete idiocy :|
  • GoldenEagle1476 - June 17, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Battlefield 3 has a few expansion packs at $15 each, so they're already able to do it :P

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