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PlayStation 4 game prices range from 99 cents to $60 according to Tretton

Those with worries that next-gen game pricing will see a hike might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. According to comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton, the top end of AAA game pricing doesn't currently look set for an increase with the advent of the PS4.

Sony's new console, announced on Wednesday (all details right here) should have a wider spread of game pricing models lower down though, with Tretton referencing an overall pricing spread from 99 cents to $60. 

Add the PS4's vaunted openness to free-to-play gaming and you have a theoretical range of 0 - $60. While these numbers aren't likely 100% official or completely set in stone at the moment, it seems that something rather similar to the current norm is certainly within Sony's general thinking, whatever inflated pre-order prices some online retailers might currently be touting. 

12 comments

  • brickman409 - February 22, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    I think this game streaming service is sony's plan on limited used games, I don't think that they will implement anything to block used games, like how everyone rumored. but I think the ease of use from this streaming service might get people away from physical games which will limit used games. It would be smart move by sony, and somewhat similar to Valve's philosophy on piracy.
  • PatHan-bHai - February 22, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    In Pakistan, you can get a PS3 game for about 3500 Rs which, if converted to US $, makes about $35 so we have it easy here :P
  • BladedFalcon - February 22, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    Sounds fair. I mean, for one, it's nice to see they aren't elevating the price cap, and the fact taht they are mentioning prices as low as 99. cents is a good thing, minis or otherwise.
  • ultimatepunchrod - February 22, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    This is really good news. I wouldn't mind paying $70 for a game, but I would have to significantly limit the number of games I could play, which would be a bummer.
  • TheDestructiveOne - February 22, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    The price for the PS4 version of Watch Dogs is listed as $100 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Dogs-Xbox-360/dp/B00BGD6LMG/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1361549508&sr=1-2&keywords=watch+dogs
  • CUFCfan616 - February 22, 2013 6:27 a.m.

    So in Australia we can look forward to the usual 100% markup. Hooray for $109 games. Hooray for $150 limited editions. Hooray for every software company ripping off Australians just because.
  • pl4y4h - February 22, 2013 11:02 a.m.

    i'm so sorry. Good god that sounds terrible
  • taokaka - February 22, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    And on top of that the PS4 is estimated at EB to cost $899.
  • Kose - February 22, 2013 5:59 a.m.

    in my country, a ps3 game costs at minimum $80... :s
  • DragonLord23 - February 22, 2013 5:25 a.m.

    I can live with this, but how is the price set is to be determined.
  • KA87 - February 22, 2013 5:21 a.m.

    I can live with $60, but lets hope that they all just cost 99 cents. :)
  • Cyberninja - February 22, 2013 3:54 a.m.

    I can live with that.

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