PS3 Games to Cost More Than $59.99?
1up.com is running an article with a quote from Kaz Hirai from PSM that say’s PS3 games could cost more than $59.99. Apparently Mr Hirai told the magazine:
“So, what I can say now is, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to think that we could suddenly turn around and say “PS3 games now $99.99″ I don’t think the consumers expect the software pricing to suddenly be double. So, if it becomes a bit higher than fifty-nine bucks don’t ding me, but, again, as I said, I don’t expect it to be a hundred bucks.”
If PS3 games do end up being more than $59.99 or Â£49.99 in my world, I would definitley not buy any games at that price. I know using BD will probably cost more to produce but Sony has to be realistic & not price the games higher than it’s main rival the 360. It might get away with charging more for the hardware but I don’t need to be a psychic to know that a lot of people would be put off from buying games if they cost more than $59.99 and Â£49.99.
I won’t pay more than Â£30 for games on PS2 & I haven’t done for the past 2 years & I know a lot of people who won’t pay more than Â£30, so charging Â£20+ more for PS3 games will alienate a lot of people. They might get away with charging $64.99 for games in North America but if games went over Â£49.99 in the U.K. that would definitley put people off from purchasing a PS3. Maybe not the hardcore gamers but a lot of the casual gamers would definitley not want to pay Â£425 for the hardware and Â£50+ for the games.
Still I’ll hold fire until I see the official price of PS3 games, until then it’s just speculation. Worrying speculation but speculation all the same.