Sony: PlayStation 4 titles to Cost at Most $60

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 February 2013 / 7,562 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton has told CNBC that the price of games will not increase for the PlayStation 4. Games will cost at most $60 for Sony's next generation console. The console will also offer smaller games for as low as $0.99.

"I think people are willing to pay if they see value there and I think there’s more choice than ever before for consumers," said Tretton. "We’re going to welcome free-to-play models; games from 99 cents up to those $60 games."

"But if you really see where the heat is for the true gamer on the console it’s still that big-form experience that typically runs upwards of $50 million to develop and will justify that $60 price point and will give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months and years to come," he added.

Tretton also said Sony has several events planned between now and the consoles launch this Holiday season. Sony has received some criticism for not showing what the PlayStation 4 console will look like, but Sony is more concerned with "what comes out of the box, not what it looks like. I can promise you that it will be plastic, it won't be triangle shaped or round. You'll see the box in due time."


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11 Comments

halil23 (on 23 February 2013)

Why wasn't Jack Tretton at the meeting? He's awesome at speeches! And yes easier to develop hence no price hike! Sony learned a lot. Can't wait!!


BaldrSkies (on 22 February 2013)

The Killzone devs were saying that it didn't cost more to develop for PS4 than PS3. This is good news and I hope Microsoft follows suit as well.


Netyaroze (on 23 February 2013)

I think you forgot that software optimization costs time and money. No split memory, no cell and finally a modern GPU. All that saves time. You can produce the same quality you get on PS3 way way cheaper on a PS4, now all the savings can go into other things.

The assets for PS3 games are produced in much higher quality than the PS3 is able to output on the screen. With the PS4 you just get to see the things they did anyway.


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Netyaroze (on 23 February 2013)

That reply was directed at siavm


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raf40928 (on 23 February 2013)

Duh... Why do you think the PS4 is using a PC cpu and graphics card? Last generation the ps3 fans made fun of being more like a PC and now the PS4 could run windows...haha Sony abandoned plans to use an updated version of Cell that was in ps3 because xbox 360 was easier and cheaper to make games for while also still bring powerful enough. The PS4 is now easier and cheaper to make games for because it's a PC inside a console case! Google "Ps4 has PC cpu and gpu". Sony and microsoft are even both using the same Graphics processor in the Nextbox and ps4! Its called a radeon and had been used in PC's for a long time!


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raf40928 (on 23 February 2013)

What's the


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Farsala (on 22 February 2013)

This is good news.


sub-zero-TM (on 22 February 2013)

Nice.... :D


raf40928 (on 23 February 2013)

Whats the difference between a mid range PC, a PS4, and the Next Xbox? Mostly the sticker that says 'Sony' or 'HP or 'Microsoft'... Pc style x86 cpu? Radeon gpu? DDR memory? The staples of any PC and now the PS4 and New Xbox.. The xb360 already had a pc like architecture last gen which is why its games look as good as ps3 games.. The 360 uses a earlier version of a Radeon ( became the r600 in PC's) and now the ps4 and NextBox will use a current mid range Radeon


siavm (on 22 February 2013)

No price increase is really making me wonder if these games will really be that big a step up from games now.


Netyaroze (on 23 February 2013)

I think you forgot that software optimization costs time and money. No split memory, no cell and finally a modern GPU. All that saves time. You can produce the same quality you get on PS3 way way cheaper on a PS4, now all the savings can go into other things.

The assets for PS3 games are produced in much higher quality than the PS3 is able to output on the screen. With the PS4 you just get to see the things they did anyway.


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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 22 February 2013)

Smart move. Maybe to compensate a bit for the high pricepoint for the console itself.


Weedlab (on 22 February 2013)

Heck yea .... :)


Porcupine_I (on 25 February 2013)

I already hear people blaming Sony when Activision starts charging $80 for COD


Araknie (on 25 February 2013)

The point is, i don't trust Third Parties.


AndrewWK (on 22 February 2013)

DLC DLC DLC


Mnementh (on 24 February 2013)

Yes, that is probably the consequence. I ask myself, how Sony made 3rd-parties consenting to this price-point.


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