First Party Xbox Games Will Remain $59.99 In The Next-gen

| Friday, June 14th, 2013

Every new generation of consoles brings the fear that prices for video games will go up. It happened when entering into this current generation when games jumped from $49.99 to $59.99. Today it was revealed that an increase will not happen for first-party Xbox One titles.

Polygon received a statement by a representative from Microsoft, which said:

I can confirm that Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99 (MSRP).

This statement is only partially reassuring, as it leaves the door open for third-party titles on Xbox One to see an increase in prices.

Various sites and brick and mortar stores have been listing Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles at $59.99, which includes both first- and third-party games. President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Trenton described on CNBC that pricing for PlayStation 4 games will range from $0.99 to $59.99.

It will be interesting to see how game prices are structured in the next-generation, though it remains to be seen if third-party game publishers decide to outright raise prices on games or try to make money on expansion packs and other add-ons.


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