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Sony CEO Jack Tretton Confirms PS4 / PlayStation 4 Game Pricing


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74w ago - In a recent interview with CNBC (linked above), Sony CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed PS4 / PlayStation 4 video game pricing as ranging from $0.99 to $60 with demos available as well.

Below are the details, to quote: "On pricing, Tretton said that the PS4 is "designed with the game developer in mind and the consumer in mind," and will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy.

"I think people are willing to pay if they see the value there," he said. "The heat for the true gamer is on the console."

He said that games on mobile devices are "additive experiences" and that gamers won't "migrate down the food chain" for their primary gaming experience."

In related PlayStation 4 news today, [Register or Login to view links] reports that PS4 supports PS Move, but not the DualShock 3 controller.

To quote: Today during a roundtable discussion with the president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, news about the role of PlayStation 3’s two controllers – DualShock 3 and PlayStation Move – were revealed in terms of their functionality with PlayStation 4.

In short: DualShock 3 won’t work with PlayStation 4, but PlayStation Move will. “No, [PS4] doesn’t support DualShock 3,” noted Yoshida, “but it does support PS Move.”

Update: [Register or Login to view links] has also discovered (pictured below) within the Ubisoft Web site source code that the special editions for the next-generation versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will fall in line with the pricing of the current-generation versions, £119.99, with the PC version getting the mandatory £10 reduction as is standard with PC titles.






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PS3GAMER20111's Avatar
#33 - PS3GAMER20111 - 74w ago
BluRay best example of that kind of console is ps2, best selling console of all time.

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#32 - BluRay - 74w ago
I have to agree with PS3GAMER, PC will always be superior graphics wise. PS4 wasn't needed, It's very expensive ($530?) and only a bit better (graphic wise) then PS3 and of course, some gimmicks to justify a new console and allow Sony so say they're innovating. Sure, It has way more graphic potential, but how long did It take to use all of PS3 potential? 6~7 years?

By the time we get to see PS4 at It's best we'll already have PS5. Consoles should be cheap or else It just won't sell much. People who are willing to afford A LOT to have amazing graphics spend that money on powerful PCs.

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#31 - PS3GAMER20111 - 74w ago
i'm a console gamer FYI, but i can't afford to be a mad console fanboy like you are and one more thing that PC will be always better than consoles in the matter of graphics and frame rates, but gameplay and exclusives are best on consoles.

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#30 - StanSmith - 74w ago
Since when has EB not ripped off customers? This week I was lucky enough to return a 2nd hand game for $39 where JB had the exact same game new for $39. I got it 2nd hand from JB for $29.

And with game pricing look at WiiU games. They really need to be dropped too. Aliens CM for PS3 was priced at $59 where the WiiU version was $99. You get more on the PS3 version so why is the WiiU version so much more?

I only buy from EB when they price match. They have even called them a few times as they never believe the prices I quote them but I always get the cheaper price.

And by the specs and BC and just about everything else I'm not impressed with the PS4 at all. No BC so NO SALE for me. I already need have a PS2 and PS3 connected when I want to play PS2 or PS3 games instead of having 1 console thats able to play both. I'm not going to have 3 consoles connected as where will the Xbox720 go? I'm guessing the Xbox720 will be BC with all 3 consoles, the way it should be.

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#29 - kalberto - 74w ago
NOPE, I think PS4 is not using HDD anymore, back to basic like PS1 and PS2.

because I read inside specification PS4, it wrote HARD DISK DRIVE: BUILT IN... here is the pdf PS4 specification

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