While publishers have yet to confirm the prices of next-gen games in the US, it looks like EA is now attaching a price of £54.99 per game. Top UK game retailer, GAME, has posted an FAQ of the upcoming PS4 launch and stated:
“At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of £54.99. No other game prices have been confirmed. We will of course update our listings as and when this happens. And if the price changes before release day, you will always pay the lowest price.”
This can be confirmed by viewing the pages of various EA launch titles on the retailer’s site, with Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Need for Speed: Rivals and more all priced at £54.99. For those keeping score, that’s over eighty U.S dollars, but don’t put stock into that due to the horrible exchange rate. What it does signal, however, is a raise in price over current gen games. All full-priced Xbox 360 and PS3 titles launch at £44.99 in the UK, making this a ten pound price bump. If this sticks, expect that to translate to a ten dollar raise across the pond.
Of course, this is all still in the preliminary stage and could end up being a placeholder until final prices are worked out. Still, it’s a worrisome start.