As the PS4 has now launched in the UK, many owners may be a left feeling a little bewildered at some of the prices of digital download games on the PSN store.
Sony have priced EA’s games at £62.99 compared to £54.99 for Call of Duty: Ghosts on the PS4. EA’s games also are priced at £54.99 on the Xbox one store, making the PS4 version pricing even more bizarre.
Both Sony and Microsoft have made no secret of their desire to see more players using their online stores, but given that EA’s PS4 games in the USA are priced at $60 each, which works out at around £36, players must be wondering why Sony, or maybe EA, have chosen to try and suck them dry with these new prices. £62.99 (0r $104) seems a blatant rip-off from where we are sitting, even adding in VAT.
Whatever happened to the idea that digital downloads should cost less than the physical copies? Sony themselves are no stranger to high pricing of games, with a great many titles in the past sitting at ridiculously high prices on the PSN store. This should be one of the main factors for gamers when choosing a new console, as Sony seem to be hell-bent on squeezing every last penny out of UK gamers.
Here is a list of some of the PSN prices for PS4 games;
- Angry Birds Star Wars: £32.99
- Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag: £57.99
- Battlefield 4: £62.99
- Call of Duty: Ghosts: £54.99
- Contrast: £12.79
- FIFA 14: £62.99
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition: £52.99
- Just Dance 2014: £42.99
- Killzone Shadow Fall: £52.99
- Knack: £52.99
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes: £52.99
- Madden NFL 25: £62.99
- NBA Live 14: £62.99
- Need for Speed: Rivals: £62.99
- Putty Squad: £13.99
- Resogun: £12.79
- Super Motherload: £11.99
- Trine 2: Complete Story: £14.49
- Warframe: free
After a fan backlash, EA have now reduced the prices of their PS4 games on the PSN store to £59.99, although this is still £5 more than you will pay on the Xbox One store for the same titles. EA have declined to comment as to extra charges.