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PS4 deals landing on PlayStation Store this weekend!

Great deals on Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals

Hi everyone!  With the long weekend almost upon us we thought it would be a great opportunity to take care of your gaming needs with a couple of great deals on two huge PS4 titles.

From today until 22nd April you can pick up Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals direct from PlayStation Store at a great price. So whether it’s warzone action or intense speed you are looking for we have you covered.

Don’t forget that with great online multiplayer aspects to both of these top titles now would  be the perfect time to sign up to PlayStation Plus. For the small price of €49.99 / £39.99 for a 12 month subscription you will get access to a huge community of online gamers, an instant game collection and exclusive member discounts across PlayStation Store.

What are you waiting for head to PlayStation store now to pick these great deals!

Enjoy!

Battlefield 4
Was €69.99 / $99.95 / £54.99 Now €49.99 / $69.95 / £39.99

Need For
Was €69.99 / $99.95 / £54.99 Now €49.99 / $69.95 / £39.99

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solarwind12 17 April, 2014 @ 12:02 pm   1

Sorry Chris, not really enough of a saving, imo.

    fmykdisbad 17 April, 2014 @ 2:06 pm    

    Show these deals to your american friends for some friendly laughs :)

     
    icecrasher_zero 17 April, 2014 @ 7:31 pm    

    Ultra poor deal. I can get reatails for a half of this prices. Maybe next time…

 
cosmic_uk 17 April, 2014 @ 12:04 pm   2

Stop. You’re spoiling us with those prices. Please stop.

 

£40 should really be the pre-sale price, you can get hard copies of both for a few quid less than £40 so a digital sale price should be £30 to entice. Oh well thanks at least for listening to commenters about putting PS4 stuff up for sale.

 
graphicology 17 April, 2014 @ 12:07 pm   4

Wow thats a very sad deal :(

 
dark_angel69 17 April, 2014 @ 12:09 pm   5

Hmm I’ll just stick with the PS3 and Vita sale for now. Don’t like them prices

 

Warning on Need for Speed, the digital version is broken as hell. You have to go through some cumbersome process to actually get the game working (something like: stop the patch from installing, play the tutorial in-game, THEN allow the game to patch and install).

Even then, the game is glitchy as hell and crashes routinely. EA should be ashamed to sell the game in this state and I think it’s irresponsible for you PlayStation guys to not give fair warning in the article above.

You should push for EA to get these problems sorted because there hasn’t been a patch for a very long time. The game is categorically broken. I don’t have any problems with any of my other games, just this one.

     
    Vashetti 17 April, 2014 @ 12:10 pm    

    I wish I could get a refund on it to be honest.

     

    I have the digital version and nothing that you said above happened to me, but i guess people get different problems…. It’s a great game, i recommend it :)

     
    UK_Rocklance 17 April, 2014 @ 1:38 pm    

    I have the disc version and it worked well. I’ve platted it (on PS4 and PS3), no problem encountered. The PS4 version is a major improvement over the PS3 version – most importantly the drawing distance makes a difference in the gameplay, no longer do cars or obstacles pop in on the horizon as you speed towards them. The only thing ‘broken’ is that the PS4 has no MP3 support, so I can’t race to my own tunes.

     
    supersmith2500 17 April, 2014 @ 1:50 pm    

    And plus, you need an Origin account just to play online. Just a heads up.

 

The sale is not bad for people who don’t own and want these games. Pretty much 33% off and it is good. However I prefer getting the games as a hard copy.

     
    nulenvoid 17 April, 2014 @ 12:29 pm    

    It works out to closer to 3% cheaper than retail here! it’s only 33% if you gauging it off Sonys own over inflated regionally priced PSN prices which are highly worrying anyway.

     
    GT-R32_Skyline 18 April, 2014 @ 9:48 am    

    @nulenvoid Well here they both cost around 69.95€ so 49.99€ is cheaper of course some stores sell it around 60 but even with that you’d save money but i’m like iARDAs i like tho have a physical copy rather than a digital

 
PanosApost07 17 April, 2014 @ 12:11 pm   8

Just make a good price for Killzone:Shadow Fall (like 19.99euro):D

 

It isn’t their fault, EA comes up with the prices. And EA just doesn’t seem to realize how much their games really worth.

     
    Voodoo341 17 April, 2014 @ 1:13 pm    

    Absolute rubbish! It’s SCEEs store and their responsible for it. You don’t complaint to Heinz about the price of beans in Tescos. You complain to Tescos. Stop making excuses for a complete rip off.

     
    frodouk 17 April, 2014 @ 1:29 pm    

    Voodoo, give it a rest. You are talking rubbish. Worst comparison ever. Tesco buy in bulk and OWN the product. They paid for it. Sony don’t buy anything in bulk and DONT own the software. It’s not their call to set the prices.

     
    Voodoo341 17 April, 2014 @ 1:45 pm    

    Yeah you tell yourself that Frodo if it makes you feel better. Circle those wagons. Strange they don’t set the same price on Steam or XBL. Really have to laugh at people who believe SCEE are blameless.

     
    Pemberton_ 17 April, 2014 @ 1:51 pm    

    That would be Tesco, not Tescos.

     
    frodouk 17 April, 2014 @ 2:39 pm    

    As I laugh at people like you who think it’s all down to SCEE.The publisher sets the price on the PSN. End of.

    If you prefer the prices on STEAM or XBL, then you know what to do, right?

     

    People need to understand this is primarily Sony’s doing, like Voodoo has highlighted. The publisher need to pay for the bandwidth costs to provide a digital title, each download has a cost involved. On top of this, prices realistically cannot compete with retail. Retailers such as Amazon or GAME are the primary source of income for Sony who also stock their hardware. Simply put, you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

     
    Basket21 17 April, 2014 @ 4:43 pm    

    SCEE certainly sets the prices.

    For the guitar hero tracks i contacted activision and they said ‘we know .. they are discounted everywhere except scee .. its in their hands’ .. and both jawad and fred said ‘we wont discount it’

    So yea .. blame SCEE

     
    Voodoo341 17 April, 2014 @ 6:42 pm    

    Yeah that’s right Frodouk… you’re sitting there laughing to yourself while you blindly defend Sony against all the negative feedback… makes you sound sane alright.

     

    Voodoo…ssshh. just sell your ps4 and get on with your life

 
Fr34kyUK 17 April, 2014 @ 12:17 pm   10

The price drop is appalling, I don’t have BF4…but i aint paying that price

 
nulenvoid 17 April, 2014 @ 12:19 pm   11

What the, $90 NZD isn’t a sale… I can buy the disc new for close to that at a number of retail stores.

 
ten-bucks 17 April, 2014 @ 12:21 pm   12

I thought April 1st was April fools day?

 
mattbeddall 17 April, 2014 @ 12:22 pm   13

Yeah just not enough of a saving, I can pick up a physical copy for this price, digital would need to be cheaper than physical to make me wanna pick up such an old game

PIREDERAS 17 April, 2014 @ 12:23 pm   14

I know it’s not PS Store’s fault but those “sale” prices, dear publishers, are laughable (I am sure those games can be bought for less than €40-45 in disc format). Next time the discounted price will be something like “was €70, now €65″.

     
    nulenvoid 17 April, 2014 @ 12:40 pm    

    You’re probably right re who as fault for the pricing, however the PS Store & Plus Content Manager calling it a “great sale” is just insulting, and that’s not the publishers fault.

     
    Alphaembryo 17 April, 2014 @ 1:25 pm    

    great point @nulenvoid

 
Fur-Fightr 17 April, 2014 @ 12:24 pm   15

I’m guessing these prices are largely dictated by EA.

 

sale me arse… give us a ps4 ps+ members a proper sale.

 
ligtningrod1 17 April, 2014 @ 12:35 pm   17

One question to EA .. Seriously this is a deal ? .

Pssst can i Use the word Crap ?

 

Thanks for adding ps4 games but I will pass as hard copies can be found for less. The question still needs to asked, ‘when will digital copies of games actually have justified prices?’ What ever happened to putting customer first?

 
StevenJamesHyde 17 April, 2014 @ 12:43 pm   19

50% off Thief and Tomb Raider was a good sale. The games were still relatively new, and the size of the discount meant that buying digital was a viable alternative to picking up a preowned physical copy. More money for publishers, satisfied customers, everyone is happy

Older games with a worse discount? Not so good. 50% off and you might pick up a few impulse buys, but £40 is not a sale price

 
Hexahedronaut 17 April, 2014 @ 12:45 pm   20

£39.99 is a deal? Please go take your medicine Chris. Remember it’s SONY who set the prices of digital games no matter how much he wants to deny it.

     

    Yeah, I don’t get why they claim they can’t set the prices, Sony are acting as the retailer here, and under EU law, the retailer can charge whatever they want, the manufacturer (or publisher in this case) can’t force them to price it at a certain level.

     
    Njitram2000 17 April, 2014 @ 6:25 pm    

    @MrT820 Sure, but if they charge less than they have to give to EA then they are losing money. A sale is usually a cut of the profit margin but a retailer will never go into negative profit. EA is at fault here.
    So, @EA, this is not a “sale”. This game is nearly 6 months old and you still regard the full price to be 70 euros?! I know the whole PS store has non-reduced games at release day price but that does not make it right. I refuse to spend that amount of money on a game that is not brand new.

 
fredrikselvig 17 April, 2014 @ 12:50 pm   21

I’d love to go full digital, but when you need a sale to get close to matching retail prices, it just doesn’t work. Sure, some games are well priced, but most (AAA) titles are overpriced.

     
    fredrikselvig 17 April, 2014 @ 12:50 pm    

    If they’d lower the prices, they would probably earn in those extra money quickly.

 
whiteylfc 17 April, 2014 @ 12:51 pm   22

Oh EA, you’re so generous. These have been £40 online since launch. They might as well not have bothered if they weren’t going to discount them by any meaningful amount.

 

Already got them,so maybe you do I price drop for dlc like cars and guns?

 
XDerKleineX 17 April, 2014 @ 12:55 pm   24

I bought Battlefield 4 for €39 in November on PC, I’m not sure how anyone could call this a good deal…

 
Beaker1986 17 April, 2014 @ 12:59 pm   25

£39.99 for 5 month old games? It’s insane these games are still this expensive this far on (digital and retail). I know prices are set by publishers but these (as well as Call of Duty) should be sub £20 by now.

 
whiteylfc 17 April, 2014 @ 1:02 pm   26

I realise these prices are dictated by publishers but Sony should start laying down some rules of its own regarding the pricing of content on its own store (Sony controls the store, they set the rules).

For a start, the pre-sale price of £60 is an insult and that’s putting it kindly. These are digital games, files uploaded to a server. There are no disc pressing costs, no manual printing costs (not that EA bothers with manuals anyway, I notice they didn’t pass that saving on to their customers either), no costs for the game cases, no distribution costs, no restocking, no ongoing need for more costs if a disc-based game sells out and needs more copies printing, and so on and so on. So where are these savings? These games are available for £40-£45 on disc, therefore they should be less than that digitally owing to all of these saved costs – yet they aren’t, are they? We’re not even being asked to pay *the same* price, we’re asked to pay more, for a product which costs them far less to produce and distribute.

It’s insulting, and it’s about time Sony told publishers that and refused to accept products priced like these. I hear the excuse time and time again that “it would upset retailers if we priced the PSN versions at the same price or cheaper” you know what, let them be upset. Game shops are a dying business anyway, just like many other industries the currently established players refuse to get with the times and see how things are changing, so demand that artificial constraints are placed on these new methods (higher prices) to satisfy them and keep their businesses around for a bit longer. Look at the music industry, they’re still adjusting to it but are starting to learn that Spotify and the like are the future for a lot of customers. It’s about time games retail did the same, and the only way that will happen is if platform holders like Sony exercise their rights as controllers of the Store and do something about it. Over to you Sony, it’s time you looked out for your customers instead of your “partners”.

     
    blendercat27 18 April, 2014 @ 3:39 pm    

    Digital games are never, ever going to drop below physical retail prices at launch. This industry relies upon physical retail – most especially console manufacturers. If retailers can’t compete, they don’t buy shipments, and eventually they disappear entirely. This would ultimately affect the supply of both software and hardware. Publishers are not going to break their relations with retail.

    What you seem to forget is that their “partners” are also their customers. They have to look after all of their customers. Gamers, devs, publishers, retailers. And they have to observe the taxes and laws of your country. Hence why all of your store prices include VAT – unlike in the US where sales tax is added on top of advertised price, and how much, and on what, is determined by each state.

     
    whiteylfc 19 April, 2014 @ 12:24 am    

    The industry relies on physical retail *now* – it doesn’t have to forever. Look at Steam and the competing digital services on PC. There was a time PC games relied on retail, they certainly don’t any more.

    Whether or not physical game shops are around, there will be supermarkets and the like, and online stores will be around to sell consoles, just like they sell everything else you could want to buy.

    I refuse to accept that we should pay the same or more for a product that took less to produce “because retailers”. It’s not a good enough excuse for charging customers more, nor should it be. If retailers don’t like it, they can adapt.

 

Instead of making discounts like these, why not look at what Steam is doing at cut the *base* price of these games?
The base price of all games should be £40 (and even this is a little high for some games), and then should be discounted on sales from there.

 
Porcupeth00 17 April, 2014 @ 1:08 pm   28

Seriously?

 

“Sale.” Retail prices are already half of the sale price >.>

 
Voodoo341 17 April, 2014 @ 1:18 pm   30

Really sick and tired of the service from SCEE. We’re customers you depend on to keep you in business. Not idiots you can just continually fleece. Time to start emailing the SCEE VP’s.

     
    blendercat27 18 April, 2014 @ 3:44 pm    

    They also depend on retailers to keep them in business. You’re not going to get cheaper digital prices as long as physical retail exists, and publishers still need them to buy software and hardware shipments. Digital pricing is what it is because of them, and it isn’t going to change as long as physical retail exists.

 
ligtningrod1 17 April, 2014 @ 1:21 pm   31

Truly EA you should apologise for this so called Sale.

     
    dark_angel69 17 April, 2014 @ 2:50 pm    

    Giving away one of the games for free would make a good apology wouldn’t you agree?

 
ownjoouk 17 April, 2014 @ 1:23 pm   32

When this one day hits the PS Plus IGC and is free, there will still be a £30 charge to get it.

Seriously this “sale” price is an insult to everyone.

 
alice_push_lara2 17 April, 2014 @ 1:26 pm   33

i dont get it. Now on PS4 the purchase made by one PSN account can only be downloaded to one console (on PS3 one purchase can be shared on 2 consoles), so why are the digital prices for PS4 games still over-charged?

AU$99 for one game is a joke, and calling a reasonable price (AU$69) a sale is also a joke.

I got my retail copy of Infamous Second Son from a local retailer for AU$65 last month.

 
frodouk 17 April, 2014 @ 1:28 pm   34

No Voodoo, no. EA set the price. Do your homework before a) spreading nonsense and b) spreading your doom and gloom over the PS4.

Don’t like it? Sell it … but for the love of god, stop spouting rubbish.

    solarwind12 17 April, 2014 @ 2:38 pm    

    I was under impression they set the RRP, thats recommended retail price, recommended being the important part, most every company operates in similar way, but it is left to retailers, ie in this instance sen, to decide how much to ask, now being a business this will obviously mean juggling the figures, ie, how much they Must pay EA per copy sold, against how much profit they (sen) wish to make on each sale, but not in a Million years do sen pay EA that much per unit, as they keep this info secret one can but speculate, at a guess i would say £25 goes to EA, rest is what sen makes, hope this makes sense?.

     
    Voodoo341 17 April, 2014 @ 6:45 pm    

    Do point discussing it with Frodo mate. He believes SCEE can do no wrong…. it’s called fanboyism.

     
    P-IST-A 17 April, 2014 @ 6:47 pm    

    No it doesn’t. You have no idea how retailing works, EA only sets RRP.

     

    Still talking voodoo?

 

This must be a joke – April fools is supposed to be at the start of April. I paid this much at launch for bf4 and got china rising with it.
BTW Chris- when will you start addressing peoples plus concerns or is sonys policy to ignore them? Cause I could quite happily ignore sony games for a while if that’s the case. Disgusting customer treatment

 
Primebuster 17 April, 2014 @ 1:55 pm   36

I know you guys tried with this, but seriously I have no idea why console games for some reason HAVE to be more expensive than PC ones. I see all these third-party sales on PC and it makes me sick I can’t get the same deals (or even anything remotely close to it) on my PS4. Is it because the PS4 is new? is that the only reason?

     
    Primebuster 17 April, 2014 @ 2:00 pm    

    just checked, Battlefield 4 Limited Edition on PC at amazon is £24.75 brand new. physical copy, PC has more options and a more robust online connectivity, and £39.99 is as low as PS4 can go? But let’s just compare PS4 to PS4 though… Amazon selling a physical copy of it for 1 penny more, next day delivery and I could sell or lend the physical copy to a friend – I can’t do that digitally. So for 1 penny more at amazon, going physical is the far better deal.

 
KevinRobin- 17 April, 2014 @ 2:01 pm   37

“Great deals on BF4″ got me hooked. Then I saw the price.
For the sake of customer feedback I must add one more negative comment to this long list.
This is a let down because:
-There is no saving: BF4 can easily be found cheaper. Check Amazon.co.uk… £37.95 new and £27 old (both physical copy)
-This is a digital download, it should be cheaper. No packaging, no manual, no disc, no breakage fee, no shop to pay…
-This is disproportionate to offer it at £19.99 on PS3 (£17.99 for members) on your store and at £39.99 on PS4.

 
DJ_K00P33 17 April, 2014 @ 2:01 pm   38

So, when you announcing the great deal/price then???

Seriously, I can fudge around and get a US PSN and get it cheaper than this…

Hell, that BF4 price is no better than the PS3 sale + PS4 upgrade price from a few weeks ago…

And then, you can find the physical copies for cheaper than that if you shop around…

In short: Sony, please sort out your digital pricing, it’s a joke!!!

 
daddykaine 17 April, 2014 @ 2:19 pm   39

£25 on ps3 + £10 up grade £5 saving so ea eat my shorts

 
zalwelgoedgaan 17 April, 2014 @ 2:22 pm   40

PS4 does not need original TV programming; they’ve got a comedy channel right here on the blog whenever they announce sales!

THE-SCALOP 17 April, 2014 @ 2:26 pm   41

Are not the owner of a ps4 so doesnt matter for me.. ps4 still way to expensive in my part of the World (DK), where a single ps4 goes for 7-800 $ in retailstores and two months ago it was 900$. (so any ps4 purchase would be from a foreign site, like amazon.uk or likewise)

but as a benchline – “digital online editions” need to be cheaper then psysical ones, hence the lower-inner value by value-likvidation, such as resale etc.. overall’ you pretty restricted with HDD copys

- but kudos for putting ps4 games on sale and sure you need to start somewhere..

but first and foremost, PSN should level the PS+ fee when value of offers is round about…
ridicalus that it cost up to 60% more here in Denmark then what it cost in USA to have a ps+ subscription.

(3 month) 17.99 $ in US and 29 $ in DK. (155DKK) ><

 
ElectronicMine 17 April, 2014 @ 2:27 pm   42

Still a huge rip off. I can get both of the games cheaper in retail. Such offers are a waste of our time.

 
phatb0y 17 April, 2014 @ 2:41 pm   43

Why? Why would anyone in their right mind pay this sort of price?

Somebody HAS to buy them somewhere, or else they wouldn’t continue to make them available digitally, but Jesus wept; £40 is considered a great saving?

 
medenko1975 17 April, 2014 @ 2:42 pm   44

BF 4 20 QUID MANY STORES.
NFS RIVALS 15 QUID ZAVVI.

 
medenko1975 17 April, 2014 @ 2:48 pm   45

Ok i made mistake, i thought it’s about PS3 titles…still to pricey tho.

 
alphastreamz 17 April, 2014 @ 3:01 pm   46

I think you missed the point with the pricing of the digital only games.

As much as i think you missed the point with the pricing of retails games, too. Games are deffo to expensive for the ps4.

 
GraphiteGB 17 April, 2014 @ 3:10 pm   47

NFS rivals Brand new online shopping..
Direct from Amazon = £41.90 still (not from market place or second hand)
Direct from shopto.net=£41.90
Direct from Argos =£49.99 (er thats not dropped at all. Rare for Argos.)
Direct from Tescos = £44.00

Online BD version is not Cheaper than this digital version… boo..

The only thing to worry about Is EA are a PS+ instant game collection partner this is bound to be one of the first Titles EA give away…

 
TrueMurton 17 April, 2014 @ 3:21 pm   48

Loads of really misinformed, self-entitled people on today. You can tell it’s the school holidays. Let’s set two things straight.

1: publishers set the prices on PSN, they always have done and always will. The best we can hope for is that Sony gives some pricing guidelines and publishers actually follow them.
2: digital pricing will never beat retail on consoles. Publishers make their money by selling to the retailers. If they started selling to directly at a lower price then the retailers will buy less copies. R* sold over six million copies of GTA5 to retailers worldwide before release day and a further two million in the weeks that followed. Do you really think shops would have bought anywhere near that number if they knew we could all download it for half the price? Of course not, and publishers know this, so they prove digital high so retailers buy lots of copies, then we buy the retail boxes because they’re cheaper and the shops buy more copies. Meanwhile anyone who does download it’s almost pure profit for the publisher, why would they give up that situation?

Look at the big picture people. You’ll understand then.

     
    Tipo-120B 17 April, 2014 @ 3:41 pm    

    The music, film and book publishing industry used to think like this. It soon got turned on it’s head. There’s no reason why it can’t/shouldn’t happen with games. I highly doubt Steam would allow a publisher to list a game at such a high price. Sony has already lost me as a console customer, PS4 is the last.

    How come the the US gets such a better deal from the same publishers? If Sony carry on with this abuse, there won’t be a SCEE!

     
    DJ_K00P33 17 April, 2014 @ 4:06 pm    

    1. Publishers also set the RRP (recommended retail price) of physical games, yet all the stores seem very capable of undercutting them, so why should PSN be any different? It can’t be because it’s digital, because look at Steam/GoG/Origin/etc, they seem capable, so why are consoles treated so differently?

    2. I assume they don’t sell to the retailers @ £59.99 per game though? Add to that the savings they make on digital vs. physical (no disc, packaging, transport, etc, etc), and the digital consumer is getting royally screwed! I’d also assume, that even with a lower digital price, the publishers can still turn the same (or possibly higher profit), without the frankly crazy pricing system they currently have in place?

    Now, I’m not saying your description of the current system is wrong, it’s actually the system itself that’s getting people so p*ssed off, and Sony are the ones who can change that, and, as it’s shown in these comments, their user base are calling for it, and there’s nothing self-entitled about it…

     
    mynxnmirrors 17 April, 2014 @ 4:40 pm    

    For the record, some games do get set quite high on Steam (90+ AUD), and one of the main reason the prices have come down is because of grey market/Russian CD Keys. No amount of pre-order bonuses would entice you to pay $99 for a product when you can pick up a cheap key for $30-40 on release day? Easier pirating probably plays its part too.

    Unfortunately PSN (and XBL) do not have a comparable option, which is no doubt why the prices are still so high. You either pay retail which is between $79-99 on release, or you get it from PSN which can exceed $100 for god knows what reason.

    Essentially, publishers charge what they want because they can, as there is no alternative means to acquire the products or threat that will undercut their revenue (RE Russian products). If you want cheap/fair priced gaming, stick to a PC. Heck, they’re super easy to hook up to a TV now and there definitely seems to be a push towards controller based gaming.

     
    mynxnmirrors 17 April, 2014 @ 4:52 pm    

    For the sake of argument. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, released in 2009; $89.99 AUD on Steam. Steam is not that all powerful entity it is made out to be (although the sales are fantastic).

    Source: http://www.steamprices.com/au/app/10180/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2

    Interestingly, EA currently have both Rivals and BF4 for the PC on sale for $39.99 AUD. I’m sure there are plenty of reasons why (some mentioned above; attracting customers to their client), but I wonder why bigger savings weren’t pushed for this sale.

    Either way, still beats the no sale on Xbox Live with with both games listed at $99.45 AUD.

     
    medenko1975 17 April, 2014 @ 5:52 pm    

    I always preffer to buy retail prior to digital, why? Because I can sell it later and get up to 50% money back…How much do i get after buying digital? 0% !!!

    It should be like this:

    RETAIL X €
    DIGITAL X -25%/-33% € at least even to consider.

    Let’s see this BF 4 now.
    Digital 40 quid….40 quid waisted for ever.
    Retail 40-45 quid…..you sell it for 20-25 quid range easily after 2-3 months…..15-20 quid waisted.

    See the difference?

     
    P-IST-A 17 April, 2014 @ 6:57 pm    

    You have got no idea what you talking about TrueMurton. Publishers are setting RRPs. PSN is Sony’s store, they could be giving it away for free and Publishers wouldn’t give a toss, they still get what is theirs from Sony.

     
    TrueMurton 18 April, 2014 @ 1:29 am    

    @Tipo – the price of just about everything is different in the US even though they’re manufactured by the same companies. Some of the difference is taxation, some of it will be licensing and legal fees and yes, some of it will be companies charging more in the UK simply because they can. This isn’t going to change any time soon.

    @DJ_KOOP33 – actually publishers don’t set the price on regular retail stores. They sell the stock to the stores, at reduced wholesale prices, and the stores themselves do the pricing when selling to us. Also if you look at PC DD prices on release they’re typically about £40 as well. Console games are typically more expensive than PC games because of the certification fees and other licensing costs that simply don’t exist on PC.

    @Medenko1975 – digital releases will never be cheaper than retail on release day for the reasons I mentioned in my original post. If you want to see what happens when you price digital below retail look at the PSP “Go” or the Vita. Loads of retailers refused the stock the “Go” at all resulting in a quick death for the handheld and Vita gets very little shelf space in most stores, some shops simply don’t stock Vita games at all.

    @P-IST-A – actually it would appear you have no idea what I am talking about. You’re confusing RRP, a marketing ploy of the retail industry with actual prices. RRP is always higher than actual price, if you tell someone that you’re going to sell them something that should be £60 quid for just £40 and they’ll think it’s better value than if you’re just honest and say it costs £40. It’s true, ask anyone who has studied business or ever worked in retail.

    @minxmirrors – you get it, it’s always good to see someone on here who engages their mind before their keyboard.

     
    sakulukk 18 April, 2014 @ 12:19 pm    

    BTW In Japan where I buy a lot of games, all digital games are cheaper than retail, only in Europe people are scammed with those ridiculous prices.

    US/CA tax is really low compared to EU VAT, also some of the states don’t have any TAX on games or digital so people there pay 59.99$ while you need to pay 69.99E, even if you add that silly 5-8% TAX to 59.99$ you do not get 69.99E in return.

    We all pay the price of big 4 countries that refuse to teach their citizens some English language (tehe thats obviously a joke as I have many friends from those countries that are fluent in English), who else is paying for those additional Audio for France, Spain, Italy and Germany hmm? whole Europe is. In ideal world French gamers would just get French version of the game while others would get English, but it is to much trouble for publisher to make so many versions of one game…

    Granted, the fault also lies in Sony. SCEA put their RRP price at 60$ for PS4 games and publishers are following this example but in Europe SCEE have put it at what? 65-69E? and publishers are just following suite, additionally they need to scam some more euro’s so yeah, we than see silly 70E for Thief on PS4 (hahahahahaha).

    In result, I am skipping on EU releases whenever I can, not because I can’t afford the games, but because I refuse to support scammers selling crappy games for premium prices, and with those being as high as they are makes importing cheap in comparison, seriously…

 
Tipo-120B 17 April, 2014 @ 3:34 pm   49

Chris, have a read at every posting here. See a trend?

When is this continuous rip off going to end? What planet do you think we come from? SCEE should be investigated for these overpriced games compared to the US. It takes the P**S!

Here’s a thought Sony, what do you think would happen to Amazon if it started selling Kindle books at a higher price than physical, or iTunes sold singles and albums that cost more than CD’s?

You do realise that a lot of KIDS own these consoles who are pestering their parents every month for new titles at £60 a go? Disgusting!

Why are titles on PS4 dearer than their PS3 counterpart, especially when the reverse should be true as PS4 doesn’t need so many development hours to code as it does on PS3? My PS4 is STILL in it’s box on old firmware. It’s likely to stay that way too!

 
Zulu1879 17 April, 2014 @ 3:37 pm   50

Thanks for the sale!!! Seriously these prices suck. Was hoping for an all digital future but the store prices are a joke. I could understand if I could share the purchase on my sons machines like on PS3. Now I have to pay £160+ for 3 copies which is not happening. I can see no reason for digital games to be more than £34.99 when new with preorder bonuses. At these prices you woul see more sales and a digital future that most crave.

     
    Tipo-120B 17 April, 2014 @ 3:44 pm    

    £160. Exactly, console gaming is the biggest rip off in the EU. It’s about time the individual governments within the EU looked into the price rigging of these games.

     
    sakulukk 18 April, 2014 @ 12:23 pm    

    @Tipo-120B
    Agreed

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