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we.are.the.armada
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(02-22-2013, 05:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jack Tretton

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.

Looks a lot better than $79.99. I don't really know about "additive experiences".
Concept17
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(02-22-2013, 05:01 AM)
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Sounds like we'll be seeing some effort to get iOS games/minis on the network.
Unknown Soldier
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(02-22-2013, 05:01 AM)
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I guess this means Angry Birds is coming to PS4 for $0.99.
Byakuya769
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(02-22-2013, 05:02 AM)
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Glad he put it out as an expansion of choice, even my non-gaming wife understands that not everyone is interesting in playing Angry Birds only.
XenodudeX
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(02-22-2013, 05:02 AM)
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I'm expecting $70 at the most.
AgentChris
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(02-22-2013, 05:02 AM)
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I hope they drop the prices on new PS3 releases.
Derrick01
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(02-22-2013, 05:02 AM)
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Technically confirmed already when they were talking about indies self publishing. They mentioned people who do that can set whatever price they want.
Jtrizzy
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(02-22-2013, 05:02 AM)
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I want DragonVale in 4k.
shinobi602
(02-22-2013, 05:03 AM)
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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.

This man knows.
dwu8991
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(02-22-2013, 05:03 AM)
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$60 for next-gen gaming is really good value, no doubt about it !!!
disappeared
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(02-22-2013, 05:03 AM)
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OP who's the gal in your avatar? She kind of reminds me of Catherine Reitman but I'm not sure.
GodofWine
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(02-22-2013, 05:04 AM)
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Touchpad on the DS4 will make those iOS/android games translate over to ps3 much easier.
Duffyside
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(02-22-2013, 05:04 AM)
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Mark Cerny mentioned free-to-play, Jack! Conspiracy! Broken promises! Corporate hack money train come on ride it!
CosmicGroinPull
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(02-22-2013, 05:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

I guess this means Angry Birds is coming to PS4 for $0.99.


Oooooh now we have a use for the TOUCHPAD!!!!
paskowitz
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(02-22-2013, 05:07 AM)
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I would have no problem paying something like $1-3 for a iOS or Android companion app to a game. Lets use Gran Turismo for an example. Try different car settings and send your b-spec bob out to try them. He will set a couple of laps and give you a bunch of data you can interpret (sector times, top speed, average speed, etc). Control your Bob when he is in b spec races over the app. Send friends race invites and when you boot up the system the track, car and settings are all preloaded ready to go. Etc, etc.

Would you pay $3 for that? I would. It is not a game, it does not have to be. It makes the experience better.
Killthee
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(02-22-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

Mark Cerny mentioned free-to-play, Jack! Conspiracy! Broken promises! Corporate hack money train come on ride it!

He mentions free to play in the video : P
BurnOutBrighter
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(02-22-2013, 05:08 AM)
Good to hear game prices won't be going up... for now.
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(02-22-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Tretton is the man when it comes to consumer philosophies. Seems to be on the right side of everything.
Nakazato
(02-22-2013, 05:10 AM)
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oh thank god
Baconsammy
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(02-22-2013, 05:12 AM)
Aren't there some Minis that cheap now?
dwu8991
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(02-22-2013, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by XenodudeX

I'm expecting $70 at the most.

More like retail day one at $69. Might I add that European and PAL consumers pay way more than USA, so a small increase is still cheaper than paying overseas.
we.are.the.armada
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(02-22-2013, 05:15 AM)
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Yeah, I hope that the methodology of offerings for the PS4 is that it is a place where Peggle or Hotline Miami or Binding of Isaac stand shoulder to shoulder with AAA Shooters.
Trogdor1123
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(02-22-2013, 05:17 AM)

Originally Posted by AgentChris

I hope they drop the prices on new PS3 releases.

Games are already dirt cheap.
UberTag
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(02-22-2013, 05:20 AM)
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Bold statement to go on record that software prices will cap off at $60 this early.

Also, like the push towards breaking down the archaic every game launches at $60 pricepoint.
This industry needs to embrace multiple pricing tiers in the absolute worst way.
If Journey, Minecraft XBLA and The Walking Dead enjoying such success paves the way for that, then awesome.

Originally Posted by shinobi602

This man knows.

Tretton's one of the smartest dudes in this business. He's very sharp.
neptunes
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(02-22-2013, 05:21 AM)
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The trackpad all makes sense now
Vire
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(02-22-2013, 05:21 AM)
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Praise da lord.

$60 games are here to stay (for now).
madmaxx350
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(02-22-2013, 05:22 AM)
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what about f2p?
Strike
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(02-22-2013, 05:22 AM)
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Is that official? I don't want to do have to deal with another $10 increase.
Byakuya769
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(02-22-2013, 05:23 AM)
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Remember SNES game prices? Would have been over $100 on some of that games in 2013 $'s. Crazy to think about. My parents paid bank for fucking Maximum Carnage!
clifftrapremover
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(02-22-2013, 05:23 AM)
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At least he gets that a new pricing model might be necessary after the iOS/Android revolution. Good sign Sony is pulling their head out of the sand.
darkside31337
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(02-22-2013, 05:23 AM)
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Technically the PS3 had games priced all the way from F2P to 99 cents to 60 dollars.

But I get what hes getting at and I like it. Digital games need to be cheaper.
G_Berry
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(02-22-2013, 05:25 AM)
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$100+ AUD confirmed!

Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy?... :(
VanWinkle
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(02-22-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Great news.
KalBalboa
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(02-22-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by AgentChris

I hope they drop the prices on new PS3 releases.

Sly Cooper launched at $40, so it's already happening. Plus, look at how fast games on 360 & PS3 drop to $50/$40. Even Halo 4 did within a month or so.
1cmanny1
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(02-22-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by G_Berry

$100+ AUD confirmed!

Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy?... :(

$120 NZD.

Us lot always get the hard life.
maniac-kun
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(02-22-2013, 05:31 AM)
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So we will see a lot of indie games on PS4. I love that direction.
seattle6418
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(02-22-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by paskowitz

I would have no problem paying something like $1-3 for a iOS or Android companion app to a game. Lets use Gran Turismo for an example. Try different car settings and send your b-spec bob out to try them. He will set a couple of laps and give you a bunch of data you can interpret (sector times, top speed, average speed, etc). Control your Bob when he is in b spec races over the app. Send friends race invites and when you boot up the system the track, car and settings are all preloaded ready to go. Etc, etc.

Would you pay $3 for that? I would. It is not a game, it does not have to be. It makes the experience better.

If there's one game that can benefit from this instant gaming approach is GT. Badly needs it, and you suggestion is something i would also like.

Just saw the interview and Tretton seemed really straightforward. Things looking good.
dwu8991
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(02-22-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by G_Berry

$100+ AUD confirmed!

Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy?... :(

$120 for games on EBgames.com.au right now !!!

https://www.ebgames.com.au/featured/...m_content=home
Mikey Jr.
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(02-22-2013, 05:42 AM)
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I know john blow of braid really hated xbla and their restrictions. I thoight that was the last time we would see him on a console. But there he was on stage for the ps4. Is sony doing something behind the scenes that has blow on their side?
Loudninja
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(02-22-2013, 05:43 AM)
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Well thats good to now this early how much games will be.
Tyrax
(02-22-2013, 06:21 AM)
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Does Sony mandate a maximum allowable price for games on their system?
I'd imagine that price is out of their control when it comes to third party publishers.
Globox_82
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(02-22-2013, 06:23 AM)
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what is with this push that everyone will all of a sudden start playing their games on mobile phones, wtf
BlazinAm
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(02-22-2013, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Globox_82

what is with this push that everyone will all of a sudden start playing their games on mobile phones, wtf

How's that five year sleep?
mothball
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(02-22-2013, 06:28 AM)

Originally Posted by darkside31337

Technically the PS3 had games priced all the way from F2P to 99 cents to 60 dollars.

But I get what hes getting at and I like it. Digital games need to be cheaper.

Speaking of digital, I hope all PS4 games are day-one-digital like Vita games are. It's weird that they're still not doing it with the PS3.
BlazinAm
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(02-22-2013, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by mothball

Speaking of digital, I hope all PS4 games are day-one-digital like Vita games are. It's weird that they're still not doing it with the PS3.

They kinda are to an extent, they made a big push last fall.
Pyronite
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(02-22-2013, 06:31 AM)
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F2P NOT HAPPENING

lol just kidding.

This thread doesn't say much except for what we and common sense didn't already know.

Games now vary in price.
Smedwicks
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(02-22-2013, 06:33 AM)
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Good news keeps rolling in. Glad to see 60$ games will be around to stay next gen.

And since indies can set their own prices, also a good sign too.
MuseManMike
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(02-22-2013, 06:34 AM)
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Man, so much is riding on this gen.
Lunchbox
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(02-22-2013, 06:34 AM)
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Apple needs to sue
VXLbeast
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(02-22-2013, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by neptunes

The trackpad all makes sense now

Excellent. Sony, make my generation.

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