PS4 digital prices will be adjusted before European launch
The pricing of the big triple-A games on the PS4's PlayStation store has caused a bit of a stir but Sony has revealed that they are working on it.
New releases on PSN have always been a bit on the steep side with GTA V and Call Of Duty: Ghosts costing 49.99 GBP on the PS3 but the PS4 games are even more heavily priced. EA's PS4 launch titles for instance first appeared on PSN at 62.99 GBP and Assassin's Creed IV at 57.99 GBP.
Ubisoft weighed in on the price discrepancy saying, “Both Microsoft and Sony provide pricing matrices for games sold digitally via their respective services, similar to the way tiered wholesale pricing works on Apple's iTunes. Developers, including Ubisoft, then select a wholesale price within those tiers that best corresponds to our expectations of the games' overall value and market potential.”
The went on, "However, the final retail prices are determined by the vendor. Also, because those two matrices are not identical the resulting prices on the two online services don't always align. We're aware this is potentially confusing for customers and are looking into what can be done.”