Sony hint at higher priced games
Critics of Sony's Playstation 3 pricing could be about to get more ammunition, with Sony's America chief Kaz Hirai hinting that games for the next-generation system could be priced higher than the 59.99 USD point so far adhered to by the Xbox 360. With prices already on the rise at the advent of the next-generation, Sony seem set to risk further consumer wrath by pricing their wares higher than other next-generation competition.
"So, what I can say now is, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to think that we could suddenly turn around and say "PS3 games now $99.99" I don't think the consumers expect the software pricing to suddenly be double," Hirai told Playstation Magazine. "So, if it becomes a bit higher than fifty-nine bucks don't ding me, but, again, as I said, I don't expect it to be a hundred bucks." Well, that's a relief, though surely Sony must be paying some attention to how their rivals are pricing new releases.
We'll keep you posted as we learn more on Sony's game pricing, and hopefully get a hint as to how much titles are likely to cost in Europe, Asia and elsewhere too.