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The UK PlayStation Store has been updated to include the prices of every PlayStation 4 launch game – and if you're hoping to go digital this generation, you'd better hold onto your wallet.

Prices on the store seem to range between £52.99 and £62.99, with first-party games coming in toward the lower end, and third-party titles toward the higher end. EA's titles are particularly expensive, coming in at a whopping £62.99.

Surprisingly, digital PS4 games appear to be far more expensive than their Xbox One equivalents. For example, digital copies of Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 are £62.99 and £57.99 respectively on PlayStation Store, but £54.99 each on Xbox One.

Even the DLC is more expensive. Battlefield 4: Premium is £42.99 on PS4 but £39.99 on Xbox One.

Here's the full list of PS4 PlayStation Store prices:

  • Angry Birds: Star Wars - £32.99
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - £57.99
  • Battlefield 4 - £62.99
  • Battlefield 4: Premium - £42.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - £54.99
  • Contrast - £12.79 (Free on PlayStation Plus)
  • 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 - £52.99
  • NBA Live 14 - £62.99
  • Need For Speed: Rivals - £62.99
  • Putty Squad - £13.99
  • Resogun - £12.79 (Free on PlayStation Plus)
  • Super Motherload - £11.99
  • Trine 2: Complete Story - £14.49
  • Warframe – Free
  • War Thunder – Free

Source: UK PlayStation Store

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altaranga's Avatar

altaranga

I wish someone from VG would go the extra mile on this piece and try to find out WHY this disparity exists. A simple simpleton like me just cannot see why it is more expensive to distribute something electronically rather than physically, especially when the infrastructure for electronic retail already exists.

It is exactly this sort of apparent money-grabbing shenanigans that puts people off embracing DRM.
Posted 07:08 on 26 November 2013
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Syme

Considering Sony still haven't got the hint after years of people complaining, I'm not sure this is going to change anytime soon. The thing is, there are obviously some people who are willing to pay it. I don't know why people can tolerate a £20 markup, but obviously they can. Even if I was a billionaire the principal of it would piss me off too much.

The thing that get's me is that for me, it's not more convenient anyway. I could walk to Game and back in the time it would take to download a next gen title. Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda sell the major releases and at pretty good prices too.
Posted 22:09 on 25 November 2013
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Rosskins

I thought console online marketplaces were going to move toward steam like pricing and sales but obviously they have decided to not make that smart move. Hopefully Sony will change this when they get fan feedback and their sales online start dropping.
Posted 19:24 on 25 November 2013
neill94's Avatar

neill94

Interesting, Sony obviously charges developers more than Microsoft for digital sales, which is strange since I thought Sony was supporting developers more...
Posted 15:10 on 25 November 2013
Llamazoid's Avatar

Llamazoid

You can get Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag online for £39.99 for a digital copy or between £39.99-£48.00 physical copy. I'm not sure how PSN can justify such a leap in price.

The price hike between the previous generation was bad enough already.
Posted 15:08 on 25 November 2013
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anialator136

angry birds price is shocking
Posted 14:19 on 25 November 2013
Jesus_Phish's Avatar

Jesus_Phish

I've paid up to €20 less by buying physical media from a range of both online stores and brick and mortar instead of directly off Steam. I always end up just getting the key from the case and then throwing it in a box in the attic.
Posted 13:54 on 25 November 2013
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Endless@ Jesus_Phish

Ah but the difference between a new-out Steam copy of something and an online-bought retail copy is usually no more than a fiver. Pretty much the same as buying from a brick retail shop... but digital!
Posted 13:50 on 25 November 2013
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A_Cat_On_Drugs

The digital future...

The day this becomes standard practice is they day I finish with video games.
Posted 13:39 on 25 November 2013
Jesus_Phish's Avatar

Jesus_Phish

It's no different on PC, at least for launch titles. Unless you go hunting around you'll find PC games are more expensive digitally on release than their physical disc counterpart.

You're paying for the convenience of having it there and then without having to walk to the store and back or wait for the UPS man to show up.

I'll only buy digitally if there's no other option or I can find a good sale on the game.
Posted 13:33 on 25 November 2013
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ShadowmanX5

But the prices on the PS3 had the excuse that you could game share, so you could share the price with a friend. This time around there is nothing like that so it's just silly. It costs them less to host a digital copy than producing and shipping a hard copy.

Just takes one company to take the plunge and they'll soon realise that so many more people would would be willing to download rather than order a hard copy
Posted 13:02 on 25 November 2013
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Freekill

We as gamers should not except this. We are buying a non physical copy of the game, we are not paying for plastic or manuals anymore so the price should go down not up. The prices in the US are the same yet in the UK they have skyrocketed. This should not be, this is also for both xbox and playstation digital copies (granted ps4 is more expensive digital games are more expensive than xbox ones but they are still expensive too)
Posted 13:01 on 25 November 2013
Karlius's Avatar

Karlius

You are paying for the convenience. That is the way these companies currently see it. It won't change until most transactions are done on the system that the prices will drop or a company takes the market by the scruff and gives it a good shaking. Just like Apple did with MP3 music.

Even 1st party games are expensive.
Posted 12:55 on 25 November 2013
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dav2612@ Lalaland

I doubt very much it is a goof. You don't have to go far to find PS3 games on the store at £59.99. But people must pay that otherwise they would have lowered the pricing a long time ago.
Posted 12:48 on 25 November 2013
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Lalaland

Very annoying, I hope this is just a pre-launch goof because otherwise why would anyone buy from the PS Store? As others have pointed out even matching street RRP means digital is often more expensive than actual street prices for physical.
Posted 12:40 on 25 November 2013

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