Star Wars: Battlefront News for Xbox One

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EA's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 - £5 more than the average current-gen RRP.

Confirmation of EA's next-gen pricing was revealed in an FAQ with GAME, which states:

"At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of £54.99.

"No other game prices have been confirmed. We will of course update our listings as and when this happens. And if the price changes before release day, you will always pay the lowest price."

Bar a few exceptions, current-gen titles typically RRP for £49.99 in the UK. Recent releases in the Call of Duty and FIFA franchises have each carried a higher £54.99 RRP.

But despite the higher price planned for next-gen, RRP isn't typically indicative of shop prices, of course. Games usually float around the £39.99 price-point on the high street.

It isn't yet known whether next-gen titles will be sold for their full RRP at launch or carry a lower price tag, but online retailers are currently asking full whack.

EA has a variety of titles in store for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, including launch window titles Battlefield 4, Need For Speed Rivals, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and Madden 25, with Mirror's Edge, Star Wars: Battlefront, Titanfall and more set to follow.

Source: game.co.uk

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cubical

Here in Australia the PS4/X1 prices are setting up to be about $100+ (115 if I remember seeing correctly on the pre-order shelves) , which is slightly higher than average. These games are going to cost more to make. Either PS4/X1 is about to kill a lot of developers or the performance of the systems will never properly be utilized, or the game prices on average will be higher (making less sales and pushing devs into the corner again).
Posted 16:39 on 09 July 2013
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BrySkye

Erm, yes...

MJTH is quite correct. £55 is the RRP for some Activision games and for Wii U games.
This always happens when a new console comes out... the games start off expensive and then come down in price as the previous generation fades out.
It's just the 'natural order' of things. While EA are still releasing games on the Xbox 360 and PS3, they aren't going to release much better versions for the same price for the new consoles at the same price.

Basically, they charge what they think they can get away with and, when new consoles hit the market, they know they can get away with that little bit more for a while.

It's still better than the N64 days.
Does no one remember that Turok was £70?
Posted 16:38 on 09 July 2013
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AdesteFideles

It's almost as if they are going out of their way to make me not buy their games.
Posted 15:56 on 09 July 2013
MJTH's Avatar

MJTH@ Weasel_Pants

Videogame have an RRP in the UK of £50 for home consoles, but most stores, both on and offline, tend to sell games for for less then that, on average about £40. COD's RRP is £55 so if it sells for £45, then mostly likely all EA games will be £45 as well from now on.
Posted 14:46 on 09 July 2013
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Weasel_Pants

i dont think ive seen a game sell for more than £40 unless it was cod, and even then it was £45.
when did £50 come in?
Posted 14:35 on 09 July 2013
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Ezay606

EA are really making some bad decisions as of late they really need to shut the hell up and let the ***** storm they have rallied to settle
Posted 14:28 on 09 July 2013
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Batmamerc

There is know way in hell I would ever pay over £50 for a standard game! Ever!! This gen, next gen, next next gen or generation x so hope the shops stay at the current price and thank god Xbox went bk on its Drm.
Posted 14:22 on 09 July 2013
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MJTH

Recently, EA increased the RRP of their games in India on origin PC. Originally the prices in for games most in India where around the 1500 Ruppes (£17) because the market is small and needed an incentive to sell. Now EA games are more in line with western prices, because people from the west buying were games via the Indian origin store at a cheaper price, legally.

So now they've cut that loop hole out, they're are increasing the RRP of games here as well... Obviously RRP isn't indicative of the actual price in store or online, but this isn't a good sign.

I wasn't interested in anything EA was releasing soon anyway.
Posted 14:17 on 09 July 2013
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KamSage

Welp that day one purchase is no longer happening.
Posted 13:48 on 09 July 2013
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munkee

"Battlefield 4, Need For Speed Rivals, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and Madden 25"

Paying more money for a game you've already played a thousand times. Easy response from me. £54.99 = no purchase :)
Posted 13:44 on 09 July 2013
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tvr77

Over half a ton for a videogame is just to much, there's no need to up the price as there already overpriced as it is. We wont even be able to choose one as a MOTM choice.
Posted 13:35 on 09 July 2013
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Endless

And there we have it. DRM-gate circumvented by artificialy high new game price. GG EA you saviour and bastion of gaming and gamers. -_-
Posted 13:34 on 09 July 2013

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