Everyone can stop using Sony's game pricing scheme as their latest pinata today, as news is coming out that it isn't quite correct. Though we were originally led to believe at the Tokyo Games Show that PS3 games would cost upwards of $100
, it appears they'll be a little more competitively priced - try $59.99
The pricing is not universal, but Sony has confirmed seven titles so far - each launching at the $60 mark. You can even pre-order directly from Sony's online store
, if you're so inclined. The games include six third-party titles and one Sony title, illustrating that Sony is not attempting to undercut the market with its in-studio titles as Microsoft did with its Xbox 360 games.
Third-party developers are, of course, welcome to price their games as they see fit (within reason), so it would be wise to not count this as a hard-and-fast pricing scheme. However, it is a good way to end the controversy of the fabled $100 games - the $60 price-point puts the system right back into the competitive market, as soon as one swallows the bitter pill of the system purchase itself.
Hopefully, this will take at least a little of the heat off of Sony in the press for a while. Maybe a day?
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