PS4′s UK Digital Game Prices Reduced on PSN
Sony had said that the prices found on the UK PSN Store for PlayStation 4 digital games may be lowered ahead of the consoles UK launch this Friday. That is exactly what appears to have happened. Sony came under heavy criticism after prices of it’s digital games were revealed, which showed them to be higher than rivals Xbox One’s prices.
Eurogamer had reported earlier in the day that Sony had stated that the prices seen on the UK’s PSN store weren’t final. Sony told them, “Although PS4 launches in Europe on the 29th November, we have switched on the European PSN early to test and make sure that features and functionality are fully operational for launch,”
“However, as PS4 and PSN have not yet officially launched in this region, nothing on the PSN is final, including pricing on the store. You will continue to see some prices adjusted over the next few days in preparation for launch on Friday.”
EA and Ubisoft have both gone on to reduce their prices so they are inline with Microsoft’s prices on Xbox One.
Games such as FIFA 14, Need for Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14 and Battlefield 4 were originally listed at £62.99, compared to the Xbox One’s price of just £54.99. Since then, EA and Sony have negotiated a deal to lower their prices to equal that of Xbox One, meaning that the following games now cost £54.99 across both platforms. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Just Dance 2014 have also been reduced to £54.99 and £39.99 respectively.
However gamers are still upset at digital games being more expensive than their retail counterparts, with FIFA 14 for example being available for £47 on Amazon, whereas a digital copy on PSN costs £54.99.