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[CVG] Xbox One first-party games to cost £49.99

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The recommended retail price of first-party Xbox One games in UK is £49.99, Microsoft has revealed.

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"You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it's a $60 price point," he noted.


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/420503/xbox-one-first-party-games-to-cost-pound4999/
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You're not doing well Microsoft, and then you go and do this..rolleyes.gif
    
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More incentive to make a good game. Only a good game will get the "70, 80, 90" from me in DLCs.
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When are game prices going to stop rising...
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When are game prices going to stop rising...

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Never. Game prices are actually falling after taking inflation into account. I remember buying $50 new releases 15 years ago. If game prices stayed the same after inflation, games should be $67 today.
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Never. Game prices are actually falling after taking inflation into account. I remember buying $50 new releases 15 years ago. If game prices stayed the same after inflation, games should be $67 today.

But you need to remember, cartridges were about 30% of the cost of a game back in the day. Discs these days are less than 1%
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But you need to remember, cartridges were about 30% of the cost of a game back in the day. Discs these days are less than 1%

this, and then with digital you remove any markup from logistics and bam you have 100% gross profit if its in house.
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Never. Game prices are actually falling after taking inflation into account. I remember buying $50 new releases 15 years ago. If game prices stayed the same after inflation, games should be $67 today.
But you need to remember, cartridges were about 30% of the cost of a game back in the day. Discs these days are less than 1%
Yea, but if we're doing straight comparisons, budgets have also skyrocketed. Though at the same time games have become mass market so as long as gaming keep growing we more or less see a balance.

Though as far as I can tell, they're saying games cost the same as last gen? Or is the Pound price point actually higher (not familiar with current gen pricing other than USD).
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I always thought DL should be cheaper, being no material involved other than the server stored on and the means to allow DL.
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When are game prices going to stop rising...

 

Game prices aren't rising. This is a pretty standard price for launch games.

 

You'll find a lot of retailers will probably sell for cheaper. Most retailers will tell you a game is £45.99 - £49.99 until they have an actual confirmed price that they can sell it at from higher up.

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