saying that games for their next generation consoles will cost the same
as they do today, at least one publisher seems intent on placing a small premium on upcoming titles. That publisher is Electronic Arts
, and according to information obtained from a question and answer post by Game, a games retailer in the U.K., EA titles on the Xbox One
and PlayStation 4
will cost £5 more than what they sell for on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
"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," Game states. "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."
EA may have been encouraged by sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2, both of which retailed for £54.99 in the U.K. and saw pretty good sales. It will be interesting to see how U.K. gamers react to higher priced titles in general, and also whether or not other publishers follow in EA's footsteps.