Price Increase for PlayStation 4 Games? Not Likely, Sony Says

Sony spent the majority of its 2-hour long PlayStation 4 (PS4) press event talking about games, software, social integration, and the cloud, but one thing the console maker didn't discuss is the price of games. Some have speculated that triple-A titles for the PS4 could see a price bump to $70, or even higher, but that doesn't look to be the case.

In an interview with CNBC, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) President and CEO, Jack Tretton, indicated that pricing will remain the same.

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"People are willing to pay if they see the value there and I think there's more choice than ever before for consumers, Tretton said. "We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games.

That's expensive by PC gaming standards, but right on par with where high-end games for modern consoles typically land (and yes, the PS4 still qualifies as a console even though it carries PC DNA). Tretton also brought up the point that a "big-form experience" can cost publishers upwards of $50 million to create, hence why games cost so much these days.

"We'll justify that $60 price point and we'll give people hours and hours of game play on a daily basis for months and years to come," Tretton said.