How Much Would You Pay For PS3 Games?

activisionWe know a lot of you are already starting to save up for Sony‘s much-awaited next-gen console, so it’ll probably come as a relief to you to know that third-party publishers such as Activision will be charging $60 for their next-gen products, the same amount which current-gen titles are being sold for.

Activision CEO Robert Kotick offers what could be considered as the closest glimpse we could have at what third party publishers such as Activision would be asking per unit. Activision’s Call of Duty for the Xbox360 just sold a million copies at $60 each, and during the recently held Merrill Lynch Media & Entertainment Conference, Kotick said, “We have not seen a lot of consumer resistance at the higher price points…” Now, this is quite bold of Kotick to say because this could easily be interpreted in various negative ways…for consumers at least. How? Let us count the ways…

Interpretation #1: Third party publishers might start thinking of charging higher prices for PS3 titles since consumers have been very welcoming to current-gen titles that are being sold for prices a bit higher than the standard SRP.
Interpretation #2: This could be the weakness on the part of consumers that will open a window for higher pricing: games consumers will be willing to pay whatever is asked of them for the “right” and in-demand games.
Interpretation #3: Consumers might welcome higher-priced software to make full use of the PS3’s kickass and grandiose potential.

So if games are currently being sold at around $50-$60, would you be willing to pay say, $70 and above, for your next-gen games? Would you pay double for the new Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy XIII, or Resistance: Fall of Man for your PS3 because they had double the development investment?? If you have more possible interpretations for Kotick’s statement and/or you wanna make yourself heard, let us know via the comments.

Via Spong

activisionWe know a lot of you are already starting to save up for Sony‘s much-awaited next-gen console, so it’ll probably come as a relief to you to know that third-party publishers such as Activision will be charging $60 for their next-gen products, the same amount which current-gen titles are being sold for.

Activision CEO Robert Kotick offers what could be considered as the closest glimpse we could have at what third party publishers such as Activision would be asking per unit. Activision’s Call of Duty for the Xbox360 just sold a million copies at $60 each, and during the recently held Merrill Lynch Media & Entertainment Conference, Kotick said, “We have not seen a lot of consumer resistance at the higher price points…” Now, this is quite bold of Kotick to say because this could easily be interpreted in various negative ways…for consumers at least. How? Let us count the ways…

Interpretation #1: Third party publishers might start thinking of charging higher prices for PS3 titles since consumers have been very welcoming to current-gen titles that are being sold for prices a bit higher than the standard SRP.
Interpretation #2: This could be the weakness on the part of consumers that will open a window for higher pricing: games consumers will be willing to pay whatever is asked of them for the “right” and in-demand games.
Interpretation #3: Consumers might welcome higher-priced software to make full use of the PS3’s kickass and grandiose potential.

So if games are currently being sold at around $50-$60, would you be willing to pay say, $70 and above, for your next-gen games? Would you pay double for the new Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy XIII, or Resistance: Fall of Man for your PS3 because they had double the development investment?? If you have more possible interpretations for Kotick’s statement and/or you wanna make yourself heard, let us know via the comments.

Via Spong

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