Xbox One raise price of downloaded games to £50

11 December 2013

Dead-Rising-3 Prices of video games have been creeping up like nobody's business. Generally, when buying media, downloads are considerably cheaper, thanks to a lack of packaging and such. However, with games, it isn't so.

With that, Microsoft have confirmed that download versions of the exclusive titles Ryse, Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3 will now cost £50, after initially saying downloaded games would be £45.

"Yes, pricing for select digital content in some markets has changed since launch," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "Digital content pricing is subject to change and we may occasionally offer various deals or promotions. Ultimately pricing and promotions will vary by region."

Third party games still vary, with Call of Duty Ghosts costing £55 to download on both Xbox One and PS4. FIFA 14 meanwhile is £60 on PS4 and £55 on Xbox One.

Prices for video games are in danger of pricing everyone out. Surely, there's going to be some big price drops in 2014? Of course, keep checking our Deals of the Day for good prices on games, consoles and everything else.

TOPICS:   Games   High Street News

12 comments

  • Brad
    Disgusting pricing, probably a good time to switch to PC gaming, you'll easily cover the high initial cost if you buy a game each month.
  • HowDareYouBlockMyComments
    Microsoft just keep giving people reasons to not buy their console or the games. You'd think they want to alienate the consumer. Will be sticking to disc media and still thinking about the PS4 as the better option, next year.
  • Bert
    Why would anybody pay £50 to download a game (or even £40) when they could buy a physical copy for the same price but sell it on for £20/30/40 once they had finished with it. Until downloadable games are significantly cheaper than the physical copy, then the second hand market will only continue to expand meaning less money for Microsoft.
  • R. S.
    I remember when cartridges for the Atari used to cost £29.99 back in the early 1980's. I remember taking Missile Command back to Woolworths, convincing them that it'd broke me joystick. Got me money back. But now, £50 (to me) still seems a lot of money. No wonder there's the reverse-engineering movement in full swing sorting this one out. I'll stick t'me Wii wi' t'300-odd games on t'ard drive :)
  • Chewbacca
    ^reverse engineering? What? Also, what Bert said.
  • dvdj10
    @R. Scraivie Are you typing like a mong ironically or is that how you actually talk? And it's even more retarded that you type exactly how you talk... And fi you don't talk like that why the fuck would you type like that?!?
  • jim
    in other news: Microsoft are money grabbing tight-wads
  • Jeff N.
    Bring back the days when you could buy a spectrum game for 9.99, tape it then exchange it for another.
  • ugly f.
    The are hoping people will pay for the convince of getting the game NOW and not having to deal with all the scum and chuggers down at the shops.
  • R. S.
    For: Chewbacca "Reverse-engineering movement" - groups currently working on hacking the console & software to attempt to use it without having to pay out £50+ for games etc. For: dvdj10 I'm (I mean, I am) not a mong. I typed one sentence the way I speak. I'm very sorry and won't (I mean, will not) do this again I suppose you have never used "you'll" or "they're" when you type...
  • dvdj10
    Of course I use you'll and they're when I type as they're actual recognised words. I was referencing the "t'me" "wi'" etc "t'ard drive" is my favourite, it's actually harder/longer to write than hard drive! Lancashire I presume?
  • R. S.
    For dvdj10: Definite article reduction is being used. That is all. The time taken & number of key strokes it takes to type "the hard drive" is more than "t'ard drive". Nowhere near Lancashire. Ta ta.

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