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Analyst Pachter: PS4 and Xbox 8 games will cost $70

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2013 10:45 User comments (16)

Analyst Pachter: PS4 and Xbox 8 games will cost $70 Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, known for his wild calls on the video game industry (many of which have been accurate), says this week that he expects the price of the games to go up with the next generation of consoles.
Today, gamers pay as high as $60 for new games, Pachter says PS4 and Xbox 8 games will retail for $70.

The analyst made his prediction during the week's South by Southwest (SXSW) event, in which he also claimed that Microsoft would win the next generation, just as it did this one.

Despite saying Microsoft would win, he also predicted that the PS4 would thrive during the generation and outperform the PS3. Nintendo will remain undisputed software king but hardware sales will nosedive compared to their previous hits like the DS and Wii.

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16 user comments

113.3.2013 11:09

$70?!

213.3.2013 11:25

I welcome ouya with open arms and an open wallet.


Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S.T.

313.3.2013 11:59

THIS is exactly why the Ouya will do very well. There's no damn excuse for making games so expensive.

413.3.2013 13:06
Pricegouging
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Go eff yourself I'm cool with this generation. Waiting for an open source system. Resolutions and textures do not warrant the price of the games. Thirsty thirsty.

513.3.2013 13:25

I wouldn't lend a lot of credit to this guys opinions. Xbox TV will flop, with all the smart tv's and roku boxes. People don't need another TV tuner plus that's quite a bit of wasted hardware cost.

Nintendo winning software?? I've never used a WeeU but as nobody is glowing about its online presence I assume it's about what the wii was, nonexistent for people over the age of 10. The rest is just obvious from the nintendos refusal to move away from their own platform.

The rest is just pure BS. No bankruptcies? This articles from a few days ago, I'd say a 1/2 dozen game companies went under since then. And the PC as a gaming platform is almost an antiquity.

613.3.2013 16:08

...and the same titles will be $30 on pc.



713.3.2013 16:33

Originally posted by Qliphah:
And the PC as a gaming platform is almost an antiquity.

Nope. I'll refer you to every single year PC gaming has existed, where your exact "prediction" has been made, all the way back to the Commodore 64 and before. I still have Compute! and Byte magazines from back then, with various pundits making the same claim.
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813.3.2013 17:29

If I bought a game for that much..........I'd play on the hardest level every time and get my money's worth.

913.3.2013 17:54

Like anything else they (the publishers) will charge what they can for their product, but if people aren't willing to spend that amount of money, after a period of time, they will then drop their prices to attempt to break even. It just means if I can't afford the game brand new I'll just have to wait a few months to get it.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Mar 2013 @ 17:57

Keep your head up, keep alert, and don't let them take you by suprise.

1014.3.2013 14:53

Originally posted by dodger5:
... if I can't afford the game brand new I'll just have to wait a few months to get it.
This is the exact thing everyone should do. The idea that a game is better or somehow worth more the day it comes out is idiotic. If anything PC games have proven that waiting 3 months or longer is actually better. By then patches for bugs that "somehow" got past all the beta testers and DLC worth playing will be out. Instead when you buy a game on day 1 you are the beta tester and even worse you paid for the right to test their game for bugs (or in SimCity's case stress tester for their servers).

1114.3.2013 15:45

Originally posted by dodger5:
if I can't afford the game brand new I'll just have to wait a few months to get it.
Why restrict yourself?

Simply refuse to pay stupid gouging lauch prices on everything, from games to films to music.
They all come down in price and they will be just the same thing except at least 1/3rd or more cheaper.

Don't get sucked in by the marketing & advertising.
Better keep more of your money in your pocket than someone else's.

1215.3.2013 17:59

If their definition of a game = complete with all dlc then I say hooray. Gamers know that the full experience of a game sets us back $120 or more. It's just too much.

1316.3.2013 7:51

wait for not much sales in games

1416.3.2013 17:30

The ONLY way I'd be ok with this is if it was like buying a printer. Buy the PS4 for $199 or less and they make up the profit in software. $70 a game. But if it's $600 for the system and $70 a game plus charging for DLC. I'll pass. honestly the PS2 and PS3 libraries are full of titles I have not played yet. i could stay busy with just those alone.



1516.3.2013 17:47

Originally posted by jookycola:
The ONLY way I'd be ok with this is if it was like buying a printer. Buy the PS4 for $199 or less and they make up the profit in software. $70 a game. But if it's $600 for the system and $70 a game plus charging for DLC. I'll pass. honestly the PS2 and PS3 libraries are full of titles I have not played yet. i could stay busy with just those alone.
YES! My backlog is about 10 games long already. I have a feeling playing 360 games on the new console is going to make them look like crap. Kind of how xbox1 titles look on the 360. I was thinking of holding off buying a new 360 slim but I think I'll get one. They will prob go on sale when the 720 comes out anyway. My Elite is just too loud and the tray jams all the time.

165.4.2013 22:18
Dusklurker
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Originally posted by Burnasty:
I welcome ouya with open arms and an open wallet.
Uhhh, you might wanna check the Ouya reviews...

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