How much will you pay for “NextBox” Games
Do you feel like new games are too expensive? Well, I sure as hell hope not because according to Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter, they’re going to cost about 10 dollars more for the next reign of consoles.That brings the next-gen games costs to a total of 70 USD a game! Pachter, who is truly a renowned and respected gaming analyst, announced his predictions at South by Southwest (SXSW) yesterday. I’m not going to act totally surprised by the news, generally game prices do increase, but is it really necessary to do so by so much?
No hard numbers have been given, and that’s important to note before we raid the local GameStops with angry mobs and protest. The closest thing to a figure is a vague statement from SCEA’s President and CEO Jack Trenton, “[Sony] will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy.”
Sony has not been reached for comment as to what exactly 60 dollar range we’re dealing with… yet.
Pachter has made other predictions regarding the future of home console gaming, and bold ones at that! I will definitely get to those topics in a more in depth post.
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