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Xbox One games priced ahead of launch, first party titles to cost under £40

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Xbox One games should cost around the same as 360 titles

Microsoft has reportedly confirmed pricing for the first Xbox One games, with first party next-gen titles to cost the same as their Xbox 360 counterparts.

With the company’s next-generation console having come under criticism for being £80 more expensive that is leading rival, the PS4, Microsoft has quelled consumer distaste somewhat, suggesting Xbox One games will be no more expensive that current new launches.

Speaking with gaming blog Kotaku during E3, an official Microsoft spokesperson reportedly confirmed the price plans, suggesting first party Xbox One games will hit retailers around the $60 (£38) mark. Earlier this week, Microsoft set the Xbox One price at £429, the PS4 price is just £349.

“A company spokesperson confirmed that Microsoft's own first-party Xbox One games will cost $59,99, the same price top Xbox 360 games have,” the latest reports have stated.

With Sony having yet to discuss PS4 games pricing, third party developers for both titles, are currently remaining tight-lipped on how much they will charge for the first next-generation games when the two new consoles are formally launched later this year.

While the potential lack of price hikes for games will be sure to appease many, Microsoft has come under repeated criticism since the Xbox One’s unveiling for issues with an always required internet connection and a lack game sharing options. Despite these concerns, Microsoft has suggested that these negative reactions were “kind of as we expected.”

"This is a big change, consumers don't always love change, and there's a lot of education we have to provide to make sure that people understand,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Xbox said. "We're trying to do something pretty big in terms of moving the industry forward for console gaming into the digital world. We believe the digital world is the future, and we believe digital is better."

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Cameron

June 16, 2013, 2:05 pm

With all the media negative spin on the Xbone, the only thing that stops me from pre ordering one is the 500gb hhd, the rest of the stuff like Microsoft's lack of game sharing does not bother me, I don't buy that many games for the my Xbox 360 and when I do I play it to death or am bored with it. I play more games on the PC then on consoles these day's anyway.

alukard

June 16, 2013, 3:28 pm

External hard drives of any size can be added via USB 3.0 and ALL content can be stored on it. 4TB hard drive Xbox ONE.

robert s

June 16, 2013, 4:18 pm

when it comes to Microsoft they always use the word we we we we we we we how about taking notice of the customers opinions.. they talk of the digital age like we are a bunch of idiots who will just agree with everything they say are they having a laugh they must be.. sony has learnt and listened a lot over time and came up with the ps4 were I can share a game I can play offline and I can unplug my camera. everyone knows we need internet access these days to play online but that does not give companies permission to make consoles that constantly need internet connection on a daily basis that's ridiculous.. if your rich and don't mind being under scrutiny every time you switch the xbone on then go for it but I prefer my privacy at my own choice not someone elses so Microsoft get a grip you bunch of rip off merchants..

hiroprotagonist1

June 16, 2013, 5:23 pm

Xbox One has a pretty sweet sharing system. You can put 10 of your friends in your family network and everyone on your list will have access to your entire game library. The only catch is that only one person in the network can be playing the shared copy at any given time.

People should really start looking at the benefits that the internet connection offers.

torjs99

June 16, 2013, 5:46 pm

m$ payola

Damien Stanworth

June 16, 2013, 6:17 pm

Games will not be under £40 at launch. They are listed on microsofts own store at £49.99

http://www.microsoftstore.com/...

PGrGr

June 17, 2013, 11:32 am

I think you've missed the point here. Its not sharing with friends and family that people are concerned about. Its the seeming lack of ability to hand games on, in entirety, to the secondhand market, once you're done with them.

I currently have a PS3. All the titles I have bought are A-list, but I didn't buy them on release, and I haven't paid more than about £10 for any of them. Furthermore, those that I didn't like, I sold. That's fine for me. However, I couldn't do that at all with the XBox One system. To play a similar roster of games would cost me hundreds of pounds over a period of 2-3 years, and I'm just not prepared to do that.

Cameron Patterson

June 17, 2013, 12:45 pm

Yeah, pretty sure this calculation does not account for 20% VAT which would make it almost exactly as you say.

Spike Black

June 18, 2013, 9:47 am

Remember it won't be 500Gb though, it will also have to store all the VM's MS are forcing onto the console. That's probably also why you can't just fit a new one if it dies, you have to install an official MS one as a it will have the vm's preinstalled.

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