xboxonegamecaseWorried about Xbox One games hurting your wallet even more so than Xbox 360 titles already do? Here’s some relieving news for you.

Microsoft’s first-party games (made by Microsoft Studios) for the Xbox One will sell for $60, the same price that new Xbox 360 games typically go for. This was first spotted by Kotaku, and a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the pricing to GeekWire.

Sony has not shared any official details about their pricing model for PlayStation 4 games, however, Sony CEO Jack Tretton said back in February that prices would range from “$0.99 to $60.”

Of course, third-party developers could end up charging more or less than $60. But based on pre-order pricing on sites like Amazon and Best Buy, it appears that both consoles will be sticking with the $59 price point — for now. 

Microsoft and Sony just wrapped up a week at the big E3 conference, with much of the attention on console price ($499 for the Xbox One vs. $399 for the Playstation 4), the Xbox One’s restrictions on video game sharing, and its requirement for regular Internet connectivity. Microsoft spent time defending itself on the big Xbox One changes, while Sony landed a series of statements (and jokes) designed to point out where its PlayStation 4 differs from Microsoft’s new console.

Previously on GeekWire: Xbox chief says Microsoft’s offline option is an Xbox 360

Comments

  • Daniël Plooij

    Don’t forget that you can buy 1 game and share this game with 10 friends on your xbox Live list. This works cheaper then the Playstation. If you buy a game and go offline then your friend or family can play this game also on a other place in the world or join you in your game like co-op ;)

    • guest

      Yeah, but that doesn’t fit in with the anti Xbone meme, so they can’t mention it.

  • SkullKid

    Don’t be fooled. Sharing a game via the Family system will only allow 1 person to play it at once. Do you really think Microsoft is that naive and wouldn’t see that coming?

  • carlos carroll

    Switching to PS4 !!!!!

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