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