Microsofts Xbox One games to be priced at $60

Microsoft has said that first-party Xbox One games will be priced at $59.99. A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Polygon that Microsoft Studios games on the new console will carry the same manufacturer’s suggested retail price as Xbox 360 titles have this generation.

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton recently told CNBC that PS4 game prices will range from $.99 to $60 games, although SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida wouldn’t confirm this in an interview with Kotaku. Activision and Ubisoft also declined to offer software pricing plans, although we presume they’ll follow the platform holders’ guidance.

During an E3 2013 analyst call last week, EA COO Peter Moore said he doesn’t expect software prices to increase next-gen, noting: “You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it’s a $60 price point.”

Last Monday, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One will launch in 21 markets this November priced at £430 / $500. The following day, Sony revealed the actual PS4 hardware for the first time at its E3 press conference, where it also announced a Christmas release date and a PS4 price of £349 / €399 / $399.

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