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Shop.To has become the first retailer to list PlayStation 4 games for sale and the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for the titles seems to be £10 higher than PS3 titles, meaning new releases will cost £59.99 rather £49.99.

Of course most UK retailers discount games by around £10 which is why we are used to a £39.99 price point for PS3 games. ShopTo are discounting PS4 releases by 19% which means Diablo III, Second Son and Drive Club can be pre-ordered for £48.85.

Judging by the preview we have seen, the PS4 games are extremely detailed – doubtless costing more to produce – so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the games cost more to purchase.

We will have to wait and see if Activision stay in line with everyone else as they moved the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II up to the £59.99 RRP.

The online retailer has also listed the PS4 console with a wallet numbing £399 price tag, pricey but still £25 less than the cost of a PS3 at launch. ShopTo list the RRP for the console as £449.

Obviously, this is all subject to change but it gives us a good starting point for discussion.

Source: ShopTo

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40 Comments
  1. Person678
    BOOM! Headshot!
    Since: Jan 2009

    They’re just covering there arses, they can always put prices down but putting prices up is tricky with pre-orders.

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:12.
  2. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    PS4 is number 1 in there preorder chart as well.

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:13.
  3. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I think the prices of the next gen might finally push me back to PC gaming. It’s more expensive but that gap is narrowing and the games are cheaper (especially with the likes of Steams sales etc)

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:15.
  4. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    With all respect to ShopTo, they’ve no idea how much games and the console will cost.

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:15.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      They probably priced so it could be pre-ordered. When I ordered last night it had ‘subject to change”.
      I think they did the same with PS3, a price guess until it was announced by Sony.

      Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:32.
  5. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I’ve put money aside already, hopefully enough for the console and a game!

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:17.
    • gaffers101
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Same here. Got enough for the new console and a couple of games come release day, maybe more if I trade in the old PS3.

      Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:54.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Yeah I’m thinking about getting rid of one of on PS3’s too. Hopefully enough for a second controller, as you say, aswell :)

        Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 14:38.
  6. Dom El
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    I’ll be pre-ordering one as soon as I have the option, I hope that it doesn’t get near Shopto’s hypothetical £449 though… You do have to wonder how much all that lovely technology is costing…

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:17.
  7. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Ouch if that’s the cost, I will stream & rent games

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:17.
  8. Peter Chapman
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    placeholders, aren’t they? Easy to bring down, hard to put up so ShopTo (and others) will be covering the top end of possibilities.

    I expect launch prices like the Wii U’s – £50 in shops. Then I hope they end up at the £40 mark again within a few months.

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:20.
    • bmg_123
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Let’s hope so. In today’s market it’s not exactly wise to put already expensive console games up as mobile game prices stay low.

      Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 14:59.
  9. McProley
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Just spent all my savings on a new car after writing it off at the weekend. Dammit, no going out for me for a while whilst I boost my saving back up then

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:20.
  10. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Obviously all guess work at this point.
    Providing I can get the console, Killzone and a second controller for around £400 that would be ok for me. Hopefully its a little cheaper than that so I can squeeze Drive Club in there too ;)

    Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 13:25.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      £400 with a game will stil be cheaper than the PS3 on launch day.

      Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 15:58.
      • LTG Davey
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yes! I still remember walking in Argos and picking up a PS3, second controller, Resistance and Motorstorm for £500. Given I paid for it in cash as I didn’t have a bank card at that point, talk about tension! lol

        Comment posted on 21/02/2013 at 16:31.

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