Microsoft has published a bevy of prices for its Xbox One games and accessories over on its online store front, with the pricing spectrum for launch games ranging from £45 to £55. The company also attached a digital price tag to some of the next-gen console’s peripherals, including the wireless controller, which will retail at the expected £44.99.
All of the titles displayed are currently available for pre-order and encompass motion-centric properties such as Zumba Fitness: World Party (£49.99) to the first-party, triple-A games such as Dead Rising 3 (also priced at £49.99). One thing worth noting, though, is that some third-party titles – namely EA and Ubisoft games – are all priced at £54.99, with Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4 receiving a five pound price bump in comparison to their software brethrens.
Upon first glance, the price range may seem a little off putting. However, it’s important to remember that Xbox 360 games retailed for $60 eight years ago. What’s more, it has been confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson that Xbox One games will be priced in the same monetary ballpark as the software titles available on the console’s predecessor back in 2005.
With that said, there are a number of games on Microsoft’s store that straddle both current and next-gen systems. To ease this transition, the company recently stated that it will operate a trade in promotion with select retailers, which will allow gamers to exchange the current-gen version of a particular game and receive an Xbox One copy instead for a £10/$10 fee. The titles subject to this promotion include Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, NBA 2K14, and Need for Speed: Rivals.
What are your initial impressions of the price points? Indeed, which Xbox One game are you most likely to pre-order? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Microsoft Store