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PlayStation 3 game prices revealed from Best Buy

That's right boys and girls, Best Buy Canada is touting bold game prices on their website. For the ripe price of $74.99, these jokers don't come cheap. But if you thought the next-generation of gaming was going to cost you anything less than an arm or a leg, you might as well dust off your cartridges.

Does this really come as a surprise though? With a console as steep as the PlayStation 3, it'd be naive to think the games would be bargain-priced. As much as I'd like to say "Keep your eyes out for an amended page" or be wary of the current costs, we may be kidding ourselves thinking that next-gen games are going to be anything cheaper than 75 bucks a pop.

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1. i have had mine prepurchased at eb for over 2 month now for 64.99 not sure why people are still wondering about the cost of ps3 games go out and prepurchase them if you want them they already have the prices out for a while now

Posted at 8:55AM on Jul 19th 2006 by MMagic

2. Sony reps have stated before that next gen game prices are in general at the same level as of today, with a chance of a slight increase.

What are you expecting from Best Buy or any other retailer? They wanna be on the save side. Better decrease the price tag afterwards. I've seen other figures on the net. So far no consistency, which tells me, they havn't been announced yet by Sony. So take those with a grain of salt.

Posted at 9:05AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Mutsch

3. well aint that a kick in the love machine

MMagic- if the article is true, expect EB to ask for their extra 10 bucks when you go to pick it up

Posted at 9:11AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Paul

4. Best picture ever.

Posted at 9:46AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Tondog

5. The end for Sony is coming soon...

My prediction:

Nintendo will come out on top in the Japanese markets, killing Sony and M'soft.

M'soft will dominate in the U.S. and Europe, with the Wii coming in second.

The average consumer will not be willing to buy in at Sony's price point when M'soft is offering the same games and graphics for way less...


Posted at 9:53AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Todd H.

6. That's 75 Canadian dollars which means PS3 games will be $5 more expensive than Xbox games. US price will probably be $65 American dollars, European price 75 euro (which is a lot more than 65 US dollar, but also includes almost 20% VAT).

Posted at 9:57AM on Jul 19th 2006 by ymmv

7. If game prices go over 100$ here, wich is the going rate for Ps2 and xbox games im gonna cry. 360 games are about 110$.

Posted at 10:09AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Fan

8. The price is $75 CANADIAN. As in Canadian dollars. Not US dollars. Does it include tax? We don't know.

Posted at 10:33AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Ben

9. You're right Ben. According to the same site Xbox 360 software is $69.99. So using that same logic for US prices, PS3 games would be what MMagic already said $64.99. I guess that makes sense since all the discs will be Blu-ray.

Posted at 10:54AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Jay

10. exactly, ben. the website is bestbuy.ca, which means that's canadian dollars. 75 canadian dollars comes out to be 66.26 USD

Posted at 10:55AM on Jul 19th 2006 by johnnyg993

11. So PS3 games are going to be about $0 to $5 (in USA dollars) more expensive than XBOX 360 games. In other words, about the same price.

Editors: This news post is just ridiculous. Unless it's your goal to mislead people, REWRITE IT.

Posted at 11:20AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Ben

12. Good one dudes.

So with taxes (which aren't shown) we're still pretty high up there (in my *cheapskate* opinion)

Ben gets a star, because he's so cute when he gets angry ^_^

Posted at 11:20AM on Jul 19th 2006 by adamsb

13. Ouch... $85.49 with tax per game. Too bad we can't sell blood up here in Canada.

Posted at 11:26AM on Jul 19th 2006 by jc

14. Yeah! I get to pay an extra $5 for having a blue-ray disk! Yeah! I dont care if its the exact same game on the 360. I dont care if there is no extra content...

Posted at 12:39PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Cage

15. I guess I'm just tired of the anti-Sony forces lying about so many things.

(Why are there anti-Sony forces, BTW? Of all the things to care enough about to intentionally lie and mislead people about, Sony-hatred seems to be about the most frivolous.)

Posted at 12:42PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Ben

16. Yeah...it is Canadian...so the point is moot. We really need prices from several areas: Japan, US, and Europe in order to have appropriate comments.

I can't see PS3 non-collectors-edition games going over $70 in the US...if they did...sheesh...

Posted at 2:33PM on Jul 19th 2006 by SuicideNinja

17. now we feel how all those ms fanboys felt for years i guess.

for everyone for something there is someone against something

Posted at 2:45PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Paul

18. So in USD it's about $65, which is exactly what I expected. So if you buy a PS3 you are paying $5 more for more disc space, and supposedly faster frame rates....fine by me.

Hell nintendo was selling 64 games for $70 bucks 10 years back....that was insane back then....with pricee inflation....$65 is normal.

I'm just glad they aren't $75-$85.

Posted at 3:08PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Kid Muscle

19. but EA didnt get NFL and then up the price 40% on madden...

Posted at 3:58PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Paul

20. Sony remember back when n64 had those expensive cartridges? And you with the cheap disks and all thoose pc ports in the late 90's? YOU KICKED NINTENDO'S ASRSE!

Now why are you making the same mistake nintendo did?
I believe they were counting on brand loyality too.

Posted at 4:34PM on Jul 19th 2006 by cap-n-crunch

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