EA PS4 games cost an eye-watering 63 from PlayStation Store

UPDATE: EA cuts PS4 game prices by 3, but they're still 5 more than on Xbox One.

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EA PS4 games as of Tuesday, 26th November 2013.

UPDATE: Overnight EA cut the price of its PlayStation 4 games by 3 on the PlayStation Store.

Yesterday gamers reacted in anger when it emerged that EA was charging a whopping 63 for its PS4 games, including FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, when bought from the PlayStation Store.

Curiously, this figure was 8 more than the games cost on Xbox One's Games Store.

Now, EA games cost 59.99 - a 3 reduction, but still 5 more than on Xbox One.

EA is yet to explain this price difference. Eurogamer has once again asked the publisher for comment.

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FIFA 14 from the PS4 PlayStation Store.

ORIGINAL STORY: EA's five PlayStation 4 games cost an eye-watering 63 from the PlayStation Store.

The PS4 isn't out in the UK yet, but the UK PlayStation Store is now live - and we've been able to verify game prices.

EA's five next-gen games are FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, NBA Live 14, Need for Speed: Rivals and Madden NFL 25.

The following is the list of games currently on the PlayStation Store in the UK, alongside their prices:

  • Angry Birds Star Wars: 32.99
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag: 57.99
  • Battlefield 4: 62.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts: 54.99
  • Contrast: 12.79
  • FIFA 14: 62.99
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition: 52.99
  • Just Dance 2014: 42.99
  • Killzone Shadow Fall: 52.99
  • Knack: 52.99
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: 52.99
  • Madden NFL 25: 62.99
  • NBA Live 14: 62.99
  • Need for Speed: Rivals: 62.99
  • Putty Squad: 13.99
  • Resogun: 12.79
  • Super Motherload: 11.99
  • Trine 2: Complete Story: 14.49
  • Warframe: free
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FIFA 14 from the Xbox Games Store.

EA's PS4 games are 8 more than their Xbox One counterparts. FIFA 14 and co are 54.99 on the Xbox Games Store. Eurogamer published an article listing the games, their install sizes and prices from the Xbox One Games Store last week.

Even EA DLC is more expensive on PS4. Battlefield 4 premium is 39.99 on Xbox One and 42.99 on PS4.

Why the high cost on PS4? We've asked EA UK for comment.

EA isn't the only publisher with higher PS4 prices. Ubisoft is at it too, although the price differential is lower: 3.

Assassin's Creed 4 is 58 on PS4 and 55 on Xbox One. Just Dance 2014 is 40 on Xbox One and 43 on PS4. We've asked for comment.

It should be noted that both Microsoft and Sony do not set the price of third-party published games on their digital store fronts.

Meanwhile, gamers are complaining about how much these games cost in the UK compared to how much they cost in the US, where Sony is charging $59.99 for digital PS4 games.

One upset customer is Tim Kane, who contacted Eurogamer to say he was considering cancelling his PS4 pre-order.

"This is why I am VERY MUCH considering cancelling my PS4 pre-order," he said. "I urge others to do the same.

"It's insulting that you would charge MORE for digital purchases that cost LESS to deliver, and that are arguably LESS VALUABLE to the consumer as they hold ZERO resale value.

"The fact that such disparity appears to be market dependent suggests that some markets are given more (less) respect than others. It's offensive, it insults our intelligence as consumers, and it's downright despicable business practice.

"Please revisit your digital marketplace pricing policies, as this alienates consumers and puts them at odds with adopting what should be a truly next-gen digital platform."

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