Games will get cheaper

According to Activision bigwig.

Activision CEO Robert Kotick has predicted that the price of current generation games will drop as our new friends PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Revolution join the party.

Speaking at a Bank of America conference last week, Kotick said: "You're likely to see price declines on the older generation software."

Sounds like good news to us - especially since next-gen games are expected to carry a suggested retail price of £44.99.

But there will be less new titles to choose from, Kotick continued, as publishers pour their resources into creating games for the next-gen consoles - just as they stopped bothering with PlayStation and Nintendo 64 development following the arrival of the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube.

"I'm a pretty big believer that history is likely to repeat itself," he said.

He also revealed that Activision plans to release no less than 40 titles for the Xbox 360 over the course of 2006 - nearly double the amount of current-gen Xbox titles released by the publisher in the year following the console's launch.

That'll include Xbox 360 shooter Gun - you can read all about it in our recent preview, if you like.

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