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Sony Temporarily Raises Digital Game Prices Ahead Of Launching New Promotion On PlayStation Store

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Sony has recently launched a new promotion on the European PlayStation Store offering two games for the price of one. This is basically a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer. While this offer sounds good on paper, it should be noted that each of the the game that is being offered in this promotion has its price temporarily increased ahead of the launch of the promotion. This means that while games like The Order 1886 and Until Dawn were being sold for a cheap price on the PlayStation Store, their price was temporarily raised before the launch of this promotion.

Here is the list of games that are eligible for this offer on the PlayStation Store.

The Order: 1886
The Last of Us Remastered
Until Dawn
EA Sports UFC
Blood Bowl 2
Tour de France 2015
Farming Simulator 15
Divinity Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
Air Conflicts Vietnam – Ultimate Edition
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell
Zombie Army Trilogy
Natural Doctrine
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends – Complete Edition
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
Rabbids Invasion – Gold Edition
Watch_Dogs – Complete Edition
Evolve – Digital Deluxe
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Legion Edition
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
The Lego Movie Videogame
Lego The Hobbit
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
MotoGP 15
RIDE

While it is nice to get two games for the price of one, the real issue here is that the price of buying any of the game from the above list, which has now been increased to £44.99 making the promotion useless for most. You can buy most of these games on sale for a cheaper price than what is being offered here.

As an example, The Order 1886 is available for £17.94 on Amazon UK while Until Dawn can be bought for £19.99. Since this promotion raises the price of the games seen in the list above, it also means that if anyone wants to get them now, they will have to buy them at a higher price.

We can also track the price of games that are part of this sale thanks to PSPrices, which keeps track of the price of PlayStation Store games. Judging from the price history of games like The Order 1886, we learn that the price was increased before the start of this promotion from £34.99 to £44.99. The same applies to all of the games available in the list.

This increase in price was caught by many users and the original post on the official PlayStation Blog is full of angry comments related to the price of the games available in this promotion. Whatever is the case here, it was definitely not a smart move to launch such a promotion that required to temporarily raise the price.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

 

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This is so sad...



 

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It's common practice to raise prices back up to MSRP before beginning a new sale. All retailers do this, as promotional discounts are generally based on the MSRP listing.



Lmfao! Sony is gonna feel the burn tomorrow, just like they was with the PSX 2015.



I felt the same sadness when Best Buy did the same for their B2G1 free sale.



dear god,. is there anything the internet won't whine about.



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kitler53 said:
dear god,. is there anything the internet won't whine about.

Well, bad guy Sony should be stacking discounts so that they can take a loss.

Fuck capitalism and companies trying to stay in business.



This is low.
It's like Black Friday around here.

Raise prices prior it, cut what you raised, call it BIG discounts, sell lots.



pokoko said:
It's common practice to raise prices back up to MSRP before beginning a new sale. All retailers do this, as promotional discounts are generally based on the MSRP listing.

 


This basically, it isn't that they're attempting to scam people but they're just removing any outstanding offers which might have been in place such as the ongoing cuts on the psn store to games to make this offer appear slightly better than it is...

 

That said, the offer is still giving you 2 games for the price they had been asking for 1 of them, I'm not sure what the issue is here.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

No unusual, seems a common practice lately.

I have been hoping for some big sales on my Steam wish-list and some older Xbox One titles I am looking to pick up digitally....no go so far.

Don't even get me started about game discounts for titles I want to pick up for my Wii U.



Happens a lot and various companies do this...

During the Christmas and Summer Vacation times, toy stores, clothing shops etc will do this to make more money. Unfortunate, but common :/



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