By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Stadia's game prices are very high according to Eurogamer

numberwang said:

PS5 550$

2TB HDD 100$ for those >100GB games

4 years PSN 240$

__________

900$ just to get you in the door

You could buy more than 15 Stadia games for that. This may not appeal to core gamers but the more casual crowd will definitely take a look at it.

did I miss any price announcement from Sony regarding the ps5 or are you making stuff up?

btw, psn also gets you free games every month

btw, who the hell would pay 100$ for and HDD when you're getting an M2 drive with the next console

btw, some people already have such drives at home, so it's no additional cost

btw. why not add PS Now to the list? at least it would be a 1:1 (or as close to it as possible) comparison with Stadia's offer



Around the Network
setsunatenshi said:
numberwang said:

PS5 550$

2TB HDD 100$ for those >100GB games

4 years PSN 240$

__________

900$ just to get you in the door

You could buy more than 15 Stadia games for that. This may not appeal to core gamers but the more casual crowd will definitely take a look at it.

did I miss any price announcement from Sony regarding the ps5 or are you making stuff up?

btw, psn also gets you free games every month

btw, who the hell would pay 100$ for and HDD when you're getting an M2 drive with the next console

btw, some people already have such drives at home, so it's no additional cost

btw. why not add PS Now to the list? at least it would be a 1:1 (or as close to it as possible) comparison with Stadia's offer

Price will be 500-600$ for the PS5, probably coming in two versions depending on the internal SSD size

Stadio pro also gets you free games

The internal SSD won't be 2 TB for the base PS5

Who has an empty 2 TB HDD just around?

If Sony allows free 1080p PS5 game streaming to PS4/PC, it will be a very competitive offering



More like Google Failia! Amiright? In all seriousness, this platforme looks more and more like a failure with every day. And the next gen systems arent even out to rip this proof of concept a new hole



Vote the Mayor for Mayor!

numberwang said:

PS5 550$

2TB HDD 100$ for those >100GB games

4 years PSN 240$

__________

900$ just to get you in the door

You could buy more than 15 Stadia games for that. This may not appeal to core gamers but the more casual crowd will definitely take a look at it.

Buy 10 games at half price compared to Stadia: 10*30= $300. And that's a low bar, I got over 20 on the Wii U. But I digress.

Having actually recent and good games to choose: priceless

Also, if you include 4 year PSN and the HDD, let's include $100 a month for Stadia for a good enough connection (both in terms of ping and bandwith) to get 4k streaming, and this without any data caps. No need for such a big connection on a PS4 so you can go with half that. So even if we deduce PSN that still leaves Stadia at a surplus cost of $40 a month. With that alone you'll have to pay the amount a new console cost in about a year or so.

Oh, and btw, for $100, you can get a 4TB HDD these days, a 2TB is just $60. You can actually get a 500GB SSD for $100 now, so no need to buy an HDD unless you really want to have tons of games installed

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 19 November 2019

numberwang said:
setsunatenshi said:

did I miss any price announcement from Sony regarding the ps5 or are you making stuff up?

btw, psn also gets you free games every month

btw, who the hell would pay 100$ for and HDD when you're getting an M2 drive with the next console

btw, some people already have such drives at home, so it's no additional cost

btw. why not add PS Now to the list? at least it would be a 1:1 (or as close to it as possible) comparison with Stadia's offer

Price will be 500-600$ for the PS5, probably coming in two versions depending on the internal SSD size

Stadio pro also gets you free games

The internal SSD won't be 2 TB for the base PS5

Who has an empty 2 TB HDD just around?

If Sony allows free 1080p PS5 game streaming to PS4/PC, it will be a very competitive offering

a) we don't know the price, actually i would not mind an increase to the 600 tag for a premium sku, but i'm in the minority

b) cool, so you should add that cost to your comparison

c) we don't know, that spec has not been announced, but 1TB m2 drive would be fantastic, why would we need 2TB right now? Buy one in a few years when it's cheaper

d) i do, literally just around doing absolutely nothing right now. the question is, why the hell would i need it in connection to the ps5? hdds are slow as shit.

e) it's called PS Now, and it's around for a few years. you can stream or download current gen games to PS4 and PC (download obviously only on the PS4). btw it costs $60 per year and the games are free



Around the Network
numberwang said:
setsunatenshi said:

did I miss any price announcement from Sony regarding the ps5 or are you making stuff up?

btw, psn also gets you free games every month

btw, who the hell would pay 100$ for and HDD when you're getting an M2 drive with the next console

btw, some people already have such drives at home, so it's no additional cost

btw. why not add PS Now to the list? at least it would be a 1:1 (or as close to it as possible) comparison with Stadia's offer

Price will be 500-600$ for the PS5, probably coming in two versions depending on the internal SSD size

Stadio pro also gets you free games

The internal SSD won't be 2 TB for the base PS5

Who has an empty 2 TB HDD just around?

If Sony allows free 1080p PS5 game streaming to PS4/PC, it will be a very competitive offering

Oo! Me me me! It's a 4tb actually, and I bought it about 18 months ago. I have so much storage laying around that I haven't needed it. Got a 256gb Sandisk and 64gb Lexar flash drives just around too.



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

I thought Stadia would be along the lines of the Nvidia shield. There you buy PC games, or stream the games you already own from your own PC or from the Nvidia servers. There are a chunk of games included free. In fact more than Stadia has in total.

It works nicely enough. You might have to queue to get going at peak times. But it has a large library. You also have several options, so yes you can take advantage of Steam sales. It cost the ballpark same. Playing online games, there is often much less lag than playing in pc.

There are shortfalls though on the shield. It's really awkward to run voice comms with friends. I usually have to run discord on my tablet or phone, so no headset. I have a feeling lots are using it for a cheap fortnite player so the queues have popped up lately. Some companies don't support it at all, including some big ones like EA.

So after getting good moneys worth from the Shield, I was hoping Stadia would be along the same lines, but fix lots of these problems. Good voice comms, easy partying. More game support for more Pc games. Maybe mod support too. No queues. Better overall support in general. I can't really fault the streaming, I was actually shocked how well it worked. So I knew that could work and would in the future.

So I was disappointed to say the least to see it is a limited closed shop system. It has a game price more expensive than the home consoles. At least on the consoles you see silly sales where you can get 3 of those games for the price of 1. They never go down either if google movies and music is an indicator. No support from the gaming world in general, and no target audience. I have no clue why they didn't either copy Nvidia shield or copy Gamepass/PS Now and make a Netflix style inclusive library of a choice of games.

So I expect Stadia to fail, because it's entire model screams of corporate idiocy. However streaming games does work, so I do expect it to one day be the norm. Just run much better by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Maybe Geforce now will grow to cover the Pc market the same way, with Epic and Steam offering their own services in the future. Maybe Stadia will offer some of the bigger companies a streaming platform. We will see I guess. In this model I just can't see it lasting 2 years. It's crazy to see one of biggest tech giants in the world in Google getting so much wrong. They have obviously sat down with a grand plan of monetizing gaming in their favour, when they should instead of built up a world class service which could have established a loyal base, because it a great place to game.



I saw on spawnwave that the assassins creed special edition is.... 120 dollars. That's all I need to see.



I was interested in Stradia when it was announced, because I thought games would be vastly cheaper. No go for me. Might was well download on my ps4.



Just a friendly reminder that used game prices are almost always cheaper than both digital and streaming prices. Don't believe me? Check this site out!

https://www.pricecharting.com/