Sony Upgrade Fee? Will the Publishers do the right thing?

Since the announcement that that Playstation 4 was not backwards compatible, many consumers have been asking the question “What about all of my PS3 games?” Well, in usual fashion for Sony as of late, they have come up with an answer in hoping to please all of their fans. The idea is that you will be able to “upgrade” your games to the new console for a severely reduced rate, but the fee will be set by the publishers themselves. This information comes from Sony’s UK Managing Director Fergal Gara. As of right now, there are not many examples on the market, but it seems that the going rate for an upgrade to your game will be about $10 dollars.

That seems reasonable, right? Well, that is a tough question to answer, especially considering the different conditions of a game that should be used to calculate its price. For instance, the fee should be much lower for a game that has been out for a few years (i.e. Mass Effect 3), as the cost of the game in-store is relatively cheap to begin with. In the end, we will need to rely on the publishers and what they think is right, but do you think that they will do what is best for the consumer?

 

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