Microsoft Might Lower Prices On Digital Games

Microsoft has revealed that it might lower Xbox Live prices, as the company is reassessing how competitive current listings are. Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb announced the news on a Reddit thread that focuses on criticizing how digital prices are equal, and in some cases, more expensive than retail prices.

“We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community,” he said, before reassuring commenters that competitive pricing is “on the agenda.”

Both Microsoft and Sony have much higher prices on digital offerings than one would expect. Most of the criticism towards both companies is fueled by Valve’s much cheaper prices on digital products via their Steam service. The digital platform offers constant sales that lowers prices by more than 50 percent.

Sony has been much better with the sales they offer, with their PSN store just coming off of the 14 for 14 sale that offered games like Crysis 3 for $5 for PS Plus subscribers. The Plus service also offers consumers free games every month, something Microsoft has been trying to do with their very own Xbox Live Gold service.