Xbox One: competitive digital pricing is “on the agenda”, says Nelson

Friday, 24th January 2014 11:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox Live’s digital pricing has been discussed by Microsoft’s community man Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, and he has told one gamer that a closer look at competitive prices is on the agenda moving forward.

It follows the high cost of Xbox One and PS4 digital games on demand like FIFA 14 and 360 titles like Angry Birds Trilogy.

Now, in a Reddit thread, Hryb responded to a complaint about this Titanfall pre-order incentive, and wrote, “We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community – we have some great stuff planned for Xbox One this year (and beyond.) As soon as we can share some of the goodness…we will :)”

Elsewhere he was asked if Microsoft was going to look in to competitive pricing on Xbox Live, and replied, “It is indeed on the agenda.”

Would you like to see the cost of digital titles on Xbox Live – and indeed, PSN – reduced? Let us know below.

Via OXM.



  1. Pytox

    lol will not compete with steam for sure ;-)

    #1 11 months ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    short-term solutions to long-standing problems? More Microsoft grandstanding? NO, THANKS. We’ve danced this particular routine a couple too many times already.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Xbone

    They cant compete with steam (prize)
    They cant compete with Sony (hardware)
    GL competing… lol

    #3 11 months ago
  4. melonbuster1

    Digital games should be 29.99 if you want to sell more of them.. and blurays games should be full price 59.99

    #4 11 months ago
  5. bradk825

    So far they are on par, which is fine with the system being a few months old. I do think that if they want digital to take off they should do more to make it attractive though. First, cut the price, you don’t have to make the disc, so I shouldn’t be paying full price.

    Second, include pre-order incentive DLC in any digital copy of the game regardless of when it is purchased.

    Third, if you REALLY want to make digital the format of choice, include exclusive DLC like an extra map, or weapon, or character etc that can ONLY be obtained by owning the digital copy of the game.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. X14EVR

    1 xbox might not get sales as cheap as steam but we get quality titles like cod dlc before everyone and i like supporting developers properly and paying more instead of basically stealing there games with no paying proper prices + quality over quantity for xbox not for steam

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Cobra951

    @4: We think alike on this. Those are my exact upper limits–$60 for tangible goods, $30 for strictly digital. It pains me to see $59.95 price tags on digital releases. I would have jumped on some of those downloads long ago, if they were priced appropriately.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Major Mayhem 70

    This should be a concept that ALL GAMERS SHOULD HOPE becomes successful. Some of y’all hear the name Microsoft and are quick to pull the “negative trigger”. Trust me, if this works out for the X1, the PS4 will be offering similar features and similar pricing. Competition is a good thing. You don’t ever want one company to dominate solely.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Aaron82

    @6: lol quality over quantity CoD and paying more all in the same comment haha funny. quality and quantity steam has lots of, way more than xbox will ever have. its mostly a driving and shooting console.

    #9 11 months ago

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