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

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

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.

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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.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Larry Wright

    Why people would be mad at this baffles me. Most of those games can be found a lot cheaper in physical form at used game stores. Use your heads people, don’t fall for the digital trap.

  • Budgiecat

    sneaky butts!

  • Yoo-Ri Kim

    Most companies do this, that’s why there’s price matching and other stores to compare prices.

    • Jimmy DoneGood

      Trying to defend sony on this is sick.

  • PachterStation

    The game pricing debate is probably the oldest debate in gaming. Nothing beats games on disc, but extra content usually comes at a rip off price (DLC) and not many games get re-released with the DLC on the disc. Downloading games, the mind boggles why people do it, not forgetting the extra cost of DLC. I recently picked up The Witcher 3 for £20 on disc and DriveClub for £8 on disc (both used). New games are just not worth it. The latest Creed can be picked up for £25 on disc and even the latest edition of The Crew for £20 (both new). Used games can cost the same or more than new games. It’s about time game pricing was looked into. You wouldn’t pay more for a used car over a new car, so why is gaming any different?

    • Joe

      The Order is a great game that got unfairly bashed. The graphics beat anything on PC right now.

    • Amiculi

      Just consider the people who buy new and digital as subsidizing your used purchases. They won’t make new games if the new games being made aren’t being purchased.

      That said I’m largely with you, I only regularly buy new from developers I want to actively support, and that list is growing shorter all the time.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Hahahaha. Sony can never really change.

  • Good to see people finally waking up… I’m already curious how the PS5 will be accepted – after all those rip-offs during this Gen.

  • Don

    Sony ripping you off!??? Oh not Sony! Lol for the payers lmao

  • Erick Cartman

    They do this kind of shit all the time in Brazil…this really sucks.

  • davide

    for the payers

  • Jecht_Sin

    And that’s why I at most never buy digital. Unless there is a very good deal. But this is beyond outrageous.

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  • Willian Ferreira

    #4ThePlayers hahahahah

    • Triton


      • Othon


    • Mr Xrat

      Crawl back to your Xbox fanboy Youtube channel, huehue.


      • Willian Ferreira

        Look who’s salty! HAHAHAHAH
        It must be because you only have REMASTERS and PS2 games! Go PAY AGAIN, PONY WHORE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAH

        • Mr Xrat

          Got more and better PS4 games to enjoy and my old consoles if I want to play my old games. Keep clinging to those crumbs though, huehue. Maybe go to those Milgrau losers to keep your pecker up too. 🙂

  • Tehy

    It does seem as though it’s lowered prices overall for PS, although their prices are high in general as compared to amazon

    Still quite the shady business.

  • kee1haul

    More Sony scummery. Wont see this on Gamespot.

    • Mr Xrat

      Nope. Trying to hype up ReCore when there’s been nothing about it since E3 and it’s meant to be out next month is, though.

      • Triton

        ReCore’s launch window is “summer 2016”.

        • Mr Xrat

          Nope. It’s Q1. Summer was made up by Xbox fanboys to cover up the fact that once again Uncle Phil overpromised.

      • kee1haul

        who said next month?


    What? really? I didn’t know they could do that on consoles! that is a low blow from sony then!

  • taternuggets

    Sony….always taking care of it’s fans.