The PlayStation 5 launches today, and Norwegian customers are finally rushing to the expected gaming console. The Xbox Series X and Series S became available last week, so gamers have long since stopped using the new generation of consoles.
Many people get the sad news that they won’t get a console at launch, but if you’re one of the lucky ones to get a PlayStation 5 today or soon, or have bought one of the new Xboxes, you’re probably planning to buy the game.
Can play old games
Both the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S are compatible with the reverse side. This means that they can play almost all games designed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively.
This means that if you have a physical or digital PS4 / Xbox game, you can insert a disc or download the game directly to the new console. Of course, with one exception: the PS5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series S only support digital games, as the consoles do not have disk drives.
If you have one of the digital consoles, you basically have only one option to purchase games. Namely in the digital game console store. You can also shop through various online stores that sell game codes, but the choice varies.
If, on the other hand, you have a regular PS5 or Xbox Series X, you can also buy games physically in stores, and our price comparison below shows that this can save you money.
We check prices
We’ve compared the prices of a number of launch games for new game consoles, but also included a few new games that are already on the way.
Some games are PS4 or Xbox One versions that also run on new consoles, and some have their own “upgrade versions” that can be played on both PS4 / Xbox One and PS5 / Xbox X | S and optimized for new consoles.
As you can see below, for example, the update version of “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” costs 799 kroons. You can also buy the regular version for 699 kroner, but it is not optimized for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S.
What is an optimized game? For example, it can be upgraded with higher resolution, higher frame rate and take advantage of fast SSD chips.
Digital is the most expensive
In general, you will probably save on buying physical versions of games, not digital ones.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the long-awaited games this fall, and it will be launched if everything goes according to plan, on December 10. If price is the most important, you should buy the physical version.
The price survey shows that you can save about 150 kroons (before any delivery) by purchasing them in (online store). NOK 545 is the most affordable offer on PriceSpy – for both PS5 and Xbox – while the game costs NOK 699 in the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.
Sony has announced more expensive games
Back in September, Sony announced a price increase for games for the PlayStation 5, as shown in the table below. For example, “Demon’s Souls” and “Godfall” cost 859 kroons, and “Sackboy: A Big Adventure” 769 kroons in the PS store.
On the other hand, Microsoft did not announce a price increase, but this week Tim Stewart, CFO of Xbox, said it was time to raise game prices, but the company said nothing about whether prices will rise for Xbox Game Studios titles .
“Gears Tactics” – the only game from Xbox Game Studios, which runs simultaneously with the Xbox Series X | S and costs in the Xbox store 699 crowns. Note that it is also available on the Xbox One and was launched earlier this year for the PC.
|Pour||PS5: physical||PS store||Xbox: Physical||Xbox Store|
|Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla||599 kr||679 kr||568 kr||674 kr|
|COD: Black Ops Cold War||749 kroons||699 kroons||599 kr||699 kroons|
|COD: CW Black Ops update||X||799 kroons||X||799 kroons|
|Cyberpunk 2077||545 kr||699 kroons||545 kr||699 kroons|
|Demon souls||799 kroons||859 kr||X||X|
|Fate 2: Out of the light||X||379 kr||X||379 kr|
|Dirt 5||599 kr||769 kr||588 kr||719 kroons|
|FIFA 21||549 kr||699 kroons||599 kr||699 kroons|
|Transmission tactics||X||X||X||649 kr|
|God’s fall||779 kr||859 kr||X||X|
|NBA 2K21||699 kroons||799 kroons||699 kroons||749 kroons|
|Planet Coaster: Console Edition||399 kr||489 kr||438 kr||514 kr|
|Bag: Great adventure||699 kroons||769 kr||X||X|
|Spider-Man: Miles Morales||499 kr||659 kr||X||X|
|Falcon||X||X||389 kr||309 kr|
|Legion of watch dogs||599 kr||679 kr||599 kr||674 kr|
|Yakuza: Like a dragon||699 kroons||649 kr||599 kr||649 kr|
X = game not available