Last week we got a breakdown of what to expect in the upgraded release of GTA V coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, until this week we had no idea the cost. If you looked around social media, no one expected free but the GTA V upgrade price wasn’t what many expected.
The GTA upgrade price first hit naturally from the east with the Australian PS and Xbox store posting prices and an option to preorder and preload. And it was definitely cheaper than what gamers anticipated but no upgrade path was offered, unfortunately. What was less advertised was the discrepancy in the GTA V upgrades price across the two platforms.
The Issue With The Upgraded GTA V Price
We know that the preorders are discounted until June 14th. This ties in with the online-only upgrade being free for PlayStation 5 for three months. For the UK the online mode on Xbox is £8.99. The full bundle with story mode on Xbox is £17.49.
The PlayStation 5 release however comes out at £8.75. Consequently, this means the Xbox bundle gets a total of 50% discount. However, it seems the same bundle on PlayStation is getting a total 75% discount.
When you look at it deeper it does seem very unfair for those on Xbox paying what is in effect twice the price for the same content. It doesn’t help arguments we see over which system is better. It’s also not a nice practice to see with a multi-platform release. Why should one platform have to pay double what they would for the same product on a competitor’s system? For those grabbing it, Whatifgaming has the file sizes you should expect.