PlayStation Store Glitch Makes Maneater Cost a Fortune
Maneater, a popular open-world shark game, was briefly listed on the PlayStation Store for an exorbitant price. The game, which was released in 2020, is often featured in digital sales and is available on both Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and Sony’s PlayStation Plus Extra. However, one gamer encountered a problem when they tried to purchase the game on PlayStation Plus Extra. They noticed that the listed price was significantly higher than the usual $20-40 range. In fact, the price was listed as 10,000 pounds, which is equivalent to around $12,000 in US dollars. This appears to have been a pricing error, as there is no precedent for digital goods receiving such a sudden price hike. Fortunately, the gamer was able to download the game for free due to their subscription to PlayStation Plus.
In Maneater, players control a shark on a quest for revenge against the humans who killed its mother. The gameplay involves the shark growing in size by eating smaller marine wildlife, eventually becoming strong enough to take on tougher foes. The game has a fun and bloody feel, similar to a modern version of “Odell Down Under.” It has been well-received by players and has become a standout on both PlayStation and Xbox’s subscription services.
Pricing errors online are not uncommon and can sometimes lead to unexpected discounts or even free games for consumers. However, it is rare for prices to suddenly increase, especially for digital goods. There are various reasons why prices may fluctuate, such as inflation or increased production costs. For example, Sony recently raised the price of the PlayStation 5 in several non-US countries. However, it seems that the high price listed for Maneater was simply a mistake.