The PlayStation 4 version and PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag are the same price in North America. Next gen and current gen are both $59.99. However, in Japan there is a price difference between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is 7,400 yen ($76) on PlayStation 3, but 8,400 yen ($86) on PlayStation 4. Ubisoft also has the PS4 version of Watch Dogs priced at 8,400 yen ($86) too. Most PlayStation 3 games have a suggested retail price between 7,000 – 8,000 yen. For example, Gran Turismo 6 is 7,980 yen, Lightning Returns is 7,770 yen, and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is 6,980 yen.
Ubisoft also said the PlayStation 4 upgrade program will be available in Japan. Upgrading from the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed IV to the PS4 version will cost 1,000 yen ($10). Assassin’s Creed IV will be available on November 28 for PS3 and is a PS4 launch title slated for February 22.
Update: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is also more expensive on PlayStation 4. The retail PS3 version is 7,560 yen or 6,600 yen on the PlayStation Store. The PS4 release is 8,190 yen for a packaged game or 7,100 yen as a download. Tecmo Koei will also offer an upgrade which will allow people that bought the PS3 version to upgrade to the PS4 release for an additional 1,000 yen.