Although Sony recently announced which movies will be in its UMD format, there was no mention of its pricing. Now Sony Pictures Entertainment has informed us of the pricing of UMD movies in Japan.
The UMD movies will start appearing in April in Japan, and will retail in the 3,800 yen and 3,980 yen range. This price is around the same price DVD’s are sold for in Japan. While it is a bit costly, American DVDs are generally cheaper, so one can hope the UMD’s are lowered in the States.
We’ll have more on the American pricing when available.