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People who tried to download the normally free demos of EA Sports UFC and FIFA 14 on Microsoft's Xbox One console got a rude awakening on Thursday and early Friday when they discovered that those demos had price tags.

The prices were first spotted by a member of the NeoGAF forums and extended to the US, UK and Australian markets for the Xbox One. The demos for the two EA Sports games generally had a price of about $4.99 each.

However, this was not some new sales scheme but an "error in the system", according to an EA spokesperson. There's no word on what caused the issue but the demos should both be reset to their free prices on the Xbox One store by now. There's no word on if any actually purchased these demos during the error period but if that happened we would assume they will see their charges refunded.

Source: NeoGAF; Polygon