Sony discussed raising its game prices even higher before settling on its $70 price point, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
We know now that many of Sony’s first-party games will cost $70. That’s the price tag on upcoming titles like Demon’s Souls and Destruction All-Stars. This is a $10 jump in the cost of games, but according to Bloomberg, an even bigger jump was discussed. The report doesn’t reveal how much higher Sony discussed going, but the idea of going beyond $70 comes from games executives that wished to remain anonymous when speaking to Bloomberg.
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Based on the games coming from Sony this year, we know the company settled on $70, but according to Bloomberg’s report, companies are not likely to even acknowledge this $10 price jump, and will instead opt for the more optics-friendly wording that prices will vary by title.
It’s important to note, however, that not every Sony first-party game will release at $70. This week’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is launching at $50 — although there’s a $70 edition that includes Spider-Man Remastered — and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will launch at $60. Outside of Sony’s first-party lineup, there are others shifting to the $70 price point as well. Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will release at $70 as will Take-Two’s NBA 2K21. Even third-party PlayStation 5 console-exclusive game, Godfall, will cost $70.
The jump to $70 is the first price increase since the Xbox 360-PlayStation 3 generation, which saw prices jump from $50 in the previous generation to $60. That $60 price tag stuck throughout that generation and throughout the Xbox One-PlayStation 4 generation. Only time will tell if $70 sticks across the medium, but it seems Sony is intent on holding to it.
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