Sony reportedly wanted to raise PS5 game prices even higher than $70

By Sherif Saed
10 November 2020 09:42 GMT

We may have ended up with even higher prices for Sony’s next-gen games.

According to a Bloomberg report, a number of publishers have been mulling over the idea of raising the base price of their games for a while.

The launch of the next generation of consoles presented an opportunity to make it official, which is why we’re seeing it more and more.

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Ahead of the launch of PS5, Sony announced that its next-gen games will be priced $70 as standard, with some exceptions going below that to reflect the amount of content they offer. Spider-Man: Miles Morales has a $50 price tag, but almost everything else is $70, including Demon’s Souls, and even third-party titles like Godfall.

Citing anonymous executives, Bloomberg’s report says Sony considered going even higher than $70, before settling on the new standard, which may explain why the hike is disproportionate in The UK and Europe.

2K Games was, of course, the first to confirm $70 prices for its next-gen games, though the publisher has since clarified that these decisions are set on a game by game basis. Activision followed suit shortly after with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and many other publishers are closely monitoring these moves to see if it’s a risk worth taking.

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