As Sony announced the November launch of the PS5, the company said that some PS5 launch games would cost $69.99. This cost marks a $10 increase from the standard $59.99 retail price of current-gen games.
The Sony PS5’s Launch Games
Kotaku reports that the games with a $69.99 price tag are Demon’s Souls, Destruction AllStars, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. If you buy the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, you also get a code for the remastered PS4 Spider-Man game.
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) September 17, 2020
However, if you just get the standard edition of Miles Morales, you’ll just have to shell out $49.99. Meanwhile, games like Sackboy A Big Adventure cost $59.99.
Higher Prices for PS5 Games
In a blog post, Sony said that PS5 gamers should expect higher-priced games in the future. Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan also noted that the company would release Worldwide Studios games at $49.99 to $69.99.
Earlier, games companies like 2K have announced a price increase for their games. The company announced that NBA 2K21 would cost $69.99 for the PS5 and the Microsoft Series X. On the other hand, Ubisoft said they’ll continue to release games at $59.99.
What Do Higher Prices Mean for Gamers?
As companies keep pushing the tech envelope, consoles would just keep getting more expensive. However, COVID-19 might not allow gamers to splurge on next-gen consoles. Some gamers might save money instead of buying the latest game system.
You can buy the PS5 on November 12 for $499.99, or you can buy the digital-only edition for $399.99.