Welp, there you have it… PlayStation 5 games to cost $70. Many scoffed back in July when 2K Sports revealed that NBA2K21 would be released at $69.99 but were quickly calmed when Ubisoft stated they wouldn’t raise prices on their games just yet. With all the buzz about video game pricing, Xbox’s Phil Spencer weighed in stating “the customer will decide what the right price is for them.” Today, PlayStation ripped the band-aid off and came out announcing titles from their own Worldwide Studios in the US will cost $49.99 to $69.99 on the PlayStation 5.
These newly revealed titles, along with the games we’ve shown previously, represent the best lineup we’ve ever seen in PlayStation history. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, and Demon’s Souls will launch alongside the console. Our own Worldwide Studios titles will be priced from US$49.99 to US$69.99 (RRP) on PS5.PlayStation Blog
During today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase, Sony showed off the “best lineup we’ve ever seen” and we got treated to some really incredible trailers and game play footage from games that are coming to the PlayStation 5. These games included:
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
- Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
- Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
- New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)
It seems that the cost of games are going up, which is hardly a surprise as development and publishing cost rise. With the cost of games going up, it makes it a lot harder for gamers to “take a chance” on a title, when they are dropping $70 on an unknown, regardless of what the reviews say. It’ll be interesting to see if Xbox will follow suit, since they left the door wide open for the possibility of a price increase.
What do you think? Do the PlayStation 5 games cost too much at $70? Let us know know in the comments section below.