Many gamers were shocked to discover that several PlayStation 5 games will cost $70 instead of the traditional $60. According to Sony, this price hike represents the additional development time required for certain titles.
On Monday, a Sony representative told Bloomberg that the higher price is “reflective of the growing development resources needed for these ambitious games.” Additionally, the representative clarified that only certain games (the “biggest games”) would cost $70.
At one point, Sony considered setting a maximum price point even higher than $70. While that may sound outrageous, it’s important to consider that the standard game price has not had an increase in almost 15 years.
Furthermore, gamers with long memories may remember that these expensive games are nothing new. If you adjust for inflation, gamers paid an average of $95.31 for NES games.
Compared to this, $60 games were a real deal. And with the biggest games getting more elaborate and more expensive, the new $70 price for marquee titles is actually quite fair.