With games like NBA 2K21, Demon’s Souls, Godfall and more raising their prices from $60 to $70 for the next generation of gaming, many are unsure if they can afford to continue what is already a rather expensive hobby. However, Sony had reportedly planned to charge even more for next-gen titles.
Revealed through a report by Bloomberg, the PlayStation company had previously wanted to further increase prices of future software above the upcoming $70 new standards to further combat the rising cost of AAA game development.
The report claims that Sony initially planned to charge above $70 but the negative reception to the initial $10 increase has already caused concern.
In the UK, Sony didn’t charge the regional equivalent of the $70 price. Instead of charging approximately £55, games were priced at a full £70, just over $90.
Since then, certain retailers have started to decrease the price of PlayStation 5 software before the next-gen console launch, bringing some titles closer to what they should be in the UK.