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Sony confirmed some ps5 games will cost 70 dollars
Posted: Posted September 16th
Edited September 16th by Grey Echelon
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https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/16/21440546/ps5-launch-games-pricing-playstation-5?
Honestly I think this is becoming ridiculous and greedy but what do you all think?

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If its the complete game Im alright with it. Games have been 60 bucks for two generations now I am assuming they have to keep up with the cost of inflation. And realistically gamers dont have to buy it at that price they can wait a year or two and either get it on sale or pick up a greatest hits dlc completed edition for under $20-$30.

The price is only really a problem at the start of the generation but consumers know that going in considering they are already dropping up to $500 on new hardware (which is being sold at a loss tbh) that will only play a select number of launch games until the industry starts pumping out more for select hardware.

Now that I think about it the vast majority of the games Ive bought have all been on sale. The only exceptions are nintendo games which rarely go on sale.

For the PS4 the only games I bought full price and were worth every penny: The Ghost of Tsushima, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Sekiro, Neir Automata.

The one that was not worth full price and should only be bought on sale: Resident Evil 3 Remake (Get it for $10-$15 max)

For this generation the Xbox series S is the best option at the start of the generation. I am considering picking it up as the games I WANT to play will be included on gamepass and the only AAA game that interests me will also be available at launch (assassins creed vahalla)

Edited September 16th by S.O.H.
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WHile I am not thrilled about $70 prices for games, this isnt the first time games have reached that price. Infact games have historically always been expensive and have reached the $70 mark as far back as the 1990's:




Edited September 16th by Q
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It wouldn't be alright with me regardless but you know DLC will still exist that probably should have been in the game.

Games have been 60 bucks for two generations now I am assuming they have to keep up with the cost of inflation

I just see that as an excuse tbh. Especially from what seems likely to remain the most popular console out there. It's not like I think only they do this at all, but when you're getting to the point where it increases by like 10 every time it gets a bit suspicious. I felt like 60 was already kind of pushing it and I wasn't alone but 70 is kind of where I personally draw the line and think it's getting a bit ridiculous.

And realistically gamers dont have to buy it at that price they can wait a year or two and either get it on sale or pick up a greatest hits dlc completed edition for under $20-$30.

I question if they'll be that low very often this time around, but my issue with it is they know that people will be too eager to pass up getting the games right away even with the price increase.

For this generation the Xbox series S is the best option at the start of the generation. I am considering picking it up as the games I WANT to play will be included on gamepass and the only AAA game that interests me will also be available at launch (assassins creed vahalla)

Interesting, I find it unlikely no matter what they do at this point but I would if they can outdo the ps5 this time.

Also AAA games are a bit overrated now days tbh.

Posted September 16th by Grey Echelon
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It's not like I think only they do this at all, but when you're getting to the point where it increases by like 10 every time it gets a bit suspicious.

Its not that bad. They were at $70 back in the 90s. Technically more expensive back then when you factor in inflation. And this is the first increase we see in over 2 generations. A lot of these games are also giving you hours upon hours of entertainment. Once we go past the 30 hour mark its worth every penny when compared to other media imo.


it is they know that people will be too eager to pass up getting the games right away even with the price increase.

thats the point? They need to make money end of the day. And if people choose to buy the launch console and its titles thats on them. (Im curios to see how will they will do considering the pandemic and all)


Also AAA games are a bit overrated now days tbh.


Then whats the problem? They are overrated for YOU. (which I will agree to a degree) but for the vast majority of consumers that does not appear to be the case. When indies start launching at $70 then yea we might a bit of an issue.

If you dont want to pay $70 for a game dont pay $70 for a game. End of the day companies have to make money. And the people have money to blow.

If a game interests you just pick it up on sale I fail to see the issue. If a game is coming out and it interests me enough to buy it at launch im going to pick it up regardless of the price. (That rarely happens for me though. See listed games above for reference)

Edited September 16th by S.O.H.
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Yeah games are getting more expensive which is making services like XBOX Game Pass that's $10-$15 a month with access to over 100 games that are constantly being updated a more enticing service.

Posted September 16th by Q
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Infact games have historically always been expensive and have reached the $70 mark as far back as the 1990'

It seems like this is the standard they're setting now is the thing, and may likely remain consistent unlike back then, and the initial price will likely continue to grow regardless of whether or not it's necessary.

Its not that bad. They were at $70 back in the 90s. Technically more expensive back then when you factor in inflation. And this is the first increase we see in over 2 generations. A lot of these games are also giving you hours upon hours of entertainment. Once we go past the 30 hour mark its worth every penny when compared to other media imo.

There's a point where I think getting the game through other means for free isn't the worst thing anymore when the overall price and inevitable dlcs that should have been part of the game inevitably increase especially when we're possibly on the verge of further economic hardship. If they want to sell more especially now, they should have kept it at 60 tbh. Not saying they didn't make it 70 for business reasons but imo it was bad reasoning all around.

Then whats the problem? They are overrated to YOU.

Nothing I'm just throwing out my opinion on both matters. Not like I can't care for price standards just because I'm probably not gonna be the one personally buying a lot of them. Also I play some AAA games sometimes anyway, but this also sets new standards for other games too.

thats the point? They need to make money end of the day

If you dont want to pay $70 for a game dont pay $70 for a game. End of the day companies have to make money. And the people have money to blow.


Where does "making money" end and unnecessary begin though? Or should we just go without questioning this forever no matter what they do.

Edited September 16th by Grey Echelon
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It seems like this is the standard they're setting now is the thing

Once again this is after two generations of gaming when they have failed to factor things like inflation. (keep in mind that gens of gaming is almost 16-17 years)


we're possibly on the verge of further economic hardship




if a person is at the verge of further economic hardship I dont think they should be gaming (ergo purchasing games at full retail price regardless of said price) or trying to jump into the newest generation of games that will have higher entry cost then the previous generation. Thats just my two cents. If I found myself in that situation my priorities wouldnt include the newest video games.

If they want to sell more especially now, they should have kept it at 60 tbh. Not saying they didn't make it 70 for business reasons but imo it was bad reasoning all around.

Whats interesting is that the new SPider man game has two editions. One at $50 and an Ultimate Edition at $70. Its going to sell regardless because people purchasing these consoles want something to play. In comparison Spiderman is also releasing on the PS4. A fiscally conservative individual (like myself) is just going to opt to buy the game on the PS4 either at launch or at a later time as they wait for the next gen prices to drop.


Where does "making money" end and unnecessary begin though? Or should we just go without questioning this forever no matter what they do.


when you can no longer pick up these games for a fraction of their launch price a year or two down the line thats when it becomes an issue.

Posted September 16th by S.O.H.
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Once again this is after two generations of gaming when they have failed to factor things like inflation. (keep in mind that gens of gaming is almost 16-17 years)

I still don't trust that they need to do this or even that it's in their own best interest for reasons below. Like 80% sure they're gonna be 80 next gen but eh.

if a person is at the verge of further economic hardship I dont think they should be gaming (ergo purchasing games at full retail price regardless of said price) or trying to jump into the newest generation of games that will have higher entry cost then the previous generation. Thats just my two cents. If I found myself in that situation my priorities wouldnt include the newest video games.

And yet what better time to distract one's self from what they can't avoid? Imo this is just gonna make piracy rates continue to increase.

Edited Thursday by Grey Echelon
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$70? Great! I'll pay $70 for a full game with no microtransactions, season passes, or any of that other garbage we're subjected to because $60 isn't enough to pay for Bobby Kotick's fourth yacht.

Because $70 will be the full game, right? All of the content, in its entirety, with nothing cut just so they can sell it back to me later.

I mean, surely they're not going to charge me $70 and then try to nickle and dime me for everything like they do currently.

... Right?

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I still don't trust that they need to do this or even that it's in their own best interest for reasons below. Like 80% sure they're gonna be 80 next gen but eh.


Doubt it. Maybe in two generations but its not going to jump in one generation.

And yet what better time to distract one's self from what they can't avoid? Imo this is just gonna make piracy rates continue to increase.

By playing games you can afford? By getting into other hobbies? By looking for a better job? If your financial situation is really that grave then maybe you should focus on getting out of said situation instead of buying more games. Thats just the adult in me talking. And I really really doubt the piracy part. Ive never seen or heard of pirated new AAA releases. If it does happen those who do it were probably never going to buy the game any ways.



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