In an interview with GamingBolt , analyst Michael Pachter explained his point of view regarding the price increase of next-gen games.
We debated this topic just today in our special, which clarifies whether it is just a wrong perception or substantial increases over the years on the cost of video games.
According to Pachter, «the price of $ 70» , equivalent to € 80 in Europe , «chosen by 2K will anger customers. And I understand that it will be worth it, I understand inflation and that game prices haven’t grown for years. But the fact is, if the platform holders don’t suggest a price tag of $ 70, then third-party publishers will look greedy for an extra $ 10. “
“I think what we will see is that publishers will try to figure out what they have to do about the price, and I guess Sony hasn’t helped anyone announced Miles Morales for $ 50 and Demon’s Souls for $ 70″ .
The analyst’s opinion is that «I don’t think everyone will ask for $ 70» , so much so that Microsoft, thanks to promise of free Smart Delivery, it won’t raise prices from the current generation’s $ 60.
Other publishers have opted for a wait-and-see stance, such as Capcom, who will wait to understand what will happen in the industry after the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.
Ubisoft explained that the prices of its previously announced titles, such as Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla , will not change and that for any leavening it will be discussed again in 2021.
If you want to get ready to book PS5 for when it returns, keep an eye on the dedicated page on Amazon.