Sony Claims Reports Of Increasing Game Prices Above $70 Are “Categorically False”
With the PlayStation 5 currently entertaining a significant portion of the next-gen console player base, now appears to be the perfect time for Sony to raise the overall price of video games, as one does. Thankfully the company does not appear to be doing this, though recent reports have suggested that Sony was at least considering bumping up the price of video games to beyond $70.
A recent report from Bloomberg suggests that Sony had considered raising the price of its games even higher before landing on $70. For those still unfamiliar, Sony is currently employing that particular price point for its first party PS5 titles, such as the Demon’s Souls Remake and Destruction All-Stars. Sony has since denied these claims. Speaking to The Telegraph, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan responded to questioning about the Bloomberg report, saying “I can say that that report that we were considering higher prices for first party games is categorically false.” That aside, Ryan clarified that this doesn’t necessarily mean that bumping the price of video games up above $70 wouldn’t happen at some point in the future.
I’m not making any predictions about anything that might or might not happen in the future. I’m saying that the reports about discussions that we considered higher pricing for first party games in this launch window were categorically false.”
Jim Ryan goes on to back Sony’s decision to raise the price of its games to $70, providing Demon’s Souls as an example. “If you measure the hours of entertainment provided by a video game, such as Demon’s Souls compared to any other form of entertainment, I think that’s a very straightforward comparison to draw.” While Ryan isn’t coming out and say it, gamers may want to appreciate only paying #70 for a new PS5 game while they still can.
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