PlayStation fans were not happy with games like Destruction All-Stars being $70. As a result, the game was delayed and added as a free PS Plus title for PS5. It seems Sony was steadfast in making games cost $70. According to Bloomberg, they considered games costing even more than $70:

Inside publishing houses, a price hike has been plotted and dissected by executives for years. They point to inflation, as well as the ballooning cost to develop triple-A games, as justification. At one point, Sony discussed going even higher before settling on $70. Many of the game executives requested anonymity, apparently because they recognize the move is unpopular. In many cases, companies won’t acknowledge the fee increase, saying only that prices will vary by title.

$70 is already a questionable price and going higher is going to really upset people. Lastly, the PS5 releases on November 12th. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!

Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]