The start of the brand new console technology in late 2020 additionally introduced with it a rise in worth for video games, with numerous main publishers deciding to promote their huge flagship releases at $70 as an alternative of the usual $60. An rising variety of firms have adopted that new pricing technique during the last couple of years, with Microsoft and Nintendo being the newest pair with Redfall and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom respectively, and it appears Sega would possibly quickly observe go well with as properly.
In a Q&A session following the corporate’s current fiscal briefing, when requested about potential plans to launch recreation costs going ahead, the writer steered that it’d contemplate that for titles which are “commensurate with worth will increase”.
“Within the international market, AAA recreation titles for console have been offered at $59.99 for a few years, however titles offered at $69.99 have appeared within the final yr,” Sega mentioned. “We wish to overview the costs of titles that we consider are commensurate with worth will increase, whereas additionally keeping track of market circumstances.”
Publishers elevating the costs of their video games has usually been met with widespread backlash, although at this level, those that’re nonetheless promoting their flagship titles for $60 – particularly on PS5 and Xbox Collection X/S – are few and much between. Regardless that Sega hasn’t but explicitly confirmed that it is going to be happening that route, it wouldn’t be stunning if the Japanese writer did ultimately take that call.