As Sony announced the price of ps5 and ps5 Blu ray version this morningIn addition to the Xbox series X and Xbox series s hosts announced by Microsoft, all four of the new generation of mainframes have arrived.
The absolute main force of the new host, ps5 and xsx, are 499 US dollars, basically no price increase,Considering the big upgrade of processor, memory, SSD and other components of this generation of host, it is conscience not to raise the priceBoth of them have been selling at a loss for some time.
Hosts don't raise prices, but gamers may face another problemIt raised the price of its games from $59.99 to $69.99.
The price of the game increases by $10, and the 3A masterpiece starts at $70. It should become the mainstream of the ps5 / xsx generation. I wonder if the players will be dissatisfied, especially the players who buy more games every year.
Strauss zelnik, CEO of take two, explained the issue in an interview recently,It's also imperative to raise prices because the price of the game (starting at $60) hasn't changed for 15 years.
The price of the game has not increased, but the development cost has increased a lot in the past 15 years,Strauss zelnik says production costs have risen by at least 200-300%.
Considering that the cost of game developers is mainly human resources, the salaries of programmers, artists, planners and other developers have certainly increased a lot in the past 15 years. Obviously, it is difficult for game companies to manage. After all, not every game can sell tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of sales as GTA and call of duty do.