Through its latest PS5 feature on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed that next-gen games are going to cost more money to buy. We've already seen other publishers suggest this would be the case, but Sony's PS5 pricing list is written confirmation.
This is the PS5's launch lineup:
- Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
- Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)
As you can see, the recommended retail prices have jumped from what we've come to expect on PS4. We're now looking at a baseline of $69.99 for most retail games — a whopping €79.99 throughout Europe. Meanwhile, in the UK, we're looking at around £70 for most games. Urk!
Of course, some games will still fall below that mark. For example, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to be a cheaper release at $49.99, but generally speaking, prices are going up on PS5.
What do you make of this? Were you expecting games to become more expensive on PS5? Open up those wallets in the comments section below.