Following successful nan footsteps of Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo is venturing into nan world of $70 games pinch The Legend of Zelda: Tears of nan Kingdom, according to nan game’s eShop page.
Sony made nan jump with nan merchandise of nan PS5 successful 2020, meaning PS5 exclusives for illustration Demon’s Souls and Returnal costs that higher price. Microsoft said successful December that its “new, built for next-gen, full-priced games” be much costly moving guardant arsenic well, truthful if you want to bargain games for illustration Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield outright, you’re going to put speech a small much cash. And nan era of nan $70 crippled arguably arrived past fall, pinch third-party games for illustration Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and The Callisto Protocol carrying that higher pricetag.
To Game Informer, Nintendo said “we find nan suggested unit value for immoderate Nintendo merchandise connected a case-by-case basis.” When asked if nan value would beryllium nan inclination moving forward, Nintendo replied “no,” followed by nan “case-by-case” sentence. And to beryllium adjacent to Nintendo, they’re already demonstrating that’s nan case: nan caller Metroid Prime remaster costs $40, while Pikmin 4 is currently priced astatine $60.
Update February 8th, 7:58PM ET: Added Nintendo remark shared pinch Game Informer and discourse astir different Nintendo games for sale.