Next-Gen Game Price Reveal Shocks Gamers

The cost of PlayStation 5 games has officially been revealed and the prices have left gamers reeling.

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Following Sony’s September 16 State of Play showcase, a number of PS5 games became available for preorder, but if you were hoping for a slight increase on current-gen titles, you might be disappointed.

As confirmed by Sony, a number of PS5 launch titles are sporting high prices, with Demon’s Souls’ RRP standing at an eye-watering £69.99 GBP – a figure which translates to around $90 USD. For those in the US, the game will cost $69.99 USD – meaning those in the UK will be paying significantly more for their games than those in the US.

Here’s the list of confirmed Sony launch day games and their prices.

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – £69.99 GBP (RRP)/$69.99 USD
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – £69.99 GBP (RRP)/$69.99 USD
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – £51.99 GBP (RRP)/$49.99 USD
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – £69.99 GBP (RRP)/$69.99 USD
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – £59.99 GBP (RRP)/$59.99 USD

Naturally gamers are pretty shocked at the huge price hike, with many criticising the move – especially those in the UK and the EU.

It’s hoped that the prices revealed by Sony reflect the digital download cost, with a potentially cheaper physical version available – something which we see a lot with current-gen games. Even if this is the case, it still spells trouble for those who’ve chosen to preorder the PS5 Digital Edition.

Both editions of PS5 will roll out in select markets including North America and Japan on November 12, followed by Europe and additional regions on November 19.

The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of £359.99 GBP/$399.99 USD, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive will be available for an RRP of £449.99 GBP/$499.99 USD.

Featured Image Credit: Insomniac Games/Sony