Expensive, or just right?

The First Next-Gen Game Listing Shows $70 Price Point

The next generation of console gaming is nearly here, but we don’t yet have an idea on just how expensive the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will be. We do now have an idea of how much their games will cost though, as the first listing for a next-gen game has appeared online.

Credit: 2K Games

As noted by GamesIndustry.biz, 2K Games’ NBA 2K21 has been listed for retail on next-gen, and it will reportedly set you back $70 USD, or around £65 GBP.

Though that sounds like a huge amount, it’s important to note that price point is just a little higher than the current top-end prices for AAA games through the Xbox and PlayStation storefronts.

Credit: Ubisoft

Though you can definitely shop around for your games, if you buy a digital download direct from the source, you’re usually looking at $59.99/£59.99 – just $10 less than the price of NBA 2K21.

As for the price of the consoles themselves, well. We’re still very much in the dark with that one, as it seems neither Microsoft nor Sony are willing to reveal their hands before the other company. Sony made serious missteps with the pricing of the PlayStation 3, and it’s likely the company doesn’t want to once again try to launch a console with a price tag that’s too high.

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We shouldn’t have too long to wait to hear some news on the pricing of the Xbox Series X and PS5 though, as the consoles are set to launch sometime during Holiday 2020. We already know the PS5 will be available with a disc drive, and as a digital model, so it’ll be interesting to see the difference in cost between the two!

Credit: Sony

How do you feel about the supposed $70 price tag for next-gen games? Did you expect this, or is this too high?

Featured Image Credit: 2K Games