According to a large number of fans, we are at the best moment in the history of video games thanks to the incredible technical advances of recent years and the new narratives incorporated. But we are entering a new era with the arrival of PS5 and Xbox Series X and this will change the sector in some way. For starters, games may be more expensive.
Despite the improvements that have been experienced, it is true that the prices of the games have been similar for the last ten years. Competition and keeping fans loyal to different systems has been key, but it seems that the price increase is close and we already have the first example: NBA 2K21.
The NBA 2K21 has been announced for PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X and we can already see that in the United States it has added $ 10 to its price for the new consoles compared to the PS4, up to $ 69.99. As for our country, it will be available for € 74.99.
In Push Square they have agreed to an interview with IDG Consulting. The company sees this increase as logical and considers that “even with the increase to $ 69.99 for the next generation, that price increase from 2005 to 2020 is only 17%, much lower than the other comparatives. Although the cost of development and publishing has increased, and prices on other entertainment options have also increased substantially (…) From $ 59.99 to $ 69.99 it doesn’t even cover these other cost increases entirely. “
Undoubtedly, the argument sounds logical when conducting a long-distance analysis, although it may be a drag for fans to jump into this new generation, despite the high expectations that exist. But it is still early to analyze its possible impact on sales, there are still many details to know to see how many are really the innovations that are implemented.
It is clear that the NBA 2K21 is one of the great benchmarks in the market, now it remains to be seen if the next games they announce continue with the same trend or if it is an isolated case, a rise of $ 10 is more than important. Is it time to leave more money to play?