PlayStation 5 fans furious after some games for new console priced at £70
PlayStation fans are furious after the price of some games for the new PS5 were set at an astonishing £70.
Demon's Souls, Destruction AllStars, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition have all been priced at £69.99.
On Wednesday Sony revealed the new console would be available to buy in the UK on November 19 for £449.49. It will be available in certain markets a week earlier, including the US, Japan and Australia.
One irate gamer tweeted: "Can someone explain why ps5 games cost 60$ (50,94€) and same game is much more expensive on (sic) Europe?
"On EU we pay 80€ (70$) for a f***ing game + 50€ for the season pass… happy to play on PC lol."
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Another added: "So with PS5 games getting more expensive I won’t really cop them day one unless it’s a game I badly want."
Others signalled their intention to switch over to PlayStation's big rival the Xbox.
Some publishers had signalled their intention to hike the cost of games as costs rise.
Strauss Zelnick, boss of Take-Two Interactive which publishes the NBA 2K basketball game among others, said: "The bottom line is that we haven't seen a front-line price increase for nearly 15 years, and production costs have gone up 200 to 300%.
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"But more to the point since no one really cares what your production costs are, what consumers are able to do with the product has completely changed.
"We deliver a much, much bigger game for $60 or $70 than we delivered for $60 10 years ago."
Some customers were not convinced though.
One moaned: Sony lies. PS5 games are expensive as f**k. Moral of the story: get gamepass."
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Another added: "PS5 games are so expensive that I’m low key reconsidering this preorder."
But many gamers were not put off by the price increases.
Pre-orders from some outlets began today with a spending frenzy leaving some retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, were "sold out" within minutes.
Other US firms such as Target and Walmart were also quickly out of stock as demand far outstripped supply.
One fan tweeted: "Playstation pre-orders are sold out everywhere, I gotta be on my A-game next wave."
Another wrote: "So… both the PS5 and RTX 3080 were sold out within minutes into their pre-order/purchases release…*sigh*. And if that wasn't bad enough, people are already trying to flip them on Amazon and eBay."
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