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Sega Is Considering a Price Increase to $70 in Line With Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Other Publishers

Sega is considering following in the footsteps of Nintendo, Ubisoft and other publishers by starting charging $70 for future titles.

inside Earnings report phone Held at the end of April (a translated record of which was discovered by) VGC Yesterday), Sega Sammy CEO Haruki Satomi and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Koichi Fukuzawa were asked why they would set the selling price for the next fiscal year higher than usual, and suggested that they would raise the prices of Sega’s future titles. alluded to.

“In the global market, AAA game titles for consoles have been priced at $59.99 for many years, but last year saw titles priced at $69.99,” they said. “While assessing the market situation, we would like to review the prices of titles that are worth the price increase.”

Sega later released a statement saying that while it plans to charge future games $10 more than it has in the last decade, nothing has been decided.

The company said, “We are currently considering raising the price of some titles, but we have not made any concrete decisions at this stage.”

A $70 game as a baseline is new to Sega, if not surprisingly. Sony, Xbox, Ubisoft and Take-Two all raised the price of games from $60 to $70 last year to combat inflation. Games with hefty price tags include Gotham Knights, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Hogwarts Legacy, and Nintendo’s latest release, the first Mario-led company to launch Zelda. The Legend of Kingdom Tears” is included.

Ironically, Sega charged $70 for the Digital Deluxe Edition of Sonic Frontiers, which is standard practice for games with bonus content for collectors and enthusiasts. The standard version of the game costs $60. In the next Sonic game, whatever it is, plus he could need 10 rings.

Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer at IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications such as Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions and The Escapist. In the words of Calvin Harris, she puts her love for Sonic the Hedgehog on the table like a big deal. follow her on her twitter @sonicprincess15.

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