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Sony confirms some PS5 games will cost $69.99

The next generation of game pricing is here

A knight faces the Armor Spider in a screenshot from Demon’s Souls for PS5 Image: Bluepoint Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Sony is making the leap into the next generation when the PlayStation 5 arrives this November. The company is also embracing next-gen game pricing, confirming Wednesday that a handful of Sony-published PS5 games will retail for $69.99, a $10 premium over current standard video game prices.

Two Sony-published launch titles, Bluepoint Games’ Demon’s Souls remake and Lucid Games’ Destruction AllStars, both carry a $69.99 price tag on PlayStation 5, Sony announced Wednesday. Launch game Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac will cost $49.99, but will also ship with an Ultimate Edition, which includes a remastered version of the PlayStation 4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man, for $69.99.

Sackboy A Big Adventure from Sumo Digital will also be available at launch, but for $59.99. Japan Studio’s Astro’s Playroom will come preinstalled on PS5 for free.

Publisher 2K Sports laid the groundwork for a next-gen console game price hike back in July, when it announced that NBA 2K21 would be priced at $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The publisher said at the time that the high price point “fairly represents the value of what’s being offered: power, speed and technology that is only possible on new hardware.”