Electronic Arts is the latest company to make a price increase on its next-gen games. Starting with his traditional game Madden 21, titles for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S will have an increase of $ 10 for a total cost of $ 70 per copy.
Earlier in November, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen commented that a price increase on games was necessary to offset development costs for next-gen titles.
“We have always said that games are getting more and more expensive to make. The experience gets deeper, the time people spend on video games gets longer. It could be argued that an increase may be necessary over time, but we will consider it as we get closer to the new transition. “
Blake Jorgensen, Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Arts
Other executives in the industry have expressed the same as Jorgensen. El presidente de Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick, defended the price increase to NBA 2K21 arguing that while the price to the public has been maintained for more than 15 years, the production costs have increased by 300%.
Likewise, Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that the price of Demon’s Souls for PS5 for $ 70 dollars it was fair. Ryan supported his defense by comparing the hours of play against any other means of entertainment.
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