Demon's Souls is One of Several PS5 Games That Will Cost $70

Demon's Souls is One of Several PS5 Games That Will Cost $70

Demon's Souls and Destruction All-Stars indicate a shift in pricing for Sony's next generation.

Sony revealed the price point and release date of its next-gen console, the PlayStation 5, today. As for the games it will have at launch, PlayStation has a few notable ones lined up—and some of them might cost more than you were expecting.

Foillowing today's reveal, the PlayStation blog specified which games from Sony's worldwide studios would be making it for the PS5's launch day. Astro's Playroom will come pre-installed, while Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destruction All Stars, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Bluepoint's Demon's Souls remake will all be available for purchase.

Several games in particular are a bit more costly than previous-gen games, though. Demon's Souls and Destruction All Stars, as well as the Ultimate Edition of Miles Morales, are all listed at a $69.99 price point, rather than the usual $59.99, which is where Sackboy sits (Miles Morales by itself will run $49.99).

The potential for a next-gen price bump has been looming over the upcoming console generation. It largely started when 2K confirmed that NBA 2K21 will cost an extra $10 for next-gen consoles. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War also followed suit with a $69.99 price tag for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Others have pushed back. Ubisoft has said its current slate of holiday next-gen titles will be staying at the same price, though a price bump in the future was not ruled out. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said last month that a next-gen price bump "reflects the quality of the experience."

It's unclear if this will soon become common practice, though with Sony now following suit with some of its first-party offerings, it certainly makes the prospect more appealing. The PlayStation 5 is set to launch on Nov. 12, 2020 for the United States. It'll come in two models: one with a disc drive built in will cost $499.99, while the digital, discless version will run $399.99.

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Eric Van Allen

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