Tears Of The Kingdom will be Nintendo’s first $70 game

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While The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most anticipated video game sequels of all time, which isn’t the only reason it’s notable this week. Unfortunately, it’s also the first Nintendo game to break the $70 mark.

While physical copies of the game could previously be pre-ordered at places like GameStop for $60, Nintendo’s press release for the game following today’s Direct confirms that the cheapest version will sell for $70. Pre-orders for the game at that $60 price point were suddenly stopped being accepted by retailers Tuesday night.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: An epic adventure across the land and sky of Hyrule awaits. In this sequel too The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, dictate your own path through the vast landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands that soar in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to strike back against the malevolent forces threatening the kingdom? In addition to the standard version, which will have a suggested retail price of $69.99, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition will be available on launch day for a suggested retail price of $129.99 and will include a physical version of the game, an art book featuring concept art, a steel book case, an Iconart Steel poster and a set of four pins.

That would make it the first Nintendo game ever to hit that $70 mark, at least as a suggested retail price, which sucks for us as consumers (since wages aren’t rising in line with the inflated cost of…everything) . but also expected from a company (because all her costs have increased). That is why it is called inflation crisisInfant! (Note, however, that You can at least use Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers to soften the blow).

$70 games are becoming the norm for PS5 and Xbox

At least Nintendo can say they were one of the last to do so. after a number of big publishers – like Activision, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. – decided 2022 was the year They might start charging $70 for games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 And…Gotham Knights. starfield, along with other first-party Microsoft games, also costs $70. Even indie games are are now starting to raise their prices.

Nintendo responded to this back in November Sony’s decision to raise the price the PS5 by saying “It will not take any such action at the moment, but will continue to monitor the situation and carefully assess (whether we need to take the option).”

While that hardware boost for the Switch hasn’t happened — yet — perhaps it will help Nintendo’s bottom line to rake in an extra $10-a-copy of a game that’s expected to sell millions now that the company’s stock prices are falling saw after analysts predicted the aging Switch “is approaching the end of its life cycle faster than expected‘, and that with no news of replacement hardware on the horizon, things could only get worse.

Competitors like Microsoft meanwhile make it sound like price increases for consoles maybe at some point in the future can no longer be completely ruled out.

https://kotaku.com/zelda-tears-kingdom-70-switch-price-increase-eshop-1850086003 Tears Of The Kingdom will be Nintendo’s first $70 game

Curtis Crabtree

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