On May 12th, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch, and it appears that this title will cost a little bit more than the majority of games on the platform.
A $69.99 price tag was added to the game’s official website on the Nintendo eShop tonight, placing it on pace with the majority of first-party titles for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
It’s impossible to tell if this was an error or the beginning of a price increase for Nintendo’s most popular games because the pricing has since been removed, which is an interesting turn of events.
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@Wario64 photographed the price, which is seen in the Tweet that is attached below.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is priced at $69.99 according to eShop https://t.co/lNRCkuN5w3 pic.twitter.com/Hf0N8dhjSH
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 8, 2023
Video games priced at $70 have caused a lot of controversy in the video game business over the past few years. The MSRP for games has mostly remained constant over the previous 20 years, despite the fact that game development costs have been rising consistently over that time.
In fact, the price of games has decreased when compared to what they cost to buy in the 1990s. Despite this, many gamers have chosen to wait for price reductions because they aren’t particularly pleased with the shift. Fans won’t truly have that option because first-party titles in the Nintendo Switch period have not significantly decreased in price.
The most eagerly awaited Nintendo Switch game ever is, of course, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There won’t be a shortage of fans who will be more than eager to spend the extra $10 if that $70 price is accurate.
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It’s safe to assume that Nintendo will address any prospective increase, including if this will become the standard going forward, at its Nintendo Direct event, which is scheduled for tomorrow. Fans will currently just have to wait with patience to see what is revealed!