Why Nintendo Priced Tears Of The Kingdom at $70 | GameSpot News – GS News Update
If you want to play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you will need to transfer some money, and now, that amount may be more than you are prepared to spend. Last night, the Nintendo Switch eShop showed a $69.99 price tag for the highly anticipated sequel. This can be confirmed to be true by the time Direct drops or it can be debunked. Let me know in the comments what it is!
Well everyone, it’s confirmed. The standard version of Tears of the Kingdom will actually be $70, and confirming this, Nintendo has commented on the price.
When contacted by a game informant about the $10 increase from the usual $60 that Nintendo charges for their Switch titles, a company PR representative stated that the future increments will be chosen on a case-by-case basis, implying that’s always been the case even though $60 is relevant for the entire life of the console.
Nintendo clearly understands how big Tears of the Kingdom is going to be, as they are keeping a $60 price tag on their other first-party title, Pikmin 4, a game that won’t even sell close to what Zelda will do.
Breath of the Wild has sold nearly 30 million copies, nearly 20 million more than the previous best-selling Zelda game Twilight Princess. When the Switch launch title went on sale, it initially outpaced sales of the console itself.
Nintendo is probably looking at the new standard set by both PlayStation and Xbox, and while it hasn’t released more powerful hardware, the numbers suggest it can hit it. If Tears of the Kingdom sells 30 million units, that’s an additional $300 million that the company could add to the pile of money, and considering the Switch is currently the third best-selling console of all time, 30 million seems as a reasonable estimate. Time will tell if the price increase has any effect on sales.
One game Nintendo is releasing that’s actually falling short of its $60 price tag is the long-rumored Metroid Prime: Remastered, which is out now via the eShop and will hit the market on February 22, with retail price is 40 dollars.
This price tag is also odd at first because typical Nintendo remakes and remakes come in at $60 like 2021’s Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but then again, when you look at the value of the franchise Commercially, the best-selling Metroid game has failed to sell 3 million copies, while Pokémon sales have consistently been in the tens of millions.
You’re making a lot of money for that $40 because Metroid Prime: Remastered boasts remastered visuals, updated controls, and additional content, which is clearly the best way to experience a game. One of the best games ever created.
Metroid Prime: Remastered was one of the highlights of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. Another one is another look at the Tears of the Kingdom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games coming to Switch Online (the former two coming to the base tier and the latter coming to the base tier). expansion pack option) and a look at Pikmin 4 gameplay.