Tears of the customers
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be Nintendo’s very first $70 traditional game. The rest of the industry has been doing $70 games for awhile now, and many were hoping Nintendo would buck that trend. They certainly did for awhile, but that’s soon to change.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo’s Doug Bowser opened up on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom being $70. According to Bowser, TotK is going to pack in enough content to warrant the price hike.
We look at what the game has to offer. I think fans will find this is an incredibly full, deeply immersive experience. The price point reflects the type of experience that fans can expect when it comes to playing this particular game. This isn’t a price point that we’ll necessarily have on all our titles. It’s actually a fairly common pricing model either here or in Europe or other parts of the world, where the pricing may vary depending on the game itself.