Video games get first price increase in 15 years

Plus, remote work could mean pay cuts and an economic comeback

Oct 16, 2020 | Current events | Spending trends
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Next-gen consoles, next-gen prices

That’s the mantra from video game publishers, who are pushing to increase the standard price of top-end games from $60 to $70. From the publisher’s perspective, this mark-up feels like an overdue adjustment for inflation. Prices for blockbuster games haven’t gone up since 2005, when a $60 purchase felt...

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