According to the Nintendo boss, The Legend of Zelda Tears of Kingdom’s increased price tag will reflect the experience that fans are expecting.
Nintendo seems to touch the common price tag range, becoming the standard figure for almost every other new release on Xbox and PlayStation. The new $70 price tag for The Legend of Zelda Tears of Kingdom seems a first for Nintendo games. In an interview with the AP news, Doug Bowser elaborated on how they came up with the $70 price point by answering,
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.Insider Q&A-Nintendo’s Bowser, AP News
As there is a fear of $70 becoming the standard base point price tag for every new release on Nintendo, Doug also clarified that this price tag is not necessarily what they have defined for every new release title. Instead, they are following a fairly common price model, which may vary on the basis of region or what the game has to offer itself.
Now if we talk about what we’re getting for the price tag, it’s noticeable enough that The Legend of Zelda Tears of Kingdom is an extensive game with a huge file size of 18.2 GB, larger than any other first-party Switch game for that matter. All there is to expect is the Bower’s promise to offer something ‘beyond our expectations.’ Let’s see how Nintendo handles the price point while maintaining the ‘strong performance’ they claim to offer over the upcoming years.