Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts video games for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's next-gen console may cost as much as $70, about $10 more than the current launch price of A-title console games.
GameSpot reports that during his talk, Pachter said that games for both consoles would cost $70, which is $10 more than the current high price most PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 retail games. The $60 price tag was $10 higher than games for the PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox.
Pachter's predictions would seem to be going against statements made by a Sony executive just after the announcement of the PlayStation 4 in February. At that time, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton claimed on CNBC that PS4 games would have a maximum price of $60. There's no information on why Pachter believes that PS4 games would be $10 higher than Tretton's limit.