PlayStation has significantly increased Steam game prices in some countries
Canada and Japan among the countries to see rises, while Argentina is hit particularly hard
Sony Interactive Entertainment has significantly increased its game prices on Steam in some countries.
As first spotted by Resetera user Chairmanchuck, the prices of Sackboy A Big Adventure and Returnal have been increased this week in countries including Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Japan and South Korea.
VGC has verified these price rises using SteamDB, and found that other PlayStation titles including God of War and Spider-Man Remastered have received similar price increases.
The price increases vary by country and title. In Canada, the price of all four games has been upped by $10, representing 14.5% to 17% increases based on their starting price.
In Sony’s home country of Japan, the prices of the games have risen by between approximately 29% and 32.5%.
Argentina appears to be by far the most heavily affected by the price increases. God of War’s price has more than doubled this week, from 4,199 pesos to 8,499 Pesos. The cost of Spider-Man Remastered has also doubled, while the prices of Sackboy and Returnal have risen by 67%.
VGC has asked Sony for comment on the price increases.
The traditionally console-focused company has said it expects half of its game releases to be on PC and mobile by 2025.
PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst has said that future Sony games will likely have at least a year’s exclusivity on console before making the jump to PC, with the possible exception of live service games.