Take-Two Interactive opened the $70 floodgates in 2020 when it released the current-gen versions of NBA 2K21 for $70. Since then, most current-gen AAA titles have been released for the same price, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the same game selling for $60. Most assumed that this price point would apply to the Nintendo Switch as well. For the most part, it should. The lone exception (at least, for now) will be The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
As soon as the latest Nintendo Direct livestream ended, all everyone could talk about was the increased price point of the Breath of the Wild sequel.
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Although the $70 price of Tears of the Kingdom was "leaked" earlier, most refused to believe it was true until it was official. Now that it's confirmed, fans are wondering if this will set a precedent for future Nintendo Switch titles, especially the titles that are exclusive to the platform. After all, Tears of the Kingdom marks Nintendo's first $70 video game in a long while.
The good news is that we finally have a better look at Tears of the Kingdom and it looks every bit like the GOTY material its predecessor was.
Speaking of Nintendo, the Switch recently overtook the Gameboy as the third-best-selling console of all time. In addition to this, Nintendo is reportedly ramping up the production of the Switch despite rumors it's already talking to manufacturers about its next console. Finally, Nintendo is expected to skip E3 2023 along with PlayStation and Xbox.