The president did add, however, that established multi-platform games like Call of Duty would "likely" cost the industry standard of $60.
Says Iwata (via GR):
I think there is already some indication that the [current pricing] trend is going to stay here. When you consider some of the most popular franchise – such as Call of Duty or Madden – the publishers can afford to affix a rather expensive price tag on that because the franchise has a premium value. On the other hand, … without an established franchise, they cannot afford to keep that expensive price tag. I believe there will be a wider price range.
If that holds true, Nintendo's most popular games, like Zelda and Mario, will have a $50 price tag, which should be a relief for gamers tired of paying $60 for games.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Jun 2011 20:06