After retailers seemingly leaked a price increase for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,
As many will note, this is the first instance of
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is likely to hit similar heights – and may even eclipse these total sales when it launches on 12 May 2023. That said, players will need to reckon with the increased price point that threatens the wider appeal of the game.
Weirdly enough, the newly-dated Pikmin 4 was also recently updated on the US version of the
While it is a reflection of global circumstances – realistically, inflation means games need to turn a higher profit to actually make money – it is a rather strange choice, particularly given preorders have already been offered at the standard price in some global regions.
As of writing, it’s unknown how this decision will impact local retailers.
In Australia, Tears of the Kingdom is priced at AU $79, with Amazon offering the cheapest copies for AU $74.99. EB Games has preorders at the elevated AU $89.95 price point, but this is fairly standard for the retailer. It doesn’t appear the whopping US $10 increase has been completely passed on – however, there is a slight bump in these preorder prices.
It’s unclear if
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