Next-gen console games to hit $60

You read that correctly. Sixty blood and sweat soaked dollars for each lousy new game. Game developers claim that this is due to the rising cost of development for next generation consoles. Strangely enough, back when Nintendo first came out with their 8-bit machines, The Legend of Zelda was also $50 as are current game releases.

And they wonder why software piracy rates are so high. This stinks of little more than profiteering on the back of new technology. If someone can produce any evidence that development costs are that much higher on the next gen systems, we here at Joystiq would like to see it.

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