The Xbox Series X and PS5 game prices aren’t set in stone yet, given that none have been released or even made available to pre-order yet. However, Capcom talked a little about them during the Q&A session in its First-Quarter Consolidated Financial Results Conference Call for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2021. Essentially, it has no set prices in mind for next-gen games yet and will be keeping an eye on how things go in the latter half of 2020. [Thanks, Resetera!]
The last two questions are the ones addressing potential pricing for next-gen games. Each response emphasizes a “wait and see” sort of policy.
Q. Tell me how Resident Evil 3 has been received, and what pricing strategies there are for the future.
A. With reference to sales trends for the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis as well, results have not especially deviated from our internal sales plan. Looking ahead, we will consider pricing strategies targeting the holiday season, starting in autumn and running to the end of the year.
Q. What is your policy regarding pricing for next-generation titles?
A. We do not have a set policy at this time. We will consider our approach having analyzed both our strengths and weaknesses while closely monitoring industry trends.
So far, two Capcom next-gen games have been revealed. One is Resident Evil 8, which will star Resident Evil 7’s protagonist, Ethan, and appear on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC next year. (We’ll learn more about it in August 2020.) The other is the enigmatic Pragmata, which won’t appear until 2022.
Resident Evil Village will come to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021. Pragmata will come to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2022. The other details from Capcom’s earnings report can be seen here.