PlayStation Boss Defends PS2 Classics Price Points
After the price points for the first batch of PS2 classics on PS4 were revealed, there was some dissension among the PlayStation faithful.
Some thought the $10 and $15 price points were simply too high for these older games, and the price is even harder to swallow if you've already purchased the title in question (perhaps more than once if you got it as a PS3 classic).
But Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has defended those price points. In a recent PS Nation podcast, Yoshida said the addition of many new features makes the prices worthwhile. There's the 1080p/60fps upgrade along with Share functionality and as he mentioned:
"We are also able to add Trophies; some people really care about Trophies. So we can provide that. And it takes some time for our staff and QA and licensing and everything to bring back these games. So it takes us time and cost. So we felt that we should charge."
Yoshida did say that it's possible the prices will come down in the future, but you can expect the current prices to remain for some time. Most recently, they added PaRappa the Rapper 2 and next on the list is The King of Fighters 2000 and (according to some rumors) Max Payne.
We still wonder if this initiative will prove popular. Only time will tell.
12/18/2015 8:52:59 PM Ben Dutka