Bandai: Next-Gen Costs Double
The other day I reported that EA expects to keep the cost of next-gen games to 150% of the current generation. Bandai thinks that number is a little bit low and is targetting 200%.
Bandai managing director Shin Unozawa has said that he expects development costs to double in the next generation of games consoles.
Unozawa, who has worked on a number of Digimon titles for Bandai, estimates that the development of a new title will increase to Â¥1 billion ($9.0m), from between Â¥100 million ($0.9m) and Â¥500 million ($4.5m) in the current generation. “Costs will begin to fall a year or so after the consoles are released and game makers become used to the systems,” said Unozawa.