However, with Namco Bandai's recently-released Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection costing a cool 20 bucks, it's apparent that a sub-15 dollar rule is not in effect. We asked Sony Computer Entertainment PR Manager, Al de Leon, to clear up the question marks.
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was the first PS3 Store title to be priced above $15 (US).
"The pricing announced at the October Gamers Day [on October 19, 2006] was specific to titles at launch," commented de Leon. "We haven't announced a specific price range or cap for downloadable games since launch, but as you can see on the Store, PS3 owners can purchase content at a variety of price points -- including demos and trailers for free, classic titles like Q*bert for $4.99, and full arcade ports like Tekken 5 for $19.99."
"For your reference," continued de Leon, "the PlayStation Store retail price for a piece of content depends upon the wholesale price set by the publisher. So while some titles could be priced at above $15, there will be plenty of games, expansion packs, etc., that will continue to fall into the $15 or less range."