Sony only announce That, thanks to “difficult economic conditions”, the price of the PlayStation 5 is about to drop above In a lot of big markets like Japan, Europe and Canada.
In fact, it seems that the United States is Just Playstation home area to Not We’re seeing a price hike, with buyers everywhere from China to Australia to Mexico also suffering.
I’m in Australia, for example, and last year I bought my PS5 disc retail version for A$750. It will now cost A$800. In the UK, the disc version goes from £450 to £480, while in the EU it goes from €500 to €550.
The full list of affected regions, and new recommended retail prices – other than Japan effective immediately – are below:
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – €549.99, PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – £479.99 PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
Japan (as of September 15, 2022)
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – 60,478 yen (tax included) PS5 Digital Edition – 49,478 yen (tax included)
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – ¥4299 yuan PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3499 yuan
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – $799.95 PS5 Digital Edition – AU$649.95
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – Digital Edition 14999PS5 MXN – $12,499 MXN
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive – $649.99 CAD, PS5 Digital Edition – $519.99 CAD
Sony’s full statement is as follows:
The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you around the world will undoubtedly face. We are seeing high global inflation rates, as well as currency opposite trends, which are affecting consumers and creating stress in many industries. Based on these challenging economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of PlayStation 5 in select markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LATAM), as well as Canada. There will be no price increase in the US.
While this price increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on SIE’s business, our top priority remains improving the PS5’s supply situation so that as many gamers as possible can experience all that PS5 has to offer and what comes next.
Thanks for your continuous support.
The PlayStation 5 launched nearly two years ago, and now you’d expect consoles to see price cuts, not increases (for example, the PS4 got its first cut in 2015, two years after release). Actually this is the first time I can Ever Remember that the price of the console goes up across the board like this. Then again, I don’t remember ever having a console in the middle of a pandemic, The global chip shortage and the inflation crisis as well.
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