announced Sony Corporation, in an unexpected move, increased the prices of the PlayStation PS5 in some global markets, as inflation rates affect the Japanese company and many other companies around the world.
Sony is increasing the price of the PlayStation 5 in many parts of the world, raising prices by 10 per cent in Europe, and about 6 per cent in the UK.
Shock for PlayStation fans
The famous game development company intends to increase the prices of the PS5 console for fans of its video game consoles, PlayStation, in the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and Sony explained that there will be no price increase for its customers in United State.
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment explained the main reason behind the new increase, saying: “We are seeing high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, affecting consumers and putting pressure on many industries.” Despite the difficult economic situation, Sony has made the difficult decision to increase the recommended retail price of the PlayStation 5 in several selected markets.”
Sony indicated that the new prices are effective immediately, with the exception of the Japan increase that will take effect next September 15, while Sony will increase the prices of the PS5, the display mode is still a problem in many markets, where “Ryan” says: “The priority of Ultimate Company continues to improve the PS5 supply position so that as many players as possible can experience everything that PlayStation 5 has to offer and what comes next.”
New PlayStation 5 prices
PlayStation 5 UK price:
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive, about £480
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, available for £390
– PlayStation 5 price in Japan (starting from next September 15):
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, priced at 60.478 yen.
PlayStation 5 digital edition, priced at 49,478 yen.
PlayStation 5 price in China:
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive, available for 4,299 yuan.
PlayStation 5 digital version, available at a price of 3,499 yuan.
Playstation 5 price in Australia:
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive, about A$800.
PlayStation 5 digital edition, 650 Australian dollars
PlayStation 5 price in Mexico:
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive, 14.999 Mexican Pesos
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 12,499 Mexican Pesos
PlayStation 5 price in Canada:
PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive, CAD 650
PlayStation 5 digital edition, priced at 520 Canadian dollars
PlayStation 5 price in Europe and the Middle East:
PlayStation 5 with disc drive, 550 euros
PlayStation 5 digital edition, for 450 euros