SONY increases PlayStation5 price by up to 10% in Europe, China, Japan and other countries, just not in the US

Published: 25th Aug 2022, 07:57 GMT   Comments

Sony PlayStation 5 now more expensive

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO confirmed today the company will be hiking the price of PlayStation 5 consoles across many markets.

Gamers should now expect to pay at least 6% to 10% more, depending on where they live. Sony provided new prices for select regions which include, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin/North America. The only exception is the United States, which won’t see the recommended price increased.

The company is citing economic challenges and spiking inflation in those countries that require price adjustment. Those prices will take effect immediately starting from today (for Japan it’s from September 15).

  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
  • UK
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
  • Japan (effective Sept. 15, 2022)
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥60,478 yen (including tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥49,478 yen (including tax)
  • China
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥4,299 yuan
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 yuan
  • Australia
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – AUD $799.95
    • PS5 Digital Edition – AUD $649.95
  • Mexico
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
    • PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
  • Canada
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99

The US market is very competitive for PlayStation and XBOX Series console, which is why Sony may need to wait for Microsoft to adjust XBOX price first before making any drastic changes to the pricing.

Source: Sony via The Verge




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