PlayStation 5 Gets a Price Increase in Select Markets

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PlayStation 5 just got more expensive in certain territories.

As revealed in a new post on the official PlayStation blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to raise the price of its PS5 consoles in select markets “due to global economic environment, including high inflation rates.”

Here’s the regions that are affected, including the new prices, the majority of which are “effective immediately.”

  • 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

Sony had this to add:

While this price increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on SIE’s business, our top priority continues to be improving the PS5 supply situation so that as many players as possible can experience everything that PS5 offers and what’s still to come.

Sony also noted that select markets in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM that aren’t listed above may also receive price increases. The company has asked customers to check with their local retailers.

Source: PlayStation

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