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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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8 comments

  1. I stopped looking for a ps5 in march, now I don't want one even if it is cheap and available.
    I'm mostly in the same boat. I wanted one pretty badly when the new HZD came out. But here we are, and that's still just about the only game I'm interested on it.

    So yeah. I'm mostly over it. Time to wait and see how the VR2 and Pro editions look in a year or two.
  2. I stopped looking for a ps5 in march, now I don't want one even if it is cheap and available.
    I had one and wasn't impressed. Sold it for what I had in it and moved on.
  3. I'm mostly in the same boat. I wanted one pretty badly when the new HZD came out. But here we are, and that's still just about the only game I'm interested on it.

    So yeah. I'm mostly over it. Time to wait and see how the VR2 and Pro editions look in a year or two.
    I wasn't that impressed by Forbidden West, so I'm perfectly comfortable waiting for the eventual PC version. And Gran Turismo 7 is an outright travesty. And there are no other games for PS5 I was even remotely interested in.
  4. Curious to see if Microsoft will follow Sony and also increase their prices.
    They put out a release yesterday saying they were not at this time, but very careful to not promise they wouldn't in the future.

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