Sony's raising the price of their PlayStation 5 console in most regions

Sony's PlayStation 5 consoles are now £30 more expensive in the UK

Sony's raising the price of their PlayStation 5 console in most regions

Sony's PlayStation 5 console has just gotten more expensive

Sony has just announced that they are raising the price of their PlayStation 5 console in most global regions, citing "high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends" as the primary reasons behind these price increases. 

In the UK, Sony's PlayStation 5 price increase will raise the value of both their Disk and Diskless PlayStation 5 consoles by £30. Price increases are coming for the PlayStation 5 in Europe, the UK, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Gamers in the US will not be seeing a PlayStation 5 price increase within that region.  

    The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you around the world are no doubt experiencing. We’re seeing high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure on 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, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), as well as Canada. There will be no price increase in the United States.   

With a price increase of £30, Sony's PlayStation 5 console has become notably more expensive. That said, Sony's PlayStation 5 remains out of stock at most UK retailers, and it is likely that the system will continue to sell well despite Sony's price increase. 

Sony's raising the price of their PlayStation 5 console in most regions

The new RRPs below are effective immediately, with Japan being the only exception.

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

You can join the discussion on Sony's PlayStation 5 price increase on the OC3D Forums.  

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25-08-2022, 11:52:55

NeverBackDown
With how terrible the economy is doing in the US it's very surprising to see no price increases here.Quote

26-08-2022, 11:38:32

AngryGoldfish
Is this going to maintain fat cat wages in relation to inflation or is it going to maintain workforce wages in relation to inflation?

I love it when huge corporations act like they are the ones struggling when it's their staff that are struggling. Will they also announce a pay rise for them or just keep raising prices in line with inflation arbitrarily in order to maintain profits?Quote

27-08-2022, 12:06:48

AlienALX
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62659688

Nintendo not upping their prices either.Quote
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