Sony Increases the PS5’s Price

By Hannah Lozada

The PlayStation 5 is a very difficult console to obtain, mainly due to its expensive price. Unfortunately, the price of the PS5 will be increased even further, in countries around the world. Several industries and consumers are being affected by high global inflation rates and adverse currency trends. Sony announced on the Playstation Vlog that the PS5’s price has been increased in Europe, UK, Japan, China, Australia, Middle East, Latin America, Mexico, and Canada. The price of the PS5 in the United States will remain the same. 

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

Sony states at the end of the blog that its main priority for the PS5 is to fix its supply situation. Sony’s gaming business has been negatively affected by supply issues and COVID-19 lock downs in China. “Going forward, due to the continuous spread of infection, there is a possibility that the operation at factories in Shanghai and the surrounding region, as well as procurement of parts from the region, will be constrained,” Chief Officer, Hiroki Totoki, states. Totoki states that Sony is having trouble providing the PlayStation to consumers because China has an inventory shortage. Thankfully, Sony is working on fixing the inventory shortages by the end of this year.

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