Sony says inflation has forced the PlayStation 5 pricing to jump in the UK, Europe, and Canada.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment says the worldwide economy has caused pricing increases for the PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5 cost $499 to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
Since its November 2020 debut, many people have had trouble obtaining a Sony PlayStation 5 due to scalpers abusing online-only transactions. Many people considering buying the latest PlayStation console waited until there was more stock to avoid paying inflated costs on resale sites like eBay. Those who waited to buy the console for these reasons or the PlayStation 5 Pro will now have to pay more.
Sony Interactive Entertainment raised the PlayStation 5’s recommended retail price (RRP) in EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and Canada. This impacts digital and physical console discs. Most markets implement pricing changes immediately. Ryan blamed excessive global prices and a declining trend in currency values.
Sony announced no price rise for the PlayStation 5 in the US. It’s unclear why given that global inflation is a concern. New PS5 prices in locations Sony feels are impacted will average anywhere from 6 to 27 percent.
What’s Up With Console Prices?
Sony has long been concerned about console prices. The corporation raised the PS5 costs due to supply issues and worldwide inflation challenges, among other factors. Except Japan, Sony will wait until September 15 to implement the new prices there. This includes Canada, Mexico, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, China, and Australia.
On the other hand, the new DualSense Edge controller was just unveiled by Sony. It’s unclear how the company’s move to raise prices will impact the equipment. For the time being, it seems likely that these increases will only apply to PS5 systems.