PlayStation 5: Price increase on PS5 consoles with immediate effect

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A bitter surprise for fans hoping for a PS5: the price of all PlayStation 5 consoles veers towards an increase

If Jim Ryan was expecting million dollar sales for PS5subject the already elevated prezzo from PlayStation 5 still increase it’s not the best way to do it. With immediate effect, the bar is raised for Australia, “some areas” of Asia and North America and (obviously) all of Europe. Sony points the finger at very high inflation rates around the world, and sadly the figure involved in the new magic number is also that of the hundreds. In this case, for us from the Old Continent, the 499.99 euros (500) of the basic model now become 549,99 (550). The digital variant, on the other hand, goes from 399.99 (400) to 449,99 (450).

Inflation for PS5 casually subjects PlayStation 5 to a price hike

Of course, the same Jim Ryan to which we alluded in the opening words, he did not fail to defend the decision on the future of PS5 on the official blog, in a post whose main theme is the price increase of PlayStation 5. “The global economic environment is a challenge with which many of you around the world certainly have to do. Many high inflation rates, as well as adverse currency changes, impact both consumers and businesses. For this reason, SIE has made the painful choice of increasing the console’s recommended retail price in some markets […] except for the United States. “

PlayStation 5: Price increase on PS5 consoles with immediate effect

Going on, Ryan called the increase a necessary evil, although “our priority remains the stock situation of the consoles, so that more and more players can enjoy what the console has, and will have, to offer.” According to the market analyst Piers Harding-Rolls, this change should “have minimal impact on sales”. Sara. Sony has already tested the ground in April, raising various prices for its products in Japan for similar reasons (plus component prices), and then opting for the no-comment to the previous quarterly report regarding a possible increase. And here we are. Microsoft also preferred not to unbutton, while Nintendo categorically refused to make the Switch more expensive.

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