Sony increases prices for the Playstation 5 and Playstation 5 Digital Edition. And provides this justification for it.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is reacting to the tense global economic situation with a
Price increase for the Playstation 5. The price recommendation for the Playstation 5 and Playstation 5 Digital Edition will be increased in various markets. This also affects Europe and thus Germany.
Playstation 5 will be 50 euros more expensive
In Germany (and Europe), the recommended retail price for the Playstation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive has increased from EUR 499 to EUR 549.99. With the Playstation 5 Digital Edition, the price increases from 399 euros to 449.99 euros. This corresponds to a price increase of about 10 percent for the Playstation 5 with a disc drive and about 12 percent for the model without a disc drive.
There will be no price increase in the USA, but there will be in the Playstation motherland Japan. In Japan, the price increases by 5,000 yen (about 36 euros).
The following prices apply to the Playstation 5 and Playstation 5 Digital Edition in the following territories and markets:
Sony justifies the price increase and promises better availability
“We are witnessing high levels of inflation and unfavorable currency trends around the world, which are affecting consumers and putting pressure on many industries,” said SIE CEO Jim Ryan PlayStation 5 in select markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM) and Canada.”
In the announcement, Jim Ryan points out that improving the Playstation 5 delivery situation remains Sony’s top priority. “To ensure that as many players as possible can experience everything PS5 has to offer and what’s to come,” said Ryan.