Sony has increased the prices of the PlayStation 5 in select markets, amidst rising global inflation. The increase varies up to 20%. Affected regions include Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), and Canada. Prices in the US will remain unchanged.
In a blog post, Sony said the “price increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on SIE’s business.” And adds that their “top priority continues to be improving the PS5 supply situation so that as many players as possible can experience everything that PS5 offers and what’s still to come.”
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
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)
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥4,299 yuan
PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 yuan
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – AUD $799.95
PS5 Digital Edition – AUD $649.95
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99
PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99
It’s unclear how the new prices will affect the Philippines as of yet, but expect the increase to come. The PS5 is already in short supply in the country, oftentimes selling at prices beyond SRP.
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The Sony PlayStation 5 launched in the Philippines in December 2020 with a price of Php27,990. As of June 2022, Sony sold over 21 million PS5s consoles globally. In contrast, Microsoft’s Xbox Series sold only 13.8 million.