Sony has announced that it has increased the global price of the PlayStation 5 (PS5), including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In a blog post, the company cited “challenging economic conditions” as the main factor for the price change. The increase varies from region to region, affecting Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), and Canada. The US price will remain unchanged.
The new SRPs are effective immediately. In Southeast Asia, the new prices are reflected below.
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – PHP 30,790
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – SGD 799
PS5 Digital Edition – SGD 669
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MYR 2,499
PS5 Digital Edition – MYR 2,069
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – IDR 9,699,000
PS5 Digital Edition – IDR 8,199,000
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – THB 18,690
PS5 Digital Edition – THB 15,690
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – VND 15,990,000
The Sony PlayStation 5 launched in the Philippines in December 2020 with a price of Php27,990. The console is one of the most popular in the world, with Sony having sold over 21 million PS5s consoles globally as of June 2022. In contrast, Microsoft’s Xbox Series sold only 13.8 million.