Sony may have some exciting peripherals on the way, but if the fun of finding its PS5 console hasn’t impressed you, its latest price probably won’t either.
There’s good news and bad news if you don’t have a PlayStation 5 right now, especially if you’re looking for one.
First there’s the good news: the PS5 is a great console and has some really great equipment. There’s a new game controller on the way, and Sony announced last week that the PS VR2 headset would also be arriving next year.
It’s also worth noting that there are some great games available, some of which are cross-platform and work on both PS4 and PS5.
If you have the old console and long for the new one, but can’t find it due to shortages, you don’t have to stop playing, and the release of the new tiers for PS Plus means many of these games are available. play whenever you want, as long as you pay a monthly fee.
Of course, there’s also the bad news: the PlayStation 5 is still incredibly hard to find, and when you do find it, the console will also cost a bit more around the world, including Australia.
Officially, the PlayStation 5 will cost $50 more in Australia, with the PS5 with the Blu-ray drive set to cost $799.95 above the $749 price it launched with, while the PS5 Digital Edition without the drive optics will cost $649.95 up from the $599. price at which it launched.
That adds to the already pressing issue of stock shortages, for which Sony also doesn’t have an update, telling Pickr that:
For the most up-to-date stock availability, please contact your local distributor.
That probably won’t help you, but at least you know that when you find stock of the PS5 in Australia, it’ll cost you a few bucks more.