Sony is raising prices for its PS5 in the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Prices are rising 10 percent in Europe and around 6 percent in the UK as inflation rates hit Sony and many other companies. While Sony is raising PS5 prices in many parts of the world, it says there won’t be a price hike in the US.
“We are seeing high rates of global inflation, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure across many industries,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Based on these difficult economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the PlayStation 5 Recommended Retail Price (RRP) in select markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America . (LATAM), as well as Canada”.
The new prices are effective immediately, with the exception of Japan’s increase which will take effect on September 15. While Sony is raising PS5 prices, the supply situation remains an issue in many markets. “Our top priority continues to be improving the PS5 supply situation so that as many gamers as possible can experience all that PS5 has to offer and what is to come,” says Ryan.
Here are the new PS5 prices:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: €549.99 (previously €499.99)
- PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99 (before €399.99)
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: £479.99 (£449.99 before)
- PS5 Digital Edition: £389.99 (£359.99 before)
Japan (as of September 15, 2022):
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: ¥60,478 yen (¥49,980 before)
- PS5 Digital Edition: ¥49,478 yen (¥39,980 before)
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: ¥4,299 yuan (¥3,899 yuan before)
- PS5 Digital Edition: ¥3,499 yuan (¥3,099 yuan before)
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: A$799.95 (previously A$749.95)
- PS5 Digital Edition: A$649.95 (was A$599.95)
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive – MXN $14,999 (MXN $13,999 before)
- PS5 Digital Edition – MXN$12,499 (MXN$11,499 before)
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: CAD $649.99 ($629.99 before)
- PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99 ($499.99 was)