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Sony increases price of PS5 in 7 markets

By Cookie Monster - on 25 Aug 2022, 9:15pm

Sony increases price of PS5 in 7 markets

Sony's new PlayStation 5 covers.

Sony announced it is increasing the price of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in select markets. 

Citing high global inflation rates, adverse currency trends and challenging economic conditions, Sony says it has made the difficult decision to increase the price of the PS5 in Europe, U.K, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico and Canada. Sony added that there will be no price increase in the U.S. 

With the exception of Japan, the new prices are effective immediately. Consumers in Japan will see the new price effective from 15 September. Below is an overview of the new prices in the 7 markets:

  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
  • UK
    • 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)
  • China
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥4,299 yuan 
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 yuan
  • Australia
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – AUD $799.95
    • PS5 Digital Edition – AUD $649.95
  • Mexico
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
    • PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
  • Canada
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99

Sony reiterates its top priority continues to be improving the supply situation of the PS5 for consumers.

Source: Sony

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