PlayStation 5 is more expensive in Europe from today, Sony announces price increase

It’s been in the air for a while, but now it’s official: prefix 5 undergoing price increases. Confirmation comes directly from Jim Ryan through the pages of the magazine PlayStation Blogwhere he explains the reasons for the step taken Sony.

There PlayStation 5 Standard with an optical reader will now have a price equal to 549.99 eurosand edition Digital it will cost 449.99 euros. The increase extends to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region; no increase, however, for the United States. Ryan explains that the reasons for the increase are due toCurrent global economic situation and rising inflation. The decision will take effect immediately.: So now the new list price applies to both PS5 versions.

There has been much discussion in recent weeks about Sony’s lack of comment on the PS5 price hike during its latest shareholder meeting, which many have interpreted as a sign of a possible price increase for the Japanese giant’s platforms. The fears have finally materialized in light of the many difficulties associated with the economic crisis and perhaps also the problems associated with the semiconductor shortage that has plagued the market for some time.

Either way, Sony is aiming to ramp up PS5 production to be ready for next Christmas season.

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