From now on, getting Sony’s next-gen console will be more expensive

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Sony has just announced a price rise for your PlayStation 5. The increase will have “immediate effect” and from the company they argue that it is due to “high global inflation rates” and “adverse monetary trends”.

Thus, Sony has decided to raise the price of the console, both in its version with a disc player and the digital one. The new prices are as follows:

  • PlayStation 5 with disc player: €499.99 €549.99.
  • playstation 5 digital edition: €399.99 €449.99.

As we can see, it is a generous increase of 50 euros in both versions that distance Sony consoles from their toughest competitors, the Xbox Series X|S, which continue to maintain the original prices: 499.99 euros and 299.99 euros. euros, respectively.

Buying a PS5 is still chaos

The price increase will apply in “certain markets” in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Latam. In the United States, however, it will not apply.. It makes sense, since the United States is Xbox territory and raising the price in this market would make the console even less competitive.

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On the other hand, it is no secret that Sony’s stock of consoles is still not up to par. It is still difficult to get hold of a PS5 and it is curious that, to this day, it is still “news” that there is stock of the console. In that sense, from Sony they affirm the following:

“While this price increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on SIE’s business, our top priority remains improving the supply situation for PS5 so that as many gamers as possible can experience all that it has to offer.” PS5 and what’s to come.”

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And it is that the current situation of the next-gen is tense. Not only have we gone through a semiconductor crisis that has practically forced users to buy more expensive packs with games, accessories, etc., but games have also gone up in price (80 euros for AAA) and we have had to deal with speculation.

The sale of consoles is a good reflection of the situation that Sony is going through. According to Sony, the firm has sold 22.3 million consoles since its launch (21 months into the pandemic market, let’s not forget). If we compare it with its predecessor, the PlayStation 4, in this same time Sony had managed to sell 30 million consoles.

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With this price increase now official, it is worth wondering when we will finally see a price drop. Starting from the basis that, first of all, the stock must be normalized, it is most likely that it will take us years to attend the first sale.

Sony has taken an average of three years to lower the price of its consoles. Considering that the PS5 has been on the market for two years, three years is most likely too optimistic a figure. Seen what we have seen, we are going to have to wait until 1) it is easy to buy a console and 2) do it at a lower price.

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Sony has just announced a price rise for your PlayStation 5. The increase will have “immediate effect” and from the…

Sony has just announced a price rise for your PlayStation 5. The increase will have “immediate effect” and from the…

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