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Sony Raises PS5 Prices in Europe, Japan, and Other Countries

Here are the new prices for Playstation 5 Sony blames global economic challenges for the figures

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Sony is raising the price of the PS5 in the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Prices are rising by 10% in Europe, 21% in Japan, and around 6% in the United Kingdom as a result of inflation. Sony has said that there will be no price rise for the PS5 in the United States, despite the fact that it is raising the price of the console in several regions of the globe.

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High worldwide inflation rates and negative currency trends are harming customers and putting pressure on various businesses, according to Jim Ryan, president and chief executive officer of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Due to bad economic conditions, SIE has made the hard decision to raise the recommended retail price (RRP) of PlayStation 5 in some parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), and Canada.

The new prices are effective immediately, with the exception of an increase in Japan that will take effect on September 15th. While Sony increases PS5 pricing, the supply issue in many regions remains problematic. Ryan said, “It remains our top aim to improve the PS5 supply issue so that as many people as possible may enjoy all that the PS5 has to offer and what’s to come.”

Here are the updated rates for PS5:

Europe:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive costs €549.99 (was €499.99).
PS5 Digital Edition-€449.99 (was €399.99) 

UK:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive – £479.99 (was £449.99). 
PS5 Digital Edition-£389.99 (was £359.99) 
Japan (as of September 15, 2022):

60,478 (previously 49,988) for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive
PS5 Digital Edition-49,478 (formerly 39,988) 

China:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive costs $4,299 (previously $3,899).
PS5 Digital Edition-$3,499 (formerly 3,099 yuan). 

Australia:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive – $79.95 (was $79.95)
PS5 Digital Edition-AUD $649.95 (was AUD $599.95) 
Mexico

MXN $14,999 (previously MXN $13,999) for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive.
PS5 Digital Edition-MXN $12,499 (formerly MXN $11,199) 

Canada:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive-CAD $649.99 (formerly CAD $629.99). 
PS5 Digital Edition-CAD $519.99 (was CAD $499.00)

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Dino is a Tech Consultant. Entrepreneur, Website/Blog Developer, Graphic Designer, Blogger and Digital Marketer, he has long been freelancing for more than 6 years before starting up Smartcoretech, during this time was writing for websites like Opera News Hub, Paulworkspace, thescoove.africa etc. He is currently reporting on tech related contents on company's such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Facebook, Twitter etc. He also writes on Phone Reviews and Movies. When he is not writing he is working as an IT Manager for a company in his Local. Feel free to contact him via any of the available channels present

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