Sony To Increase the Price of the PlayStation 5 Across a Multitude of Regions

Good news for those of you that are having trouble trying to get a PS5: They’re about to get more expensive! Wait, that’s not good news… Sony is about to increase the cost of their latest console all around the world, except for the US.

They claim this is because of the challenging economic conditions around the world, mainly high inflation rates and adverse currency trends. As a result, they’re making their console harder to get. That makes about as much sense as it seems at first glance.

The exact increase in price depends on the region. It can go from anywhere between 35 USD and 60 USD of the local currency, with Canada being the exception, who only sees an increase of 20 CAD (around 15 USD). As mentioned, the United States are not affected.

Here’s the full updated prices:

  • 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

What do you think of this price increase? Did you manage to snag a console before it became more expensive? Let us know down below!