CNA – Sony’s PlayStation 5 is already notoriously difficult to find, and yesterday the popular console’s manufacturer said that it will also become more expensive for gamers in many parts of the world.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has recommended raising the console’s retail price in Europe, the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, China, Australia, Mexico and Canada, the company’s top official Jim Ryan said.
United States (US) consumers will be spared from the hikes, Ryan said, without providing further explanation.
The price rises will see a PS5 Digital Edition retail in Europe for EUR449.99, up from EUR399.99 The same console will be sold in the UK for GBP389.99, up from GBP359.99, and in Japan for JPY49,478, up from JPY43,978.
SIE blamed “high global inflation rates as well as adverse currency trends” for the price increases.