In a post on PlayStation.BlogSony has officially announced that prefix 5 will face rising prices in most world markets. According to the publication, the company is facing “difficult economic conditions” such as high inflation and unfavorable exchange rate fluctuations.
PS5 price hikes range from $30 to $80 and are already in effect Europe, UK, Australia, China, Canada and Mexico. O Japan the price will be revised in mid-September. According to Sony, USA the measures of the Japanese company will not affect.
In Brazil, the price of the console remains the same for now.
“While this increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on business, our top priority remains improving the PS5 supply chain so that as many gamers as possible can experience all that the PS5 has to offer and more to come. “, Sony said.
Sony’s decision to raise the price of the PS5 comes at a time of slowdown in sales by industry giants, including Microsoft and Nintendo, rivals of the Japanese conglomerate. Despite this, consoles Xbox and the Nintendo Switch saw no price increase, which could be an advantage over the PlayStation console.