Generally, as time passes, the prices of video game consoles begin to drop. However, time and again the opposite happens. For example, this Thursday Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 is going to increase in price in several countries around the world, including Mexico!
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, revealed that the suggested retail price of the PS5 will increase, due to the “current global economic environment,” including high inflation rates and adverse currency trends. Therefore, the console will be more expensive in several countries in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Canada… but not in the United States.
In Mexico, the digital version of the PS5 will go from costing $ 11,499 MXN to $12,499 MXN, while the standard version with a disk drive will go from costing $ 13,999 USD to $14,999 MXN. This means that in both cases, the increase was $1000 MXN.
This is the complete table of suggested price increases of the PS5 in the world:
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: €549,99
* PS5 digital edition – €449,99
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
• PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
Japan (as of September 15, 2022)
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: ¥60,478 (including taxes)
* PS5 Digital Edition: ¥49,478 (including taxes)
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: ¥4,299
* PS5 Digital Edition: ¥3,499
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: AUD 799.95
* PS5 Digital Edition: AUD 649,95
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
* PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
* PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: CAD $649.99
* PS5 Digital Edition: CAD $519.99
Jim Ryan assured that this price increase is a necessity due to the environment, but reminded everyone that Sony’s main priority remains the PS5 supply situation “so that as many gamers as possible can experience everything that PS5 offers and what is still to come.”