Sony decided to raise the price of its game console PS5. Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including Korea, are affected, and prices are not raised in the United States.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Ryan announced on the 25th on the official PlayStation blog about the price increase of the PS5. In Korea, the digital edition is 558,000 won and the disk version is 688,000 won, which is 60,000 won each than before. In the ratio, digital editions increased 12% and disk versions increased 9.5%.
In addition, PS5 prices are raised in Europe, UK, Africa, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, and Mexico, and there are places where the price is up to 20% higher than before. Regarding the price increase of the PS5, Jim Ryan said, The price increase was inevitable in consideration of the global economic environment and its business.
Meanwhile, Sony is the only one that announced that it would raise the price of current generation of products among the three major console platforms. Microsoft said it is not considering an increase in XBOX series X/S prices through overseas media Windows Central on the 24th, and Nintendo has an interview with the Nikkei Shimbun after the performance announcement on the 10th. He said he would not raise the price.