Bad news for PlayStation fans , Sony recently announced directly on its blog a sharp price increase for its next-gen console in various territories, including Europe. A sudden increase that made the community react.
Networks under attack
Outraged , the players immediately reacted on the networks, for some disgusted by this €50 increase in the price of the PS5.
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
Many have expressed their displeasure on Twitter, such as user @NieRAutoFana , who writes "Not only is it gone, but it's increasing. Cheers Sony geniuses" .
Like this user, some players deplore this sudden increase because now the next-gen console is out of budget for them.
As @Spidilian said on Twitter, "this is really unacceptable, I hope they will quickly reverse their decision, because the shortage is not an excuse" . While Sony had claimed to be greatly impacted by the difficult global economic context (post-Covid), these players do not seem to be very convinced.
A complicated global economic situation
According to Sony's press release, the particularly complicated global economic context for many sectors is behind this decision. Although the PS5 shortage continues to rage around the world, Sony's priority, according to Jim Ryan, remains to be able to distribute the next-gen console to as many gamers as possible.
In any case, like any price increase, this one is not welcomed by much of the PlayStation community. A question now arises, could these strong reactions impact Sony? Only the future will tell us.
Sony announces a substantial price increase for its PlayStation 5 in many territories, including Europe. A particularly complicated economic context for the Japanese manufacturer would be the reason for this increase.