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PS5: Players angry and disgusted by the rise in the price of Sony's console!

PS5: Players angry and disgusted by the rise in the price of Sony's console!

A few days ago, Sony announced a €50 price increase for its next-gen console, the PS5. A sudden increase that did not please some players, who strongly expressed their dissatisfaction on the networks!

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.

"While the price increase is necessary given the current global economic situation and its impact on SIE's business. Our top priority is to continue to improve the distribution of PlayStation 5s to as many gamers as possible so they can experience what the PS5 has to offer and what's yet to come."
Jim Ryan Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO

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.

PS5: The price of the console increased by Sony in several countries

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.

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