The price of the PlayStation 5 has increased by 50 euros in Europe, Sony announced in a press release with "immediate effect" published on Thursday.

In France and other European countries, it will now cost 549.99 euros (+10%) to buy the console with disc player, and 449.99 euros (+ 12.5%) to buy the digital edition console.

This increase actually concerns all world markets, with the exception of the United States, without explanation.

In his press release, Jim Ryan, the boss of Sony Interactive Entertainment, highlighted the inflationary context, which here has an impact on the production costs of the latest PlayStation.

“The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you around the world are no doubt experiencing.

We are seeing high levels of inflation, as well as changing exchange rates, impacting consumers and putting many industrial sectors under pressure,” assured the head of the Japanese firm.

Supply problems

In parallel with this PS5 price increase, Sony has explained that it is still working to resolve the remaining supply problems as quickly as possible.

Two years after its release, it is indeed still difficult to obtain a PlayStation 5. The shortage of electronic components that has lasted since 2020 is at the origin of this.

If this shortage was mainly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine did not help to resolve the situation.

While it should settle in the second half of 2022, the current shortage should thus continue until 2023, according to certain experts taken up by

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