As if owning a next-gen home gaming console is not expensive enough, Sony has announced an increase in the recommended retail price (RRP) of the PlayStation 5 (PS5), in the Philippines as well as elsewhere.
Per the announcement via the PlayStation Blog, Sony proclaims the shift in pricing to affect “select regions,” particularly the Philippines, citing the global economic market as well as the high inflation rate as the causes.
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The console in question specifically applies to the Blu-ray disc version of the mostly white and black next-gen PlayStation console, which sees the PS5’s pricing increasing to Php30,790 from the original price of Php27,990 in 2020. An almost Php3,000 worth of increase, adding to the woes of fans who previously had concerns about getting their hands on the platform due to supply shortage.
An issue that is also felt in other regions across the globe, the price hike also affects the Middle East, the rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC), Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM), and Canada. The United States market, meanwhile, will be unaffected by the price changes.