A PS5 price increase is effective immediately in Australia and other markets around the world due to the “global economic environment” PlayStation has confirmed in an official blog post.
Prices are bumping up about $50 for both the disc drive and digital versions of the PlayStation 5.
THE NEW PS5 PRICE IN AUSTRALIA
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – Now $799.95 AUD
PS5 Digital Edition – Now $649.95 AUD
PlayStation has put the price increase down to “high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure on many industries” admitting it was a “difficult decision” to make.
The price increase is effective immediately, meaning it is already too late to get one at the cheaper price unless you already have one on order. Obviously, this is not the news to hear if you’ve been unable to get one already, or have been saving and are already impacted by the increasing cost of living.
The only real positive to come out of this is that they’ve reaffirmed their commitment to increasing the supply of PlayStation 5s. The blog post continues by saying, “our top priority continues to be improving the PS5 supply situation so that as many players as possible can experience everything that PS5 offers and what’s still to come.”
It doesn’t look like we’ll see any PS5 deals after this price increase, but keep an eye out for our bargain guides to help you save where you can.
We’re sadly not the only market to be receiving the price increase either. Europe, the UK, Japan, China, Mexico and Canada are all getting a PS5 price increase. The full list of impacted markets are below:
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
Japan (effective Sept. 15, 2022)
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥60,478 yen (including tax)
PS5 Digital Edition – ¥49,478 yen (including tax)
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥4,299 yuan
PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 yuan
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – AUD $799.95
PS5 Digital Edition – AUD $649.95
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99