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Sony’s PlayStation 5 game console is getting more expensive in India

Sony has increased the price of PlayStation 5 in India in response to international currency movements and inflation. The price increase applies to the disc and digital versions of the current-generation console. The price increase is effective immediately and means that the standard version of the console will now cost Rs 54,990. The digital edition, without disc drive, is available for: €44,990.

It raised the price of its PS5 Disc edition and PS5 Digital edition by Rs 5000 each, according to checks at Sony’s online store in India. Similar price increases have recently taken place in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico and China. However, the price of the PlayStation 5 remains the same in the US, despite high inflation.

Trade insiders and experts said part of the reason the PlayStation 5 price has risen may be due to the rising cost of components and the appreciation of the US dollar against other currencies in markets such as India, where Sony has lowered prices. has increased.

Since Sony debuted the PlayStation 5, the next-generation game console has been extremely hard to find two years after its initial launch and usually sells out within minutes. The PS5 is still sold out at leading retail chains in India, although the stock is now more frequent.

When the PS5 launched in India, the disc edition cost Rs 49,990. The digital edition cost Rs 39,990. The consoles are identical except for one big difference: the standard PS5 can play physical games and 4K Blu-rays, while the Digital Edition is limited to digital games and streaming media only.

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Sony is following in the footsteps of Apple and Nothing by raising prices amid rising production costs, exacerbated by a weakening local currency. Apple recently raised the prices of iPhones and iPads in India.


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