PS5 Price Increase

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Roperious
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PS5 Price Increase

Postby Roperious » August 25th, 2022, 8:43 am

https://www.ign.com/articles/playstatio ... -australia

It looks like the PS5 is getting a price increase, at least in some markets. Does anyone recall a similar situation with any other major console?

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ActRaiser
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Re: PS5 Price Increase

Postby ActRaiser » August 25th, 2022, 12:58 pm

Not really. Usually consoles drop in price over time due to better designs and cost reduction efficiencies. Considering the scalping market has pegged the price higher it's not too much of a surprise. Until they can meet demand they might as well bump up the price to whatever the market will take and then drop it accordingly as time goes on.

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Re: PS5 Price Increase

Postby Shapur » August 25th, 2022, 6:56 pm

1. No. Virtually never is the price of a console raised outright. Maybe the Neo Geo? I think it was launched at 599 and raised to 649 but they included more in the bundle.

2. Price increase probably doesn’t have much to do with demand but the slide in all of those currencies vs the dollar( or commodities in general). US price is so far unchanged despite near complete unavailability. Euros and Yen aren’t looking to be too desirable at the moment.


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