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Sony increased PS5 price (Live now)

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Will it hurt sales? Remains to be seen, but I noticed that the US was not one of the ones who got hit by it.

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Wow, this is nuts. Now if you can even manage to find a console you'll have to pay nearly as much as a new game on top of the original price. It almost feels like they're rewarding the early birds and scalpers with this decision. I hope this actually helps their supply problem like they claim it will.

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Was to be expected.

Console sales have mostly been a loss for the vendors and the cost of manufacture now seems very high. A 10% surcharge is acceptable.

Microsoft won't do anything like that because they have always subsidized consoles, games, developer studios and the Game Pass with their infinite cash reserves.

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Still not bothered about getting a PS5 for myself anytime soon but was planning to buy one as a present for someone in the next month so this is annoying, saw the rumour a couple weeks ago about the price increase but wasn't sure they'd actually do it

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Went to two retailers in Sweden today, and they haven't updated their in-store prices yet. Better hurry to buy another.

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If Sony was worried about Microsoft taking market share before then they're going to be really worried pretty soon when this gift basically falls into their lap.

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I've never been less interested in a console, even more so now. As of now it has 0 games i wanna play that aren't on PS4. 

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36 minutes ago, JediKnight_327 said:

I never buy the first model of a console, especially at RRP but I bought the PS5 at retail for £450, and I cant say its been worth it. I've only played 2 games which I couldnt have played on the PS4 and those are ratchet and clank and Astros play room. Fun and cute games, but not worth upgrading for so you can play them immediately.

I think its worth it alone to just play ps4 games on. Playing sleeping dogs on my ps4 at minute and the console as not aged well. My ps3 runs better

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It won't hurt sales because nobody can find one to buy 😉😉

 

 

I'll let myself out..

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I live in the UK and got mine a few months ago, thank goodness. But this is odd considering tech usually depreciates like cars do, even with inflation and not the other way around. That's an odd move by Sony, but oh well. Because of how difficult it is to buy and how desperate people are for it and would probably pay anything for it, Sony saw this an a profit making opportunity and increased the prices. 

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Lol, $799. Sorry to be a negative nelly but I see this gen as a fail. I also believe many people have built a PC in the chip shortage drama. For some it's wonderful, for others it's lacking controller diversity. I have one single friend who managed to buy one, they sold it a week ago and bought a cat with the money. They also hooked their ps4 (Not a Pro) back up and are happy with that. I'm also happy with that as we are back playing competitive games online. 

 

This console has felt locked and limited, it's been 2 and a half f'n years

 

 

 

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