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Sony’s first PS5 sale brings steep price drops to the UK, Germany, India, and beyond

Sony’s first PS5 sale brings steep price drops to the UK, Germany, India, and beyond


The PS5 is dropping to £399 in the UK and can be found for €459 in Germany as part of a summer promotion.

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Sony is running a PS5 sale in the UK, India, Ireland, and Germany where the price of a standard console is dropping by around 16 percent. In the UK the PS5 can now be found for £399.99, below its regular £479.99 price and even far below the £449.99 price at launch, before a PS5 price hike outside the US last year.

The UK £75 off promotion is available immediately and runs until August 10th. In Germany Sony is also taking €75 off the PS5, with Amazon Germany selling a PS5 for even less at €459.99, down from the regular €549.99 pricing until August 7th. You can also find €75 off the PS5 in Ireland and Austria and ₹7,500 off in India.

The price drop promotions come just as Sony has announced it has sold 40 million PS5s since the console’s launch in 2020. PS5 shipments have increased this year, after Sony revealed it has tripled the number of consoles it shipped from January to March at 6.3 million units compared to 2 million in the same period last year.

A temporary PS5 price drop is also in place just before Sony is expected to announce a PS5 Slim model. Insider Gaming reported last year that Sony was preparing for a PS5 with a detachable disc drive for September 2023.

Microsoft referenced the rumors in the FTC v. Microsoft hearing recently, predicting that the PS5 Slim could be priced at $399.99. If such pricing is accurate the PS5 Slim would maintain the same price point as the Digital Edition of the PS5, but potentially offer consumers the choice to add a disc drive at a later date.