Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that they will PlayStation 5 price increase panel in many non-US territories due to global economic conditions such as inflation. Then Microsoft announced later that day that it wouldn’t do the same with the Xbox Series X/S. Now, Nintendo has addressed the issue.
In a statement to EurogamerNintendo reiterated a quote from president Shuntaro Furukawa, issued in June, in which he said the company “has no plans to raise commercial prices for its hardware.” Furukawa made this statement during the 82nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders that month, in which he also said:
“While we can’t comment on pricing strategy, we don’t currently have any plans to change our hardware prices due to inflation or rising procurement costs in each country.
While the price of the PlayStation 5 won’t change in the US (for now), both versions of the console have become more expensive in Canada, Europe, the UK, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. The price increase went into effect in those regions excluding Japan, which took place on September 15.
The only time Nintendo significantly adjusted the prices of its current consoles was last fall, when Permanently reduce the cost of the standard Switch model in the UK and Europe. Nintendo hasn’t done the same in the US yet