Brazil is notoriously affected by extremely high prices for consoles, and the PS5 isn’t an exception. Luckily, Sony has decided to help a little.
The PS5 Digital Edition has been reduced from R $ 4,499 to R $ 4,199. The version with the Blu Ray disk will cost R $ 4,699 instead of R $ 4,999.
The DualSense controller drops from R $ 499 to R $ 469 and the camera from R $ 449 to R $ 419.
Do keep in mind that this still translates into US$730 for the entry-level diskless version, so it isn’t exactly cheap regardless of the price cut.
This is due to recent tax cuts announced by the local government and also affected the price of Xbox Series X and S, which were dropped last week.
In other markets, the PS5’s standard edition will cost $499.99, €499.99, £449.99, or 49,980 yen while the Digital Edition is priced at $399.99, €399.99, £359.99, or 39,980 yen.
The first release date for the console will be on Nov. 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
Everyone else will have to wait a little more: the console will launch in Europe and in the rest of the world on Nov. 19.
Incidentally, Sony recently announced that it plans to ship more than 7.6 million units by the end of March 2021, beating the PS4’s debut shipments.