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Sony Discounts the PS5 Slim by €75 in Italy

Sony Discounts the PS5 Slim by €75 in Italy - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 February 2024 / 2,645 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has discounted the price of the PlayStation 5 Slim by €75 in Italy.

The standard PS5 Slim released in November 2023 for €549.99 and is currently available for €474.99 until February 25 at Amazon, GameStop, and other participating retailers.

PlayStation has yet to announce a discount in other countries in Europe, however, it has been discounted at some retailers in France. Amazon France has discounted the PS5 Slim to €427.49 and Cdiscount has discounted the console to €449.00.

The PlayStation 5 has sold over 50 million units as of the week ending December 9, 2023. To compare, the PlayStation 4 reached 50 million units sold in 160 weeks, while it has taken the PS5 161 weeks. 

Thanks, VideoGamesChronicle.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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only777 (on 12 February 2024)

If Sony do a global price cut this week, that will just show how brutal they can be.

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JRPGfan (on 12 February 2024)

Time for a perm. price cut?

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Radek JRPGfan (on 12 February 2024)

It really should be... the console went up in price in Europe 2 years ago, components got cheaper, Slim is cheaper to make as well but it's still 550 euro, despite fat model starting at 500 euro back in 2020.

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JRPGfan Radek (on 12 February 2024)

I really hope its a permanent thing, and its just like 50€. Keep it 499... its a fine price.

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Pemalite JRPGfan (on 12 February 2024)

It's overdue.

Samsung, AMD, Apple and nVidia have moved away from the 7nm/6nm nodes and onto 5nm/4nm/3nm... So it's now for the most part an uncontested node for leading customers.

It's also very mature with high yields these days...

So from the APU standpoint, it should be significantly cheaper today.

It's the RAM and NAND that are the outliers.

GDDR6 has been dropping in price, but NAND for the SSD's has been increasing in price at a higher rate that GDDR6 price reductions.

So that may give Sony pause for dropping prices with it's SSD requiring additional chips for bandwidth.

Semiconductor market is an interesting place currently, there needs to be more capacity.

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Mat5 JRPGfan (on 12 February 2024)

Non je suis de France c est 75€ pendant 15 jour

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Random_Matt JRPGfan (on 12 February 2024)

TSMC raised prices substantially.

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Radek Random_Matt (on 13 February 2024)

But 6nm chip should still not cost more than 7nm did in 2020, right? No more shortages, no more pandemic. New price is very unfair to customers in Europe compared to USA. They started at 500€ and $500 in 2020 but now we pay 550€ in Europe (even more around 600€ in my country Poland) and Americans still only pay $500.

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mjk45 Radek (on 13 February 2024)

Does the Euro price include sales tax , I'm pretty sure that the US price doesn't since sales tax is done on a state by state basis

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Radek mjk45 (on 13 February 2024)

Yes but my point is consoles were always 500 euro and 500 dollar and now it's 500 vs 550.

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Pemalite Radek (on 13 February 2024)

TSMC has been raising prices across the board across all it's fabs.
Not enough competition in the semiconductor business... That and they are building revenue for new fab builds.

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halil23 (6 days ago)

Meanwhile us Aussies still waiting....

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siebensus4 (on 13 February 2024)

In Switzerland it's also discounted to CHF 475. Looks like it's discounted in all western European countries.

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Radek siebensus4 (on 13 February 2024)

That's very cheap. Around 100 euro cheaper than in Poland right now...

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Random_Matt siebensus4 (on 13 February 2024)

Nope (UK).

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hellobion2 (on 12 February 2024)

hmm mabey make it perm

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V-r0cK (on 12 February 2024)

It begins...

Sony will price drop the current PS5 now and then so that the Pro will be the price of the current PS5, and the current PS5 will be significantly cheaper. In time for the next holiday season.

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