PS4: Facing PS5 shortage, Sony is launching a new high-priced bundle

Since its launch in November 2020, the PS5 has remained a hard-to-find product. Specifically, it’s the fault with the world’s semiconductor shortage that is preventing Sony from producing enough consoles to meet the enormous demand.

As a result, the manufacturer decided to delay the PS4’s retirement, although it deserved it. In January 2022, several reports confirmed that Sony has resumed production of its old flagship console. The idea was to offer an alternative to gamers looking for machines… And go even further. PS4’s sales are already staggering.

The year is 2023 and although Sony says PS5 stocks will be much higher this year, the next-gen console is still rare in stores in some countries, including Spain. Rightly so if French, Dutch, Belgian, British or American users can get it more easily A PS5 via Playstation Direct (Sony’s official shopping platform), This is not the case with our Spanish neighbors.

Sony launches expensive new PS4 bundle in Spain

Actually, this is not surprising to learn. Sony will launch a new PS4 bundle in the Iberian market on February 17. In any case, that’s what famous insider Roland Quandt revealed on Twitter. This package includes a “classic” PS4 Slim with a 500GB hard drive.

Additionally, it comes with three games:

  • Gran Turismo Sports
  • Lost Explorer Tad
  • Rachet and Clank

When friction is the price of this package: 359€! Suffice it to say that the bill is salty, especially when you look at the games included with this package. Gran Turismo Sport and Rachet & Clank were released on PS4 in 2017 and 2016, respectively, and both games are getting their tag today. Playstation Hitsiconic console titles Sold new for less than 20 €. As for Tad The Lost Explorer, it is a platform game aimed at a young audience, released in November 2022 (€29.99 in France).

We can understand the particularly high price if this bundle still includes the latest hits like Horizon Forbidden West or God of War Ragnarok… We suspect Sony has set this price based on inflation in Spain, In December 2022, it reached 5.8% in one year.

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