While inflation has been cooling down in a lot of places, Sony has quietly raised PlayStation game prices on Steam in select regions.
ResetEra user Chairmanchuck spotted the price increases for PS4 and PS5 on SteamDB affecting several regions, including Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Japan, and South Korea. The games that have been affected by inflated prices include Sackboy, Returnal (which was ported over to PC back in February), Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, and God of War (2018).
According to PlayStation Lifestyle (who confirmed the findings), the aforementioned games experienced price jumps on Steam between April 14 and April 19. However, how much they cost now depends on the year they were released in. For example, Returnal may carry a higher price tag since it came out in 2021, while Horizon Zero Dawn may be generously cheaper given that it was released in 2017.
If you live in any of the following countries, here are the prices you will expect to see when you’re looking for your favorite PlayStation games on the Steam Store.
- Argentina: from 4199 -5999 Pesos to 8499 – 9999 Pesos
- Canada: from $59.99 – $69.99 to $64.99 – $79.99
- Chile: from 32000 – 39500 Pesos to 35000 – 42000 Pesos
- China: from 279 – 379 RMB to345 – 414 RMB
- Colombia: from 159000 – 194000 Pesos to 184000 – 219000 Pesos
- Japan: from 4900 – 5900 Yen to 6490 – 7590 Yen
- South Korea: from 45880 – 58800 Won to 52800 – 62800 Won
Sony hasn’t officially announced the price jumps for the PlayStation games on Steam. It’s unknown if the price increases on Steam will affect the prices in other digital and physical retail storefronts in their respective regions, or whether even more regions can expect to see similar price increases.