The Japanese want Final Fantasy XVI for PC after the PlayStation 5 price hike

The console there has not only become more expensive, but also has low availability.

Sony announced a few days ago that it is raising the price of the PlayStation 5 in several countries, including Japan. Disgruntled, the Japanese players took to Twitter to complain. But not only that, they also want to port Final Fantasy XVI, one of the most anticipated games out there, to PC.

As a Twitter user Aitaikimochi shows that Square Enix’s next big title has become a hot topic on Twitter in Japan.

Two factors have fueled this outrage among Japanese gamers: the rising price of the console itself and the difficulty of finding a PS5 there. It is not today, in fact for a long time, that it is impossible to find a Sony console in the homeland.

Increasing the value of the PS5 was no small feat there. The console was priced at 49,980 yen (about $366 USD) at launch, and is now 60,478 yen (about $450 USD). News from Famitsu, one of Japan’s largest gaming media outlets, Posted on Twitter There are several responses from the Japanese that they are giving up and will switch to another platform.

“Hmm, I can buy the latest Core i5-12400F + RTX 3050 PC if I pay 90,000 (yen) more,” said one Twitter user. This is just one of over 1,300 comments from disgruntled Japanese players.

PlayStation 5 price adjustments worldwide

Europe

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – €549.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 euros

Great Britain

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – £479.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99

Japan (as of September 15, 2022)

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – ¥60,478 (tax included)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥49,478 (tax included)

China

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – ¥4,299 Yuan
  • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 Yuan

Australia

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive – $799.95
  • PS5 Digital Edition – A$649.95

Mexico

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – 14,999 Mexican pesos
  • PS5 Digital Edition – 12,499 Mexican pesos

Canada

  • PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray – $649.99 Canadian
  • PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99

We are used to things being more complicated here, but Sony has assured us that it will not increase the price of the PlayStation 5 in Brazil. The console is still priced at BRL 4,499.99 for the disc player version and BRL 3,999.99 for the digital version. Despite the good news, it is impossible to celebrate because it is cheap, far from it.

The Final Fantasy XVI producer emphasizes this once again

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Turn-based battles won’t appeal to new generations

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