Cleared of the lowest taxation (16% germany) a game of 79,99€ costs 81,60$ (not including US tax).Which is not Sony's fault but their own government's fault. So no need to blame Sony for the outrageous taxing.
They support it because it helps their fanboy narrative.Some seem very desperate to pay more "to help the industry"
We'll have to see in the console world how great digital deals continue as retailer disc copies weed thinner and thinner.Relying only on digital deals isn't such a great idea, because not all of the games get significant price drops in the PS Store in their first months. TLoU 2 can be a good example here. The digital price is hanging in there while the game can be bought much cheaper in retail.