The price of new gaming consoles is always a tough one. You can’t get anything for free, but you can’t afford to miss out either. So where can you land in the middle? That’s the question we’ll be answering today.
We’ve broken down the prices for the three consoles you’re most likely to see at your local retailer: the PlayStation 5, Xbox 2, and Nintendo NX2. The NX2 seems to be the cheapest, due to it being the newest of the three.
What is the PS5 price for South Africa? The cost of the Ps5 in South Africa is about R11 999.99. The recommended price for the PlayStation 5 in South Africa is R11 999.99, while the PS5 Digital Edition is priced at R9 999.99. This is a bit high, but the Ps5 has a 4K resolution display, which makes it ideal for watching high-definition movies.
Though the main difference between the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition is that the digital edition does not come with a physical drive. So this means that it will not support physical games, your game will have to be downloaded from the ps5 play store. This also makes the Digital Edition smaller and lighter than the standard version.
Sony is aiming the PlayStation 5 to be the best gaming console ever made. Development kits are already being sold to developers and it’s clear from the specs that Sony aims to create the most powerful console possible.
And though the ps5 is not available yet, you can actually get it on preorder. The Playstation 5 has a lot of new features that will allow gamers to take their gaming experience to the next level.
What is the cost of PS5 in South Africa?
Sony Corporation, the company that produces the Ps5 is a Japanese multinational company with its headquarters in Tokyo. Ps5, being an imported product into South Africa then shares the characteristics of other imported goods and technologies; they are higher in prices than locally made products. The product Ps5 was launched in South Africa in November 2020. Prices of the PS5 are solely determined by other factors such as:
1. Market forces
Comparing the availability of the console for users and lovers now, the average cost is between R10,029.08 to 12,042.82 depending on the edition.
Why is it so expensive in South Africa?
The high cost of Ps5 is not peculiar only to South Africa alone, though South Africa may have a culture of imposing more tariffs and taxes on goods in the category of electronics like the Ps5. When you consider how much you will get a Ps5 in the UK or the USA, then you would know that the price in South Africa is higher even after conversion rates. The awareness of the PS5 came a long time before the official launch in South Africa.
There are arguably more lovers of console games in South Africa than any of their neighboring countries, hence, when the PS5 was launched, the demand rose.
When you consider the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the economy of many nations, it is safe to say that also affected the high cost of the product in South Africa.
Is the PS5 worth it?
Well, I would say generally, in economic terms, the worth of a product is determined by the end consumers. There are few things to note in the new design of the PlayStation 5.
- The New PlayStation 5 is more powerful
- Its internal NVMe SSD helps in loading games faster than ever.
- Also, the new DualSense control is top notch making it
If you are looking for a console with a streamlined user interface, then you have your choice
When it comes to great improvement in graphic development in your gaming life, then Ps5 is your best plug.
What is a gaming system without good graphics anyways?
Do you know the frustrations that come with smartphones hanging when multiple applications are running at the same time? Many console games have worse hanging moments, but with PS5, you have a console loading your games as you press a button; in a nutshell, it loads games faster.
The consoles use variable frequencies on both the CPU and the GPU which pushes the games to run slightly faster even when the CPU isn’t running at peak.
The Dual Sense control of this new edition of PlayStation isn’t any type we’ve seen. It is totally different from the traditional experience of the controller we know. It has adaptive triggers.
When you consider the above and you are a lover of consoles and 3-D games, then you’ll know if the PS5 is worth it or not. I leave you to decide.
When is it going to be available?
PS5 was launched in South Africa in November 2020. Its supply though is in short decline as soon as the launch partly due to the spike in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to its official launch, pre-orders were made and delivered. Many dealers also had their stores stocked with products. PS5 is available in South Africa right now. It may not be abundant in stores anymore because of the difficulty dealers have in bringing the products down to South Africa, yet, they could still be purchased in few places albeit at higher prices than estimated.
Where can I buy one?
South Africa is a country with many cities of importance. There are many online companies selling products of the same functions. With the launch in November 2020, PS5 can be purchased in South Africa through a quick search on the websites of local e-commerce companies and the products will be sold. You must note that it will take a while to get the products if the local company has to order from abroad because of the limited ones available. You can also make a pre-order and wait for the delivery timelines.