PlayStation reveals PS5 price in South Africa: Details

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The anticipation is finally over – PlayStation South Africa has revealed the local recommended retail prices for the soon-to-be-launched PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles.

PlayStation announced the two consoles during its PS5 Showcase held on Wednesday (17 September).

PS5 price in South Africa in rands

PlayStation South Africa tweeted early on Thursday that the PS5 price in South Africa in rands will be as follows:

  • PS5: R11,999.99 (recommended retail price).
  • PS5 Digital Edition: R9,999.99 (recommended retail price).

PS5 South Africa release date

Fans eager to lay their hands on the consoles will have to wait a bit longer because the PS5 South Africa release date will be 19 November, 2020.

The release date for the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea will be 12 November, 2020.

PS5 South Africa pre-order date

With regard to PS5 South Africa pre-order date, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said on Wednesday that fans can make pre-orders “as early as tomorrow” (Thursday, 17 September).

“Pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers, so please check with your local retailer,” he wrote in a blog post published soon after the PS5 Showcase.

PS5 new games

PlayStation also announced a host of new games fans can look forward to on PS5. They include Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom), Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) and Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames).

Others are Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games) and New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio).

PS5 specifications

According to Ryan, both the digital-only and disc-based options offer the same experience. They use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU as well as 4K graphics and ray-tracing support.

Both have the same super-fast SSD with integrated I/O for really fast loading. Below is a summary of the specs:

CPUAMD Zen 2 (8-Core 3.5GHz)
GPUAMD RDNA 2 (10.28 TFLOPS)
RAM16GB GDDR6
Internal storage825GB SSD
Expandable storageNVMe SSD
External storageUSB External HDD Support
I/O throughput5.5GB/s
Optical drive4K Blu-Ray

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