PlayStation 5 South African pricing revealed

PlayStation 5 South African pricing revealed

PlayStation South Africa has revealed the South African pricing for its upcoming PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles.

The consoles were announced in a live event on 16 September, alongside a number of new and exclusive games.

PlayStation 5 South Africa said the local recommended retail pricing for the two consoles is as follows:

  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – R9,999
  • PlayStation 5 – R11,999

Both consoles will be available in South Africa from 19 November 2020, the company said.

Pre-orders will be available starting today at select retailers.

PlayStation South Africa also announced the local prices of the PlayStation 5’s accessories:

  • DualSense Wireless Controller – R1,499
  • Pulse 3D wireless headset – R2,199
  • HD Camera – R1,299
  • Media Remote – R699
  • DualSense Charging Station – R699

At its media event on Wednesday, Sony revealed a number of major titles which will launch for the PlayStation 5.

These included Hogwarts Legacy, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and more.

Treyarch, the developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, also announced during the event that PlayStation 4 gamers would have access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer alpha from 18 – 20 September 2020.

PlayStation South Africa confirmed that the following games would be available at launch:

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – Pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – R1,399
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – R1,399
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – R1,299
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – R1,399
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – R1,299

PS5 local pricing

Hardware

The PlayStation 5 will provide 10.28 teraflops of graphics processing power and features an AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz.

The CPU is a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 unit that has been clocked at 3.5GHz and will run at variable frequencies.

The console will also offer 16GB of GDDR6 RAM along with an 825GB SSD which will be able to deliver bandwidth of 5.5GB/s.

Additionally, Sony will allow users to expand their storage with an NVMe SSD expansion slot or by using an external HDD through USB.

The specifications of the PlayStation 5 are shown below.

PlayStation 5
CPU AMD Zen 2 (8-Core 3.5GHz)
GPU AMD RDNA 2 (10.28 TFLOPS)
RAM 16GB GDDR6
Internal storage 825GB SSD
Expandable storage NVMe SSD
External Storage USB External HDD Support
I/O Throughput 5.5GB/s
Optical Drive 4K Blu-Ray