New Sony PlayStation 5 South African Availability & Pricing Announced

17. 09. 20
posted by: Faizel Patel

 

 

Sony has announced the launch date and price details for anticipated next-generation gaming console the PlayStation 5.

The PS5 will be available in two models, a regular PlayStation gaming console and a disc-less Digital Edition.

Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O.

The gaming consoles also offers what Sony says is  a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.

Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment says since the company’s generation console last year, they have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world.

“Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play.”

Sony also revealed new updates to the PS5 game portfolio, including Final Fantasy XVI, Fortnite, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title.

PS5 will launch in seven key markets on 12 November while the global rollout will continue on 19 November with launches throughout the rest of the world  including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.

The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price of R9,999.99 and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for  R11,999.99.

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

Also at the launch Sony showcased Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls.

To support the PlayStation 4 community as they transition to the next generation, Sony will launch PS4 versions of a few exclusive titles including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden

Sony also announced the prices for accessories that will launch alongside the PS5 console:

  • DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – R1,499.99
  • PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones R2,199.99
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments R1,299.99
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease R699.99
  • DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers R699.99