Wednesday, January 27

Playstation 5: SA Pricing, Release Date, & What You Need to Know


Playstation South Africa has confirmed the price of the standard PS5 and digital-only PS5 model will be R11,999 and R9,999 respectively when they launch in SA on 19 November 2020.

  • Playstation 5 standard edition – R11,999
  • Playstation 5 Digital-Only Discless model – R9,999

The ‘higher’ price as compared to the straight conversion from the US dollar prices ($499 and $399 respectively) is due to taxes, shipping, distributor mark-ups, and other costs associated with bringing the consoles into South Africa.

Also read: 5 Big PS5 Games Coming Your Way

In terms of specs, here’s what you can expect with the PS5:


  • x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
  • 8 Cores / 16 Threads
  • Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz


  • AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
  • Ray Tracing Acceleration
  • Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)

System Memory

  • GDDR6 16GB
  • 448GB/s Bandwidth


  • 825GB
  • 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)

Optical Drive

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
  • BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
  • BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
  • DVD ~3.2xCLV

Video Out

  • HDMI OUT port
  • Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)


  • “Tempest” 3D AudioTech


  • USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
  • USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
  • USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)


  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1

On the other side of the console battle is Microsoft, who announced their next-gen Xbox Series X will be priced at R11,999, while the smaller and digital-only Xbox Series S will be priced at R6,999.

Find and compare the best prices on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch games on PriceCheck!

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