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PlayStation 5 is priced at R11,999, Digital Edition at R9,999 in South Africa

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You already know how much a PlayStation 5 console will cost you if you live in the United States of Anarchy, the Disunited Kingdom or I’m not going to say bad things about the European Union because they’re mostly swell fellas, but do you know how much a PlayStation 5 will cost you locally? You will in the next sentence!

Online retailer Raru has listed prices for the console, and while I’m still checking to see if these are placeholder figures, the good news is that the next generation of Sony consoles won’t break your budget too much when it arrives on November 19. Here’s the bullet-list:

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

And if you’re looking to purchase some accessories, here’s how much the extras will cost you:

  • DualSense Charging Station – R699
  • DualSense Wireless Controller – R1499
  • PlayStation 5 HD Camera – R1299
  • PlayStation 5 Media Remote – R699
  • Pulse 3D Wireless Headset – R2199

Not too shabby! That puts the core PS5 on par with the Xbox Series X, while its discless version is the more pricier yet better-specced offering when compared to the Xbox Series S. Pretty much everything that you’d want from the PS5, minus a disc tray to feed games into it.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020

51 Comments

  1. Man, is my dollar rand calculator is off? I price it at least R3000 less than what they are asking, excluding import chargers. I reckon I can buy the standard edition from an online store overseas and still come in cheaper than what they are asking for in SA on the digital edition!

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  2. For the Emperor!

    September 17, 2020 at 08:41

    “You will in the next sentence!” – but the title already gave it away!

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    • The D

      September 17, 2020 at 09:22

      Holy shit, people actually read past the headline and subject themselves to my word waffle? I AM SHOOK

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      • For the Emperor!

        September 17, 2020 at 10:02

        I need my daily dose of The D! Gots to get it even if it means reading!

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  3. Seeker

    September 17, 2020 at 08:49

    I still like my top favourite games on disc so the DE is not for me but I see it being the most successful version of the 2.

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  4. CrAiGiSh

    September 17, 2020 at 09:10

    First the RTX Cards, now the PS5 … sad 🙁

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  5. justlikemo

    September 17, 2020 at 09:13

    Man, is my dollar rand calculator is off? I price it at least R3000 less than what they are asking, excluding import chargers. I reckon I can buy the standard edition from an online store overseas and still come in cheaper than what they are asking for in SA on the digital edition!

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    • justlikemo

      September 17, 2020 at 09:22

      I mean seriously R3.5K for import, come on even if it is lock down, wait a few weeks and import it, definitely will get it cheaper than the SA asking price! Even if you take a flight overseas and pick 1 up, airport customs won’t be as high!

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      • WickedMONK3Y

        September 17, 2020 at 09:22

        People tend to forget the extra charges that come with importation of products via Air and Sea that go into the costs of products. Air freight is about 4x more expensive than before global lockdowns happened and its how the airlines are recovering lost revenue (I mean some airline are posting crazy profits if you look at their financial statements). That coupled with increased document, debarking, fuel surcharge, insurance, bailey policy fees, in-transit security fees for high value items etc. etc. has led to overall customs, freight and transit charges contributing far more to the landed cost of a product than it used to. As an importer I have had to look twice at a few customs and shipping documents recently because the increases are crazy.

        Not saying it justifies the pricing at all, because there is some liberty taken BUT its not as cut and dried as everybody thinks it is. There is a LOT more to it than just “Hey lets take the dollar price and convert it to Rand and add a little for shipping”. Apply that to a single item and sure, it mostly works. Apply it to container shipments and multi-pallet air shipments and it does not work. Single item and even 4 or 5 item shipments do not induce anywhere near the same costs as proper shipments ever would.

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        • justlikemo

          September 17, 2020 at 10:02

          how much does all of that equate to, I imported my ps4, still came in cheaper than any asking price in SA

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          • Kenn Gibson

            September 17, 2020 at 11:57

            quite a bit depending on what it is up to 40% of the cost, I used to be in the import game, also the importer and the store need to make their own cut. They are offering you the convenience of going to the mall to pick one up or offering store credit for you to buy it, instead of dealing with customs etc.

            The only big risk with electronics especially when they just release, is if you import your PS5 yourself and it bricks the next day you’re screwed, with a local importer you can still go the warranty path.

          • Dawid

            September 18, 2020 at 12:02

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81c1850c9a0cf6785c482ae850f9f0ba1d5a668dbbc409646e2b10ab954aaadd.jpg Someone at TAL tweeted a picture where they show their markup. Retailers don’t make money on consoles

          • Dawid

            September 18, 2020 at 12:02

          • Dawood Adamjee

            September 17, 2020 at 13:33

            Supply and demand at the moment hence the markup. Same goes for the new gpu prices.

      • OddSockZA

        September 18, 2020 at 12:10

        Not sure about that. while amazon et used to not charge the Ad Valorem tax, they do now. Looking at picking up a $399 PS4 (cost of the PS5 dgitial edition) from Amazon, with taxes and import it works out to around R10500; more than the local price of the PS5 digital edition. Don;t think consoles will ever really be much cheaper self imported anymore.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      September 17, 2020 at 09:22

      Importing is always an option, just beware(not sure what Sony warranty policies are), but I learn the hard/expensive way that Xbox warranty does not cover out of region imported models! 🙁

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      • justlikemo

        September 17, 2020 at 10:02

        that’s the risk you take vs price, always pros and cons… my ps4 was imported, no issues to date.

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      • Kenn Gibson

        September 18, 2020 at 13:19

        if you import outside of official channels you don’t get warranty. part of what you’re paying when buying local is your warranty, and that’s true in each territory. That importer has to keep spares, and pay and train technicians locally to fix errors

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    • Narsil

      September 17, 2020 at 10:39

      $499 excludes any sales tax. But yeah, the import tax is rough

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  6. ShopWellness

    September 17, 2020 at 09:53

    Or just wait for about 2 more weeks for Black-Friday and you’d probably get it for around R8999 with accessories/games thrown in.

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    • jimz0r

      September 17, 2020 at 10:09

      Maybe next year.

      This year, these things are going to be in high demand.

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    • Kenn Gibson

      September 17, 2020 at 11:54

      yeah not in 2020, in the month of the console launch.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 17, 2020 at 13:22

      That would be true next year, but highly unlikely during the launch year.

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  7. Morne Nell

    September 17, 2020 at 14:23

    Beggars can’t be choosers. My order is in, hype is real. No way I will be playing any November game on anything other than the next gen consoles.

    I think the price point show how competitive it actually is

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  8. Grid10ck

    September 17, 2020 at 10:09

    I see no one is mentioning the price of the tv you need to fully appreciate the visuals this thing can output again. 4k 120Hz doesn’t come cheap.

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    • Iskape

      September 17, 2020 at 12:06

      I just paid 21 grand for the Samsung Q70T 55 inch, and that only has one HDMI 2.1 port, which is the standard you need to run visuals at 4K/120Hz. The cheapest one from LG was somewhere around that price as well. I realised while doing research though, that for the best visuals, the TV needs to be VRR compatible and should have an extremely low response time. The Q70T was the cheapest TV I could find to have all this and HDR. The rest for hit 30 grand plus! Most of the cheaper TVs are 4K/60Hz, and even then, depending on the panel, they may not have a very high response time!

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    • Iskape

      September 29, 2020 at 19:01

      I just paid 21 grand for the Samsung Q70T 55 inch, and that only has one HDMI 2.1 port, which is the standard you need to run visuals at 4K/120Hz. The cheapest one from LG was somewhere around that price as well. I realised while doing research though, that for the best visuals, the TV needs to be VRR compatible and should have an extremely low response time. The Q70T was the cheapest TV I could find to have all this and HDR. The rest for hit 30 grand plus! Most of the cheaper TVs are 4K/60Hz, and even then, depending on the panel, they may not have a very high response time!

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  9. Yondaime

    September 17, 2020 at 11:12

    Well these are not absolutely fucking terrible prices right? Maybe next year 🙂

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 17, 2020 at 13:22

      I’d still like to see both being R2k cheaper though, but hey…

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  10. Iskape

    September 17, 2020 at 11:42

    People are going to be walking around with a lot fewer organs. Koodoo is sold out, BT Games is sold out, and I don’t know where else is sold out. Makro doesn’t even seem to be stocking it! I really hope the same doesn’t happen with the XSX! Maybe I should stay up until 00h01 on the 22/09/2020 to make the purchase immediately!

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    • For the Emperor!

      September 17, 2020 at 11:54

      Raru sold out as well!

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 17, 2020 at 13:21

      It sold out very quickly. I saw the news, thought about it for a while, and then when I tried to preorder an hour later…. poof sold out.

      Either the thirst is real, or the allocation was very small. Probably a combination of both if you ask me.

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      • Iskape

        September 17, 2020 at 13:33

        I understand that Sony cut their production by 4 million units, so I’m sure we did get far less than what would be normal. I am just hoping the XSX doesn’t fall into the same issue. I am seriously considering staying up until after 00h00 on the 22/09/2020 to immediately pre-order the XSX.

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        • Son of Banana Jim

          September 17, 2020 at 13:45

          Now that the euphoria has passed, my favourite online store informing me they no longer have stock, I can just sit back and allow myself to gather my thoughts…. it’s probably not a bad idea to wait a bit.

          Remember, the first generation of new consoles always come with design issues. We’ve seen it with the PS3, the PS4 (remember the weird controller issue), DEFINITELY the Xbox 360 (RROD for two or three generations), less so with the Xbox One, the strange charging issue with the first batch of Switches etc. etc.

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  11. Mark Treloar

    September 17, 2020 at 12:21

  12. Son of Banana Jim

    September 17, 2020 at 13:21

    Then what’s the point of the weaker Xbox Series S now? If the digital version of the PS5 is basically just a drive less PS5, then why isn’t the Series S on par with the Series X….? Once again, I think Microsoft has kneecapped themselves. There’s no point in getting the Series S, if you can get the digital version of the PS5. Unless, people are really that enamoured by the xbox subscription service? Which I really don’t think they are. It’s all smoke and mirrors with Game Pass.

    Now, it’s really weighing up do I get the digital edition or do I just pay 2k more for the lovely Japanese lady with the bluray drive?

    Muy Caliente!!!

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/1e42QlY434yCQ/giphy.gif

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  13. gam3jaxx

    September 17, 2020 at 14:22

    I was lucky slipped one through at 11999 and got free delivery

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 17, 2020 at 14:22

      I hope you post an unboxing video for the rest of us. I’ll be watching as green as a cucumber… 😛

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      • gam3jaxx

        September 17, 2020 at 15:32

        Sure bud, want some psick picks?

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  14. gam3jaxx

    September 17, 2020 at 15:32

    Makro had technical issues, but for the console and delivery they wanted to charge R13000

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    • Pofadder

      September 17, 2020 at 18:47

      I just ordered on Makro. Delivery is R90.

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      • gam3jaxx

        September 17, 2020 at 19:22

        Great stuff, also got mine today. They were on for 12999 then 150 for delivery.

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        • Pofadder

          September 17, 2020 at 19:44

          I’m glad they fixed it. R11999 now. I can’t believe how quickly these things are selling. I thought I would have more time. When I saw USA sold out I knew I had to jump.

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          • gam3jaxx

            September 17, 2020 at 20:05

            I think it is a brilliant sale’s tactic, get people to crazy them release the “second wave”

      • gam3jaxx

        September 18, 2020 at 15:18

        Hehee but it is still worth it!! Only saw now just 3 months to wait damnit

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  15. cloudzn

    September 17, 2020 at 17:43

    My kidneys have been harvested and ready to be sold lol

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  16. Gravytrain

    September 18, 2020 at 07:46

    Dude thats ALOT of money for a console. Not saying I won’t still buy one… but after the conversion rate it sits at around 8 Gs. So thats an extra 3 or 4 Gs for import tax…. bro thats ridiculous!!! I’m in no rush for the console still got my trusty ps4. Probably keep that for the remaining of the year and get a ps5 next year when prices come down.

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  17. Luke Oehley

    September 18, 2020 at 11:08

    The markup SA puts on is retarded honestly.

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    • OddSockZA

      September 18, 2020 at 12:23

      Retailers are making 5% on markup. It’s the taxes, duties and logistics that increase the prices of everything.

      Reply

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