Sony recently announced their latest console, the PlayStation 5. The PS5 has been confirmed for launch in 2020 and many are wondering how much will it cost.
We’ve spent some time looking at past console launches to see if it’s possible to predict the price of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in Nigeria by 2022.
PlayStation 5 (PS5) Price in Nigeria (2022)
The PlayStation 5 price in Nigeria is as follows:
1st gen PS4 – N93,000
2nd gen PS4 – N130,000
1st gen PS4 Pro – N170,000
2nd gen PS4 Pro – N240,000
1TB PS4 – N400,000
2TB PS4 – N550,000
The cost of the PS5 is $749.99 in Australia, $499.99 in the USA, and £449.99 in the UK. The PS5 Digital Edition costs $399.99 in the USA, £359.99 in the UK, and $599.99 in Australia if you can live without a disc drive and are content to only have access to digital games.
Both are undoubtedly expensive, but until Sony finally confirmed them, we were undoubtedly expecting significantly higher pricing. Though we wouldn’t anticipate any price decrease for the foreseeable future given the extreme demand and scarcity.
Whatever way you look at it, that is pretty close to the cost of the Xbox Series X. And even if the price of the PS5 Digital Edition is still somewhat higher than that of the Xbox Series S, it’s still not a bad deal given that this PS5 machine lacks a disc drive.
Why is PS5 price in Nigeria expensive?
PS5 price in Nigeria is expensive because the government has imposed a high import duty on the console. The government has also put a limit on the number of consoles that can be imported at any given time.
Nigeria is one of the few countries in Africa that has not yet adopted the PS4 or Xbox One platforms. This is likely due to the high cost of games and consoles in Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has imposed a high import duty on PS5 consoles, which has made them expensive compared to other console brands. Additionally, the government has put a limit on the number of consoles that can be imported at any given time, which has made them even more expensive.
If you are looking to buy a PS5 console in Nigeria, be sure to do your research first. There are many different retailers selling PS5 consoles at different prices, so it is important to find one that offers you the best deal.
Where to buy PS5 in Nigeria?
PS5 is now officially available in Nigeria. Here are the places where you can buy PS5 in Nigeria.
4. Pick n Pay
5. Amazons Prime Now
Playstation 5 controller price
PlayStation 5 controller prices in Nigeria vary depending on the retailer. However, the cheapest PS5 controllers can be found at some of the smaller retailers.
The most expensive PS5 controllers can be found at larger retailers. The best price for a PlayStation 5 controller can usually be found at GAME stores.
If you are looking to purchase a PlayStation 5 controller, it is important to do your research and find the best price possible.
Playstation 5 other accessories price
Playstation 5 is finally available in Nigeria and we have gathered some of the best PS5 prices in Nigeria. Here are the top 5 Playstation 5 prices in Nigeria as of the time of this writing:
1. Sony PlayStation 5 (Nigerian Price) – N90,000
2. Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB (Nigerian Price) – N130,000
3. Nintendo Switch – Joy-Con (Gray) – N52,000
4. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB (Nigerian Price) – N190,000
5. Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue/Red – N48,000
Price of the PS5 compared to the PS4
When the PS4 launched in 2013, Sony waited to reveal the price until the Xbox One had gone live first. Sony only needed to remove the PlayStation Camera from their PS4 bundles in order to compete with the Xbox One for $100 less after the Xbox One’s price was set at $499 / £429 with a Kinect included in every package.
This competitive factor is probably the reason Sony waited to announce the PS5 price, either to let Xbox take the initiative once more or to prevent Microsoft from doing the same in 2020.
How does the PS5’s cost compare to that of its forerunners, then? The PS4 debuted for $399, £350, or $599 AUD, while the PS3 cost an astounding $599, or £425.
Although Sony is undoubtedly charging more than the price of the previous-generation console, it was never expected that costs would rise to that level in the US.
PS5 price in Nigeria has been a hot topic of discussion ever since the console was announced. While most people seem to think that it will be released at a much lower price in Africa, there is no official word on that yet.
Some reports have even claimed that the PS5 might not release in Africa at all due to Sony’s struggles with the Nigerian government over their copyright laws. So if you are interested in buying a PS5, your best bet is probably to wait until more information becomes available.
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