How much is a PlayStation 5 console on Black Friday?
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Electronics are one of the most popular categories on Black Friday, and this year, gamers have their eyes set on getting the prized Sony console at below-market prices.
Not too long ago, the very thought of owning a PS5 was wishful at best. The console first launched in November 2020, during a devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time, due to chip production issues, Sony forged ahead with a limited release of the PlayStation 5, and in South Africa, getting your hands on the console was a greater feat.
However, this year, PS5 stock has gradually increased, but for many gamers, its price point is still too high, retailing at R13 799 for a console with a single dual-shock controller.
Let’s not even talk about the bundles, which come in at a higher cost.
On Black Friday, the PlayStation 5 will be one of the most sought-after items and we have compiled a list of retailers selling the console at discounted prices below:
- Incredible Connexion – PS5 console with one controller priced at R11 499 until Thursday, 30 November 2023
- incredible Connexion – PS5 console with two controllers priced at R12 499 until Thursday, 30 November 2023
- Game – PS5 console with one controller priced at R11 799 until Tuesday, 28 November 2023
- Hi-Fi Corp – PS5 console with two controllers priced at R12 499 until close of business on Friday, 24 November 2023
- Game – PS5 console with one controller priced at R11 999 until Saturday, 25 November 2023
- Game – PS5 bundle with one controller, a console remote and a Street Fighter 6 game priced at R13 499 until Friday, 30 November 2023.
Where to get the best deals in South Africa
The 2023 version of Black Friday will be the second time South African shoppers flock to malls without the restrictions brought on by COVID, since 2019.
Building up to the day, retailers would have already made preparations to control large crowds expected at retail hotspots on Friday, an irony that rings loud once you are acquainted with the day’s history.
In South Africa, electronics, liquor and perishables are some of the most popular Black Friday items that fly off the shelves.
Therefore, stores like Game, Makro and supermarkets such as Pick n Pay and Shoprite are likely to experience the most traffic.
Earmarking hotspots with the best deals is, more than anything, subjective to one’s preferences. If electronics are what you are looking for, then Game and Makro may be the ideal place to visit.
However, while most shoppers will flock to take advantage of discounts on Black Friday, savvy customers will be patient enough to wait a few days for Cyber Monday, a spring-off discount day that takes place online.
Online marketplaces like Takealot, OneDayOnly and Superbalist are just a few places where coveted items will be on sale for cheap.