- Web Desk
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PS5 price in Pakistan: how much should you pay?
- Web Desk
- Dec 06, 2023
WEB DESK: After years since its launch, the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) continues to be in high demand among console gamers in Pakistan, maintaining its status as the latest imported PlayStation model available in the market.
The PS5 in Pakistan is priced variably, depending on the purchasing source.
Pakistani online stores offer the PS5 with a starting price of Rs175,000, while it reaches up to Rs210,000 on some stores.
Consumers are advised to conduct thorough research and exercise caution when purchasing the PS5 in Pakistan, as reports suggest that some local shopkeepers may be selling refurbished PS5 consoles at the price of new ones.
It is recommended to buy from a trusted seller or shop specialising in such consoles to ensure reliability.
Opting for local markets and purchasing from a physical shop is considered a safer option, allowing customers to inquire directly about the specifications and details of the model, confirming its authenticity, and avoiding repackaged or refurbished units.
Regardless of the city in Pakistan, be it Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, or Gujranwala, the price for purchasing a PS5 should not exceed Rs210,000, unless it includes additional games or accessories.
While opinions vary on the superiority of gaming experiences between the Xbox series and PS5, the latter remains a popular choice. Launched in late 2020, the PS5 overcame initial availability issues, and its growing catalogue of next-gen games has made it easily accessible in Pakistan.
Over the seven years between the release of the PS4 and the PS5, substantial technological improvements in gaming have occurred. The PS5 supports 8K graphics at 60Hz or 4K output at a 120Hz refresh rate, delivering crisper and more realistic visuals, immersive sound, and other enhancements.
Notably, there is a significant performance difference in specs between the PS4 and the PS5, with the latter boasting an impressive setup that nearly matches gaming PC performance, especially with its support for ultrawide monitors.
For those considering the PS4 series, the PS4 Pro 1TB variant offers a more budget-friendly option, priced as low as Rs88,000 in Pakistan.
The PS5 features an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU with a variable frequency of up to 3.5 GHz, allowing for optimal performance tailored to the game’s requirements and contributing to a smoother gaming experience.
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