Sony P5 console launches today in SA

The Sony PS5 Digital Edition is finally available in South Africa at a retail price (RRP) of R9,999.99 and the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive will be available for a recommended price of R11,999.99. Pre-orders will be available starting today at select retailers.

Let us take a closer look at the PS5 console UI and discover some of its standout features.

Game Hub

Game shave hubs on PS5. Each game’s hub collects everything related to that game together, from activities to community broadcasts, to new game content. It’s a constantly updated space that will evolve and adapt throughout the game’s lifecycle.

Control Center and Activities

Quickly access frequently used system features, game content, and activities without leaving your gameplay. Simply press the PS button while playing to see the Control Center overlay. Game creators can build their PS5 games so you can jump straight into specific missions, modes, quests, and more straight from the console’s Control Center.

Game recommendations

Find your next adventure with recommendations based on the types of games you like.


Take on special in-game challenges in supported PS5 games, and share your results with friends on PS5 to see if they can do better. If your friend beats your high score or time, you will get notified and get a chance to beat them right back.


Players can now give other players positive accolades to encourage or congratulate other contenders on a multiplayer match well played1. The accolades you’ve received will be displayed in your profile.

Cross-generation chat with PS4™

Whether your friends are on PS4 or PS5, cross-generation voice chat means everyone can keep the conversation going with their account for PlayStation™Network. You can even chat with players on mobile devices who have PlayStation App.

Cross-generation multiplayer

Game creators now have the option to enable online multiplayer game matches between PS5 and PS4 players1. PS4 players can be seamlessly invited to play with PS5 players, and vice versa.

Universal search

Spend more time playing and less time looking for what you want to do – PS5 can rapidly find games on PlayStation Store, movies on select video streaming apps, or other players.

Game presets

Players can choose saved game presets for all supported games, like inverted y-axis and subtitles.


Chat with friends, get the latest gaming news, and download games to your console from PlayStation Store through the official PlayStation mobile companion app. You can even manage your PS5 console storage if you run out of space while downloading remotely.

Here is a link for more information

Game Base

Access a dedicated hangout space for you and other players with your account for PlayStation Network. Share content, plan play sessions, jump into games, or just catch up. You can even access some features on the web and on mobile devices with PlayStation App.

Group multiplayer initiation

Initiate multiplayer matches straight from a persistent Game Base party and auto-invite everyone1, no need to send individual invitations.

Share screen with Multitasking

Online players can view a party member’s screen, and even play their own game while watching them at the same time.

Remote Play

Access games on your PS5 console3 by streaming them to another PS5 console, or your PS4 console, PC, and Apple iOS or Android phone.

Here is a link for more information

External hard drive compatibility with PS4 games

PS5 consoles can store and play compatible PS4 games on external hard drives that support SuperSpeed USB4. That means you can play PS4 games on the hard drive while saving space on the PS5 console’s internal ultra-high-speed SSD.



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