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South African retailer Koodoo has announced that the next wave of PlayStation 5 (PS5) stock is headed to South Africa for pre-orders.
While PS5 pre-orders have been open for some time, the stock quickly ran out from local suppliers. This new stock gives local enthusiasts another chance to pre-order the next-gen console from Sony.
However, there’s a catch — the expected delivery dates for this new pre-order stock are from 16 to 20 December. This means that customers will likely receive their consoles well after its local launch date.
The PS5 is set to launch locally on 19 November. The console’s global launch is set for 12 November.
According to Koodoo, the new wave of pre-orders will go live on 13 November at 8am on its website.
Despite the pandemic, demand for the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles has been high — with multiple countries experiencing limited stock and delays.
To prevent queues on launch day, Sony has even said that no PS5 consoles will be sold in-store.
Burn Media reached out to the local distributors for Sony Interactive Entertainment to find out if this would apply locally as well. However, at the time of writing, details were still being confirmed with retailers.
In South Africa, the standard PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will have an RRP of R11 999.99. Meanwhile, the PS5 Digital Edition has a recommended retail price of R9 999.99.
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