Sony PlayStation 5 Common Questions in Kenya

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As we all know or the majority of the gaming fan community, the PlayStation 5 will be released late in the holiday of 2020 which basically is between November and December together with other consoles such as the Xbox series x which is set to rival The PS5. But in a recent alleged amazon France leak, PS5 in Kenya and around the world will be released on 20 November 2020. In this article, we are going to answer what most gamers in Kenya ask regarding the upcoming PS5 consoles.

  1. How much will PS5 cost in Kenya?
  • The ps5 digital version price in Kenya is Ksh.48,000($450) while the blu-ray disc drive version is Ksh.60,000($565). This is according to an alleged leak by amazon France.”Ref: Forbes article” Although this is not the official figures from Sony, Sony announced it will reveal in mid-year between June and July. According to the Bloomberg business article, the manufacturing cost of the ps5 is $450(Ksh.45000) per unit. Sony is yet to decide on the RRP. “Reference Bloomberg business article“.

2. How will the ps5 console and controller design look like?

  • Sony finally shared images of the PS5 controller and also the ps5 design. The controller has been named the dual sense since players will be able to feel through the pad when certain activities are performed in the game and it will also enable players to chat with friends without a headset. The console design has been inspired by the need for a unique console that is bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation. This is according to Sony; Ref Playstation blog

3. Backward Compatibility

  • There are suggestions that the ps5 console will be able to play PS4 games. And for that reason, sony on 20/3/2020 confirmed that most Ps4 games especially popular titles will be able to be played in the PS5. For PS3, PS2, and PS1, there isn’t much news about the compatibility, this is according to an article on PlayStation US, “Reference Playstation blog article“.

4. Will the PS5 have physical disc games?

  • Yes. It is now confirmed that there will be two types of ps5 consoles, one will support disc drive while the other will be a digital edition. The two variations will not affect the gameplay.

5. What are the specs of the ps5?

  • This is among the most asked questions but fortunately, Sony recently announced some of the specs that will be on the PlayStation 5. The specs include hardware and technical components. Ultra-high-speed SSD, integrated custom I/O system, custom AMD GPU with ray tracing, and highly immersive 3D audio. Mark Cerny, the lead system architect for PS5 also revealed that PS5 will allow developers to maximize their creativity.

6. What games will be available for the PS5?

Confirmed games are:

i) Grand Theft Auto 5 which will have enhanced features,

ii) Spider-man miles Morales,

iii) Horizon Forbidden West,

iv) Gran Turismo 7,

v) Demon’s Souls remake,

vi) Ghostwire,

vii) Godfall,

viii) Hitman 3

ix) NBA 2K21,

x) Project Athia,

xi) Deathloop,

xii) Resident Evil Village,

xiii) Progmata,

And the usual sports games like FIFA 21 and some indie games.

7.What will be the price of PS5 games in Kenya?

Estimate of KES 8,000 -10,000. This will vary with different retailers.

In Conclusion

Which console will you pick? Digital or the one which will support a disc drive. Concluding, We will keep you updated on any developments until the PS5 is finally released. Also if you want to be entertained before the arrival of the PS5, rent PS4 games at cheaper prices.