Much to the relief of many gamers in Malaysia, Sony Interactive Entertainment earlier today has finally announced the launch date of PlayStation 5 for our market alongside its local pricing. Clearly, no gamers in Malaysia need to fork out anywhere near RM 4000 for the new console unless they somehow can’t contain themselves to wait for the console to arrive in our market on 11 December 2020.
Nevertheless, some may wonder how does the RM 2299 price tag for the standard PS5 model and RM 1869 for PS5 Digital Edition compare to other markets across the globe. Well, we have scoured through the Internet to gather the pricing for both consoles and compiled them in the tables below:
In general, the pricing of both PS5 variants in Malaysia is not far different from other well-known markets within Asia. This is with the exception of Indonesia though which the consoles are available at a much higher price by more than RM 250.
At the same time, the pricing in Malaysia is also significantly higher than well-matured gaming markets such as Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States. Still, it is quite clear that paying RM 4000 for the console doesn’t seem like a sound financial decision as the PS5 still cost less than that amount in Brazil which over the years built a reputation as one of the most expensive places to purchase a PlayStation.
But of course, there is another challenge that gamers need to tackle when it comes to the PlayStation 5 though: making sure that they are able to secure their unit when the pre-order for the console opens in Malaysia tomorrow. For those who plan to jump into the pre-order mayhem, we wish you all the best.