The successor to Sony’s most successful PlayStation 4 was launched in 2020. Due to the pandemic and global chip shortage, it was tough to get your hands on the console. The MSRP of the PS5 digital edition was $400, and the disc edition was supposed to be $490. However, due to the shortages, they sold them at scalped prices.
Difference Between PS5 Digital and Disc Edition
The digital edition does not come with a CD ROM, which is available in the other one; consequently, in the digital edition, you won’t be able to buy physical copies of the game; instead, you have to buy them from the PlayStation store. Therefore, the price difference as well.
Availability of PS5 in UAE
Just like other parts of the world, UAE faced the PS5 shortage as well. Also, the available consoles were being sold at considerably higher prices. Today, prices and availability have become better; although it’s still not on the official MSRP, it is closer than ever.
The PS5 is available in various shops both online and physically at different price tags. Here is a list of some of the stores that have the console and the prices they are currently offering:
|Wasabi Electronics||2,491 AED (Disc Edition), 2,414 AED (Digital Edition)|
|Geekay||2,378 AED (Disc Edition), N/A (Digital Edition)|
|Carrefour UAE||2,728 AED (Disc Edition), 2,509 AED (Digital Edition)|
|Noon||2,449 AED (Disc Edition), 2,379 AED (Digital Edition)|
|Virgin Mega Store||2,378 AED (Disc Edition), N/A (Digital Edition)|
These were some of the stores where you can get your PS5 online or by physically visiting the shops. There are various other sites to buy the PS5, but the prices and availability might be an issue.
Preordering The PlayStation 5
The process of preordering is quite simple. You just have to fill out a form that requires some information. When the console is available, you will get a call. However, the preorders are done on a first-come, first, serve basis, so you have to be vigilant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there a PS5 shortage in the UAE?
The PS5 lack in UAE and the whole world is due to the global chip shortage that occurred due to the pandemic. But now the availability and prices are getting better.
Where can I get PS5 physically in the UAE?
You can get the PS5 in various stores throughout the UAE, as listed above. Some notable names are Geekay, Carrefour, etc.
Is the PS5 worth it?
Yes, if you are looking for true next-gen gaming with great graphics and performance, the PS5 is worth it. It takes all the aspects of PS$ and makes them better and more.