Sony Ps5 selling for twice its price in Hong Kong

Sony Ps5

After taking upon itself to launch its latest generation gaming console in the Sony Ps5 in regions such as the US and Japan on the 12th of November, Sony finally made the latest console available in more regions on the 19th of November.

Hong Kong was amongst the countries where Sony launched the Ps5 on the 19th of November. While the devices have indeed been launched in several countries, Sony is currently struggling to meet the demand that exists all across the globe for the Ps5 and this has led to price inflation.

As per what the reports have suggested, the Ps5 is selling for $1029 in Hong Kong by resellers. This is twice the price that Sony has placed on its latest console – which of course amounts to $499 for the standard model.

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With respect to the on-going holiday season, it can be safely assumed that the whole situation in relation to the Ps5 won’t be getting any better anytime soon – that is not until Christmas anyways. However, shortage of the newly launched gaming consoles isn’t really a new thing but Covd-19 has nonetheless worsened the whole situation as the pandemic has significantly gone on to impact the supply chain.

The Playstation 5 makes its way with a custom Octa-core AMF Zen 2 CPU as well as a custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU which promises to provide 10.28 teraflops of raw graphical power. Both of the gaming consoles make way with 16 gigs of GDDR6 RAM.

The console comes packed with 825GB of SSD storage that makes way with 5.5GB/s throughput. Users will have the option for expandable storage using Sony-certified M.2 SSD, however, the company has gone on to confirm that it will be available sometime in the future and not at the time of that launch.

The difference that exists between the standard model and the digital one is that the digital one lacks a disc drive which goes on to support 4K UHD Blu-ray. The Sony Ps5 goes on to support up to 8K output and promises 4K graphics at up to a 120Hz refresh rate.


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