Sony PlayStation was launched in November 2020. It was one of the most hyped consoles ever as the previous generation PS4 was a very well rated device. 2 versions were launched, one with a CD ROM that supports Blu-ray and the other without the CD ROM called the digital edition. Just like the other parts of the world PS5 was launched in the UAE at the end of 2020. But it was immediately sold out on many retail shops and online due to a shortage of the units.
Most were bought by bots used by scalpers to sell them at higher prices later. The PS5 shortage occurred due to the global chip shortage of the world due to the pandemic. However, this year the availability and the restocking of PS5 seem promising and you might be able to get one.
There are different ways through which you can get the console. The primary ways are to just get it online or go to a physical shop. The other way is to preorder it.
Preorders of The PS5
Preordering your PS5 in the UAE is an option you can go for if you are looking for better prices. Preorders are available on different websites such as Sharaf DG and Jumbo. Preordering is a straightforward procedure. All you have to do is fill out a form with some basic information. You will be notified when the console is ready. However, because preorders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, you must exercise caution.
Another method to preorder is through payment. You will either be asked to pay some or the whole amount upfront and will be provided a date on which you can receive your console. This books a permanent spot for you; therefore, you don’t have to indulge into the first come first serve procedure.
Availability of PS5, its Games, and Restocks
You will find the PS5 available throughout different stores in UAE. These include both physical and online stores. Some noticeable names are Geekay, Carrefour, Virgin Mega Store, Noon, Sony Official stores, Wasabi Electronics, etc. The best part about these stores is that they are either present in all states of the UAE or they can deliver to you all of the Arab Emirates. The price bracket is definitely more than the actual MSRP of the console. The digital edition converts to 1,470 AED and disc edition to 1800 AED. However, the current price is between 2,379 AED to around 2,800 AED depending on stores.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much storage does the PS5 have?
The PS5 comes with a super-fast 825GB SSD that loads the games faster than ever before. Additionally, you can use a higher capacity SSD as the drive is upgradable.
Is PS5 Available in the UAE?
Yes, the PS5 is available in electronic and gaming shops all over the UAE. But the prices are still generally higher.
Can I run PS4 games on the PS5?
Yes, the PS5 is backwards compatible with the PS4. You can either use your PS4 discs or transfer the game data from your PS4 to PS5.