Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 console was launched in the US last week and while South African gamers will have to wait until 6 December to get their hands on the next-generation device, consumers in Nigeria will be among the first in Africa to receive stock.
One of the biggest ecommerce sites in Nigeria, Jumia is facilitating orders for customers and these customers could receive the console in three to eight days.
“JUMIA continues to bring the best shopping experience to their customers in Nigeria by being the first company to offer PlayStation 4. The long awaited game console was released in USA on Tuesday selling out in 24 hours. Now the new PS4 is available on the Nigerian market with customers being able to start ordering and have it delivered anywhere in the country,” the company said in a statement.
The unit is available for ₦139,995, which translates to roughly $879 or R8 923, which is more expensive than the South African version, which is expected to retail for no more than R6 200.
Ore Odusanya, Head Of Gaming & Electronics JUMIA Nigeria: “We are very excited to be the first company to have the latest PlayStation console available in Nigeria. Every day we strive to make the online shopping experience better for our customers and we are happy to now provide a requested world known product on the Nigerian market.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor