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In the vibrant landscape of Nigeria, the PlayStation (PS) has evolved beyond just a gaming console; it’s become a cultural phenomenon, especially among the gaming-savvy men. Recently, a heartwarming video of a groom receiving a PS5 as a wedding gift from his bride went viral, sparking curiosity about the allure of these gaming consoles. In this blog post, we delve into the origins, production, and current prices of PlayStation consoles in Nigeria.

The Birth of PlayStation:

The brainchild behind the PlayStation concept is Ken Kutaragi, often hailed as the “Father of PlayStations.” The PlayStation series is manufactured by Sony Interactive Entertainment, a corporation based in Japan. Since its inception in 1994 (with the release of PS1 in 2000), the PlayStation brand has seen multiple iterations, culminating in the latest PS5 console. Rumors even speculate the arrival of the PS6 by 2026.

Manufacturing Marvel:

Ever wondered how these gaming wonders are made? Contrary to popular belief, the process is streamlined and efficient. Automation plays a significant role, with robots handling intricate manufacturing tasks. Astonishingly, a PlayStation 4 was produced every 30 seconds in 2020, showcasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

Current PlayStation Prices in Nigeria:

Understanding the pricing dynamics of PlayStation consoles in Nigeria can be challenging, given the fluctuating exchange rates. Here’s a breakdown of the current prices:

Brand New PS5:

  • Range: ₦500,000 – ₦600,000 ($1,000 – $1,200)

Used PS5 (Tokunbo):

  • Price: ₦261,744 ($399)

PS1-5 Prices:

  • PS1: ₦200,000 ($375)
  • PS2: ₦24,000 ($43)
  • PS3: ₦75,000 ($133)
  • PS4: ₦168,000 – ₦300,000 ($350)
  • PS4 Pro: ₦95,000 ($168)
  • PS5: ₦500,000 – ₦600,000 ($1,000 – $1,200)

Comparative Prices on Jiji and Amazon:

On Jiji:

  • Prices are subject to discounts, with PS1 listed at ₦10,000 ($24) and PS5 at ₦590,000 ($1,438).

On Amazon:

  • Prices vary, with PS1 priced at $121 and PS5 at $1,100.


Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a newcomer exploring the world of PlayStation, understanding the origins, manufacturing, and current pricing of these consoles provides valuable insights. Keep in mind that prices may vary based on location, store, and ongoing discounts. Stay tuned for the much-anticipated PS6 and keep gaming in the heart of Nigeria!

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