Getting a console in Pakistan has become quite easy over the past decade or so, and with the number of retailers providing not only the console but accessories and video games at reasonable prices, it’s a good time to be a console gamer in Pakistan. The PlayStation 4 is undoubtedly the most successful console of this generation and many Pakistani gamers prefer it as well. If you’re unsure about where and how you should get one, here’s our guide about all the details you need to know about it.
PlayStation 4 / Pro / Slim’s Availability in Pakistan
You can easily get a PS4 in most major cities of Pakistan, and if you’re lucky enough, there will be multiple stores for you to compare prices with. As of the time of writing, most shops are stocked with both the regular and Pro model of the PS4, in various storage sizes, from 500 GB to 1 TB variants.
Buying PS4 from Daraz or Similar Websites? A fool’s Decision
There are online retailers available as well, but we recommend only purchasing from trusted shops. There have been reports where people bought expensive consoles, games or accessories and got something entirely else in return. I would personally recommend against Daraz or other sites because these are overpriced and there’s an issue of reliability as well.
Where to buy PS4, PS4 Pro or Slim in Pakistan?
Here are some of the trusted retailers that provide shipping all over Pakistan
You’ll find that all of these stores have similar prices and offer a variety of accessories as well.
PlayStation 4 Price in Pakistan
If you want to get a PlayStation with an official warranty, you’ll have to visit a Sony store, and the consoles there are very expensive, more so than the ones you can get from local stores. Most gamers buy their PS4 from the local shops, and if you’re careful enough with the console, you won’t have any issues. We don’t recommend getting it from licensed retailers.
Now, according to the retailers we mentioned above, the average pricing for PS4 variants is listed below. These prices are subject to change based on the current price rate of the dollar currency.
PlayStation 4 Slim 500 GB Price
Price: Rs 42,000
This is the most common variant of the console and the latest model in the base models of PlayStation 4. You can easily have around 7-10 games installed on this, depending on the year of release. The specifications other than the storage size are identical to PlayStation 4 Slim 1 TB, other than the storage capacity.
PlayStation 4 Slim 1 TB Price
Price: Rs 47,000
This console is identical to the 500 GB one, but with the benefit of a more flexible capacity size. You can easily install around 20 games in this, depending on the year of release and comfortably enjoy your experience without worrying about running out of space.
PlayStation 4 Pro 1 TB Price
Price: Rs 61,000
The PS4 Pro is a way more powerful variant of the console and offers 4K resolution support and 1 TB of storage capacity. If you’re planning on getting this, we recommend that you have a 4k TV or monitor, otherwise, you won’t make use of its hardware fully.
If you’re visiting a store, and their prices are way more than the ones mentioned above, we recommend avoiding it, because you can always get it cheaper from the retailers listed above.
Getting a used PS4 in Pakistan? Checklist to not get scammed
If you’re looking to get a used console, we recommend checking out the following things before making a purchase
- Test it with multiple games, and for an extended period of running before making a purchase
- Make sure the console doesn’t emit a lot of heat (Possible Hardware Issue)
- Make sure the console isn’t loud (Possible Hardware Issue)
- Test every single button, stick, and bumper on the controllers
- Make sure the power and eject button work correctly
- Make a burner PSN account and test if the console isn’t bricked
- Try connecting it with a Wifi connection nearby and see if it’s working
- Plug in an ethernet cable and see if it’s connected to the internet via the LAN cable
Thankfully, the current generation of consoles are rarely affected by issues like the last generation was, and most of the time you’ll find a solid working machine, even if it’s used.
If you’re on a budget, don’t hesitate on getting a used one, just make sure you try it out thoroughly before purchasing.
PlayStation 4 Accessories in Pakistan
You can practically get everything you’d want to own for your console here. Whether it’s a controller, headset, vertical stand or a charging stand, most shops are stocked with all the accessories you’d want.
However, be careful when purchasing a controller, as there are bootleg controllers in the market as well. Always make sure you check the box to see if there are any spelling errors or mismatching fonts. Get a feel of the overall build quality of the controller, if it feels light and the material isn’t hard, it’s probably fake. Some of the fake variants have very heightened buttons as well, so make sure you spot them. If possible, take a reference controller with yourself to compare it before buying. Here’s a guide on it as well.
You can get most of the officially licensed accessories from the retailers we have listed above.
PSN Cards in Pakistan
You can easily purchase PSN cards for your console as well, for both US and European PSN accounts. These can be for both PS Plus or just the PS Store gift cards.
Here are the average prices you’ll get from the retailers mentioned above.
- PS Plus 1 Month Subscription US: Rs 1300
- PS Plus 3 Months Subscription US: Rs 3300
- PS Plus 3 Months Subscription UK: Rs 3300
- PS Plus 12 Months Subscription US: Rs 8000
- PS Plus 12 Months Subscription US: Rs 7200
- $10 PS Store Gift Card: Rs 1500
- 10 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 1800
- 15 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 2800
- $20 PS Store Gift Card: Rs 2900
- 20 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 3600
- 25 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 4300
- 30 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 5350
- 35 GBP PS Store Gift Card: Rs 6200
- $50 PS Store Gift Card: Rs 6500
PlayStation 4 Games in Pakistan
In Pakistan, there’s a good chance you’ll get games a day or two earlier, and currently, most new triple-A titles are priced around Rs 6500-7200.
Stores like Rebel Tech also gets a variety of different editions as well, including Collectors and Special Editions. You can also contact them and arrange one for yourself before the release date as well.
With time, you can get these titles for a lot less in both used in new condition. Since the PS4 has been out for around 7 years at this point, earlier titles will be extremely cheap to get. I recently got Uncharted Collection and Uncharted 4, both for 3k used.
That’s all you need to know about getting a PS4 in Pakistan.