For anyone worried about how our tanking currency may impact on their ability to buy Christmas presents, PlayStation has stepped in to spread a little bit of Festive cheer.

Consoles are pretty expensive, and while everything is due to go up in price over the rand taking a nosedive to the US dollar, Sony South Africa has announced that it will be dropping the price of a new PS4 console by R500.

As part of its 10 day PlayStation 4 Christmas Campaign that will run from the 15th December 2015, until the close of trading on the 24th December 2015, a R500 discount will be applied to both the PlayStation 4 500GB and the PlayStation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition.

“Players can take advantage of this deal and grab the best next generation console, the PlayStation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition for a limited period only, from R5999,99 – providing gamers with even more room to store games, DLC, apps and more,” Sony SA said in a statement.

It should be pointed out that the price reduction is only available at Makro, Dion Wired, Game, Incredible Connection, Musica, BT Games, C.N.A, TakeAlot, Toy Zone, Toys R Us, Game4U, House & Home and Pick ‘n Pay.

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.