PSP: Price in Ghana and where to buy from

Play Station Portable (PSP) was introduced in 2004 by Sony and has gone on to become very popular among gamers. The gaming machine is an impressive one with great graphics, many games to choose from and it is also portable.

The portable gaming machine is also popular in Ghana because it is affordable and easy to get. It’s affordability has made it accessible to a wider range of people, especially young people who may not have the financial means to purchase a more expensive console. The game is also portable which means you can take it wherever you go unlike other consoles which are plug and play. It’s portability makes it favorite among other console.

Different types of PSP available

There are five versions of the PlayStation Portable:

  1. PSP-1000 (also known as “PSP fat”)
  2. PSP-2000 (“slim and light” edition, a lighter version of the original PSP)
  3. PSP-3000 (“bright and light” edition, that includes a built in microphone and improved LCD)
  4. PSP-N1000 (or PSP Go, with a sliding screen design, bluetooth and internal storage of 16GB replacing the UMD drive)
  5. PSP-E1000 (similar to PSP-3000, but without stereo sound, Wi-Fi and microphone).

PSP Prices in Ghana

The prices of PSPs in Ghana vary depending on the model, condition, and place of purchase. You can find brand new PSPs for around GHS 1,000 to GHS 1,500 while used ones can go for around GHS 400 to GHS 600.

Factors that may affect the price of PSPs in Ghana

1. Currency exchange rate

PSP is an imported product, and its price is heavily influenced by the exchange rate of the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS) against the US dollar (USD). If the Ghanaian Cedi is weak against the US dollar, the price of the PSP will be higher, and vice versa.

2. Availability of the product

If the supply of PSP in the market is low, the price of the product is likely to be higher. This is because suppliers may increase the price because of the high demand for the product.

3. Competition in the market

If there are many people selling the same PSP in the market, the price is likely to be lower as suppliers compete to attract customers. On the other hand, if there are few suppliers, they may come together to fix prices at a higher level.

4. Taxes and duties

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The government of Ghana imposes taxes and duties on imported products like PSP. These taxes and duties may vary depending on the value of the product, and they can significantly increase the price of PSP. Suppliers may pass on these additional costs to customers in the form of higher prices.

5. Seasonal demand

During peak seasons like Christmas and Easter, the demand for PSP may be higher, which will make suppliers to increase the price of PSP. But, during off-peak seasons, the demand for PSP may be lower, and suppliers may lower the price to attract customers.

Where to Buy PSPs in Ghana

  • If you’re looking to buy a brand new PSP, one of the best places to check is online stores like Jumia Ghana and Jiji Ghana. These online stores offer a wide range of PSP models with various features and accessories.
  • There are also physical gaming stores available in the country. Walk into any of your choice and make your demands.
  • If you prefer to buy a used PSP, you can check online marketplaces like Tonaton and JijiGhana. These platforms offer a variety of affordable used PSPs that are still in great condition. When buying a used PSP, it’s important to inspect it thoroughly to ensure that it has no issues and is working correctly.


Buying a PSP in Ghana can be a great source of entertainment for a gamer. With its affordable price, portability, and vast library of games, the PSP offers a unique gaming experience that is hard to replicate on other devices. It is important to be cautious when making a purchase and to only buy from reputable sellers to avoid falling victim to scams. Users should also be mindful of the potential limitations of the device, such as its battery life and graphic capabilities.

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