Sony On Friday, it said it would launch PlayStation 5 in India on February 2, suggesting improvements to the supply chain network that has been severely strangled by the coronovirus epidemic.
The Japanese firm said it would start taking pre-order requests for new gaming consoles in India, the world’s second-largest Internet market, on 12 January. The console will be available for pre-order at Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Select Digital, Games, Shop, Sony Center, Vijay Sales and other authorized retail partners.
The PlayStation 5 is priced at INR 49,990 ($ 685), while the digital version of the console will sell for INR 39,990 ($ 550). The Xbox Series X costs $ 685 in India, and the Xbox Series S sells for $ 480. Like anywhere else in the world, Microsoft is struggling to meet the demand for new Xbox consoles in India. The Xbox Series X is facing such a shortage in the country that it is not easy to find its page on Amazon India.
Today’s announcement should understand the concerns of loyal PlayStation fans, some of whom did not include a unit from the gray market in recent months in the first wave of nations for India’s PS5. Fans have been disappointed in recent months over Sony and its affiliated partners for not offering explanations or providing conflicting accounts.
In November, Sony suggested that it delayed the launch of the PS5 in India due to local import regulations.
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