Sony PlayStation 5 Restock India: Pre-Order Now For August 26 at 12pm

PlayStation 5 will be back in stock in India on August 26 at 12pm (noon). Sony's own online store has updated its PS5 console page with the pre-order date. Along with Sony's e-store, the console will likely be available for pre-order via other online platforms that have previously had the console for sale as well. Listings for the PS5 are live on multiple such websites but with no date. PlayStation 5 was launched globally in November last year and arrived in India in February this year.

Sony PlayStation 5 Restock India

India has been an exception to many of the global launch regions with Sony running a limited production line for the PlayStation 5 in India. It was, however, a limited production run of just 2,000 units for PS5. India was thus given a relatively small stock for the entire country. Now, that time period is over and Sony has finally launched pre-orders for the PS5 in India, and the pre-order period begins on August 26, 2018 at 12:00 noon. As stated, Sony has even launched a countdown timer for its pre-orders. Sony PlayStation 5 Price In case you were wondering, the PlayStation 5 costs $399 (or approx Rs. 28,474) in the US and £349 (or approx Rs. 29,453) in the UK.

 

When Will They Be Available?

The PlayStation 5 could be available as early as August, considering that Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal launched the PS4 Pro in the country in the last week of February, with a price cut of Rs. 22,999 (around Rs. 6,000). At the time of launch, retailers had an inventory of 15-20 PS4 Pro consoles in stock. Even today, there is no specific availability date announced for the PS5. It is likely that the consoles will be available across major offline and online retailers. A recent report by GamesIndustry.biz suggests that the PS5 will not come with the support for any current-gen titles. How Much Can You Pay For PS5? Currently, PS4 Pro (4TB) is priced at Rs. 39,990 and the PS4 is priced at Rs. 29,990 on the official Sony store.

 

How Much Will It Cost?

If you pre-ordered the PS5 online, you will have to wait for an additional 10 days to receive the console. As mentioned above, the PlayStation 5 is priced at $299.99 in the US and €349 in Europe, and in India it costs Rs. 45,000. Sony has also introduced a bunch of launch day bundles for the console in India. Can't be timed? You can also pick up the console from Sony's offline retail partners across India, including Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, and Vijay Sales. Sony has partnered with Reliance Digital to bring the console to stores. Sony hasn't revealed the sales numbers for the PS5 in India since it was launched in the country, and it is expected to fall on the lower end of the console's sales expectation. The PS5 is powered by an eight-core custom CPU clocked at 1.

 

Who Should Buy The Console?

While the PS5 is a remarkable gaming console and the upcoming flagship model is a welcome change, there are several aspects to consider. For starters, there's a lot of confusion among the gaming fraternity about whether the PS5 is better than the PS4 Pro or not. The answer to this lies in your own situation. Let's clarify. If you own a PS4 Pro, you're probably still going to go for the PS5, as it is technically superior. With a 9 teraflop GPU and 12 teraflops compute performance, PS5 is actually better than the PS4 Pro. Even though the PS4 Pro now comes with a 1 TB hard drive, the PS5 will come with a 1 TB hard drive as well. With 1 TB, PS5 will be able to play games in 4K UHD, which the PS4 Pro can't do. But you will need an Internet connection to play 4K games on the PS5.

 

Conclusion

Sony PlayStation 5 will be available for pre-order on the e-store on August 26 at 12pm IST (noon) onwards. Sony India has not made any official statement regarding a possible India launch date for the PlayStation 5. However, given how India typically plays second fiddle to other markets when it comes to console launches, a 4th quarter launch could certainly be feasible for Sony's latest console. Sony PlayStation 5 - Quick Specs Specifications - Block B Storage: 500GB - 1TB - RAM: 8GB - Processor: Unknown - Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - PS VR Support - Dimensions: 6x9x1.13 inches - Weight: 2.2 lbs - Connectivity: Ethernet (GIGA), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (MIMO), USB 3.1 (Type-C) - Other Features: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI 2.

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