PlayStation 5 to launch on Feb 2, 2021, in India: Sony said on Friday announced the launch date for PlayStation 5 in India– February 2. This move has given a major boost to the otherwise shaken supply chain in the world, owing to the coronavirus. Pre-order requests for the PlayStation will start in India on January 12.
The console can be pre-ordered from various e-retailers like Amazon India, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games the Shop, Sony Center, and Vijay Sales, the company said. The PlayStation 5 is kept at a price of Rs 49,990 ($685), while the digital edition of the console will be sold at 39,990 ($550).
Sony had also revealed the price of many other accessories. The accessories list included a HD Camera that could be used for recording or streaming and comes at a cost of Rs 5,190. The PS5 also has a media remote option so that users can stream their content, and not have to use something like an Amazon Fire TV Stick. This comes with a cost as well– Rs 2,590. The accessories set is completed with the Pulse 3D headphones for gaming that cost Rs 8,590.
One can enjoy many games like Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, FIFA 2021, among many other titles when trying to find a game to enjoy on the new PlayStation 5.
Its major competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox has been trying its level best to make the demands of the product meet in India. It has gone to the extent that the product isn’t even easily findable on Amazon India’s. The shortage of Xbox is real.
In November, Sony had hinted at the delay in the launch of PS5 in India due to local import regulations. Game news site The Mako Reactor reported that there is a huge possibility that Sony is unlikely to offer warranty and after-sales support for PlayStation 5 accessories in India, much like what it has been doing for many of the previous generations of PlayStations.
Fans have also shown their frustration out on Sony and its affiliated partners who had not provided any details on the launch of the new gaming console in recent months.