- Next Sony PS5 pre-orders will go live in India today on January 18th
- Both standard and Digital PS5 models will be available for the next pre-booking
- The standard PS5 and Digital Edition are priced at Rs 49,990 and Rs 39,990 respectively
Next Sony PS5 pre-orders in India will open at 12pm on January 18th according to the ShopAtSC website. The official Sony online store has put up a banner announcing the same. Apart from the official Sony store, usual stores are also getting the restock including, Vijay Sales Amazon, Flipkart, and Croma, among others. Notably, BIS has also approved the new revision for future restocks according to a report, and future restock might be more frequent.
The much-hyped console was launched globally in November last year and in India on February 2nd. However, due to ongoing pandemic and lockdown, there has been a severe supply crunch and fans have been clamoring to get their hands on the PS5. This also led to many paying twice the price or even more to scalpers. However, the new announcement comes as good news for those who have been waiting for the console.
When is the next Sony PS5 pre-order date?
The Sony PlayStation 5 will be up for pre-order on January 18th at 12pm according to the banner on the official ShopAtSC website. We’re still waiting for a shipping timeline for the next restock. This time around, both the Digital Edition and standard PS5 will be available in stock.
The PS5 Standard Disc Edition and PS5 Digital are priced at Rs 49,990 and Rs 39,990 respectively, the same as the price announced during the launch event. Many retailer websites also have select PS5 games listed including Marvel’s Spiderman Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Deathloop, Horizon Forbidden West, and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, among others. You only need to consider buying these games if you opt for the standard edition PS5. The Digital Edition requires users to download games online from the PlayStation store.
Where to buy Sony PS5 in India?
Apart from Sony’s official online site – ShopAtSC, PS5 is available with leading e-commerce sites like Amazon India, Flipkart, Croma, and Vijay Sales. The game is also available with smaller gaming-exclusive online stores in the country. Below are the stores from where you can buy PS5 in India.
This Mumbai-based electronics retail chain is among the few retailers in the country to stock both standard and digital editions of the console. Vijay Sales’ PS5 listing has the same price for both models and also stocks several games as well as accessories.
Flipkart also sells both Sony Playstation 5 Digital Edition and Standard variant. There’s no markup in the price or any bundled offer, so interested customers can get a standard disc model for Rs 49,990 and a digital edition for Rs 49,990.
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Amazon India also re-stocks Playstation 5 in India and offers pre-ordering to interested buyers. Unfortunately, the Amazon website only has Standard Disc Edition on offer for Rs 49,990.
One of the largest omnichannel retailers in the country, Croma is also offering the PS5 Disc Edition to its customers. The pricing is the same as the launch price of the console – Rs 49,990.
PrepaidGamerCard is another gaming-exclusive website offering the PS5 Standard Edition for Rs 49,990. The website also has PS5 games like Far Cry 6 Yara Edition PS5, Life is Strange: True Colors PS5, and Battlefield 2042 PS5, among others.
How to buy Sony PS5 in India?
During the last two restocks, both models of the PS5 ran out of stock within a few seconds. In order to successfully pre-order the gaming console, you not only need to be quick, but also do some prep. By following a few tips your chances of buying PS5 Standard or Digital Edition successfully can become higher. Below are some tried and tested tricks to successfully pre-order PS5 in India.
- Add your address to the browser autofill
- Add your payment details to the autofill
- Login to your preferred retailer website ahead of the sale time
- Use a stable broadband connection.
Sony PS5 price in India
The Sony PS5 comes in two models called Sony PS5 Standard and Sony PS5 Digital Edition. The former is the more conventional model that takes games CDs to play and is priced at Rs 49,990. The Digital Edition, on the other hand, doesn’t have a CD drive and requires users to download games from the PS Store online. The Digital Edition is priced at Rs 39,990.
Sony PS5 specifications
As mentioned above, the Sony PS5 comes in a 4K Blu-ray drive model and a Digital Edition. Coming to the core specs, the console is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. There’s 16GB GDDR6 RAM onboard and SSD storage. The console supports 8K /4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate and 3D audio. It’s also backward compatible with PS4 games.