PlayStation 5 has finally arrived again in the Indian markets and is available for pre-orders from 12 pm today. After a long wait, finally, Sony has started circulating PS5s again to the Indian market. Gamers around India are pretty hyped to get their hands on the latest addition to the console family. The PS5 comes in two variants: one is the standard edition, and the other is the digital edition. The only difference is that the digital edition does not come with a disk reader, making it a more economical option. The standard edition of the PlayStation 5 is priced at Rs. 49,900, and the digital edition is priced at Rs. 39,990.
As the console restocks for July, one can pre-book their PlayStation 5 on these particular eCommerce websites: Flipkart, ShopAtSC, Games The Shop, Amazon India, Vijay Sales, PrepaidGamerCard, Croma, and GameLoot. All retailers are pricing the console at the prices mentioned above.
The stocks for the PS5 are still low, which can be worrying considering how huge the consumer base is for the particular console. Many retailers have faced issues with handling the increasing demand for the console and the low supply they are getting from Sony.
Another question that worries consumers is that with the third round of restocks coming in, will retailers force customers to buy PS5 bundles? There were reports of them doing that in the past, despite Sony’s strictly informing them to sell the console and its accessories separately. Hopefully, this would not take place as Sony has set strict guidelines for retailers. People have also informally raised polls to know which particular retailer is the best to pre-book their PS5. An informal poll conducted on an Indian discord server stated that Amazon gave the consumers fewer issues than others as they could handle the website traffic and kept their web page to pre-book PS5 up-to-date.
One more thing to keep in mind is that even if the person pre-books the PlayStation 5, it will take a lot of time for the retailers to deliver. Sometimes the retailers have canceled a few pre-orders because of the low stocks and high demand. Retailers like Games The Shop, Prepaid Card Gamer, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Amazon & Croma have unfortunately faced issues that have led them to cancel pre-orders solely because of the low stocks and technical challenges.
Many of the retailers haven’t confirmed on a shipping date after the pre-order. However, ShopAtSC officially stated that they intend to deliver their PS5 stocks around 21st July onwards, but they might expect delays because of India’s different lockdown and curfew regulations. There have also been reports of pre-orders shipping earlier than the shipping date.
Concludingly, it comes down to how lucky the consumer can get and if they can receive their PS5 or even get a pre-order. The high demand and low supply make it more challenging for retailers to cope with the situation, making consumers all over India impatient as they want to get their hands on this powerhouse of a console as quickly as they can. Hopefully, Sony catches up with the high demand and fulfill their fanbase’s demands.