Ever since the console launched back in November 2020, high demand has kept the PlayStation 5 out of stock in many markets. The PS5 is available for a much high price on sites like eBay, and scalpers are taking advantage of the situation.
In India, pre-orders came and went, units disappeared within seconds. The Covid-19 has disrupted the supply chain, making it hard for Sony to have enough PS5s in the market. Experts say the demand for the PS5 is sky-high as tons of consumers want to grab Sony’s latest console.
The anticipated game console went on pre-orders in the country on January 12 for just a few minutes — after which it became “sold out” across all channels. That brought disappointment to many customers. Several gamers and enthusiasts were waiting for the PlayStation 5 launch in India since its global announcement that took place on November 12 but failed to pre-order the console initially.
Shortly after closing the pre-order window for the PlayStation 5 earlier this week, Sony India suggested the comeback of its stock before the release. “Keeping the current situation in mind, we kindly urge all customers to keep their health and safety first and refrain from visiting any retail store to pre-order a PS5. Please stay in touch with retailers for the next pre-order phase,” the company said in a statement.
The Features and Specs of the PS5
The new PlayStation 5 will be powered by an octa-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU clocked at up to 3.5GHz. Similarly, a custom AMD RDNA 2 will take care of the graphics, capable of 10.28 TFLOPs of throughout. We’re looking at 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
As for storage, Sony has opted for a custom 825GB SSD solution. Third-party drives can also be added, but they will need to have a speed of at least 5.5GBps for optimal results.
A 4K UHD Blu-ray drive will also be present on the standard variant. 8K and 120fps gaming will also be supported.
The new gamepad is called the PS5 DualSense controller and brings a fresh design with a black and white aesthetic. The L2 and R2 shoulder buttons also have adaptive haptic feedback. A microphone will also be built in to allow gamers to communicate without the need for a headset. We might also see new PSVR motion controllers later.
The cheaper PS5 Digital Edition will be slightly slimmer and cheaper. Players will have to rely on digital downloads for their games.
Price in India
The PlayStation 5 is now available to purchase in India, Sony’s next-generation game console. The standard edition is priced at Rs 49,990, and a digital edition with no disc drive priced at Rs 39,990.