PS5 India launch date announced officially; pre-orders begin January 12th

PS5 pre-orders can be placed on Amazon and Flipkart as well as large-format retailers.

Highlights
  • PlayStation 5 India launch date is February 2nd
  • PS5 pre-orders in India begin January 12th
  • PS5 price in India starts at Rs 39,990 for the Digital Edition and goes up to Rs 49,990 for the regular version

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) India launch date has been revealed by Sony India finally, ending months of speculations, anticipation, and rumours. The company took to Twitter to announce that the PS5 India launch date is February 2nd, while pre-orders will begin on January 12th. Retail partners taking pre-orders of the eagerly awaited console include Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games The Shop, Shop at Sony Center, Vijay Sales, and a few other select retailers. However, supply will likely be low in the initial few weeks. The PS5 India launch is delayed as much as three months considering the console released in the global market on November 12th.

PS5 price in India

The PS5 price in India had been announced already, with the disc version of the console and its Digital Edition set at Rs 49,990 and Rs 39,990, respectively. However, the high demand for the console among gamers in the country and no official word from Sony India led to exorbitant prices in the country’s grey market. The PS5 price in India went as high as Rs 1-1.2 lakh apiece in the grey market, though this is not out of place considering the PS5 price in unofficial channels went up to 3 times more in some countries. However, Sony had been cracking down on such purchases before the launch, officially saying that units purchased before the official release date and via unauthorised sellers will not be covered under warranty.

PS5 India warranty details

As far as warranty details are concerned for the official units, The Mako Reactor reported that the official PS5 units for India will be covered under warranty for a period of 12 months. This means that you will be entitled to a replacement unit, not a repair, in case anything goes with your unit until one year after purchase. However, the accessories and DualSense controllers will not have any warranty or after-sales support, as pointed out in the report. This is important to keep in mind as there are new reports cropping up every other day that the DualSense controllers are facing issues with adaptive triggers. While the extent of these issues is yet to be figured out, it would be wise for you to keep a backup controller.

PS5 specifications

Playstation 5 comes with an octa-core CPU with Zen 2 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency). The console ships with an extremely capable GPU, which operates at 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency). In terms of memory, the console comes with 16GB GDDR6 of RAM. The memory bandwidth stands at 448GB/s and the internal storage sits at 825GB, however, with the pre-installed Astro’s Playroom game, the eventual storage left for users is around 650GB. Although, the brand will be introducing support for external storage drives with a future software update. The regular edition comes with a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive but as we mentioned earlier, Digital Edition doesn’t have this feature.