PlayStation 5 India pre-orders go live on May 27: Here is all you need to know about securing your PS5 unit

by Joseph K. Clark

Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 Gaming console

PlayStation 5 will be available for pre-order in India again, for the third time now, on Thursday, May 27, starting at noon. The last time the PS5 went for pre-order in India was on May 17, so this is the fastest the console has been made available for grabs in the country since launch, suggesting this might be part of the same restock, meaning sellers did not exhaust it all then. Note that only the disc version of the PS5 is going on pre-order on May 27, not the Digital Edition. So far, the PS5 Digital Edition has gone on sale only once in India, and there is no word when Sony will make it available for buying again.

The last PS5 India pre-order was a blink-and-miss affair, with the console(s) going out of stock in a matter of minutes, and chances are things would be very similar in this round of sales. Sony does not reveal the exact number of units it puts up on sale, but chances are the numbers won’t be very high.

PS5 was globally made available in November last year, followed by a February launch in India. Even though Sony has already sold many of these consoles, demand has been way more than supply, meaning it has simply been unable to meet them. The situation seems even worse in India, where the console, especially the PS5 Digital Edition, is almost six months late.

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The console will be pre-ordered on May 27, 12 PM, across online channels ranging from Shop at SC, to Croma and Vijay Sales. Though not explicitly announced, the PS5 is also expected to sell simultaneously across Flipkart, Amazon, and other prominent online retail websites.

PlayStation 5

Of course, Sony’s official online store, ShopatSC, will be one of the significant sales points and will take orders for PS5 from noon on May 27 till stocks last. The standard edition is priced at Rs 49,990. Those who pre-order from Sony’s website can expect deliveries to start around June 7. The console is also listed on e-comm sites like Flipkart as coming soon, but no date has been mentioned yet. Amazon can also take orders for the same considering its high demand, but no announcement or indication has been made.

PS5 Digital edition, which comes without a disc drive and costs Rs 10,000 less than the standard edition, was made available in India for pre-orders on May 17, along with the pricier standard edition. However, consumers binged on the sale, and it went out of stock in seconds. While some websites showed “currently unavailable” or “sold out” within minutes of their launch, others got erratic traffic and failed to load to take orders.

May 27 is also expected when consumers face a hustle booking the gaming console. Get live Stock Prices from the BSE, NSE, and US Market, and the latest NAV and portfolio of Mutual Funds; check out the newest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by using an Income Tax Calculator, know the market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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