Sony is all set to launch its latest 9th generation gaming console ‘PlayStation 5′ in India on February 2nd, 2021. The most-awaited PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will not be available for sale in India on February 2nd.
A Twitter account tracking the Indian launch of PS5 is the first one to report this news on social media. Meanwhile, a report from IGN also claimed that they had verified the information from retail sources.
The new gaming console was unveiled a few months ago. Retailers around the world then started confirming whether they will become pre-order partners. In western countries, consumers will get their hands on PS5 starting November 12th, 2020. The PS5 stands vertically. There are two versions: a standard edition and a Digital Edition. Compared to the standard edition, the Digital Edition is much thinner since it doesn’t come with a drive.
According to the IGN report, they have contacted Sony to know why the PS5 Digital Edition and accessories will skip the India launch. In return, the company has reverted over email saying, “PS5 Digital Edition and select peripherals (Dual Sense charging station, HD camera, and PS headset) will not be available in the launch window. Please monitor our official channels for updates on release dates.”
This means that only the PlayStation 5 disc drive version will be available for sale in India initially upon launch, along with the Media remote. The IGN report also said that game stores in India have finally gotten their PS5 disc version allocations. With just three days to go for the pre-orders to begin, Sony has not yet announced the pre-orders guidelines.
Some of the big game titles have been confirmed for the PS5, including Horizon Forbidden West, Resident Evil 8: Village, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Final Fantasy XVI, a new Ratchet and Clank game, Hogwarts Legacy, a new Oddworld title, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, a new Gran Turismo title, God of War: Ragnarok, and Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Sony finally announced the launch date for the PlayStation 5 in India earlier this month. The PlayStation 5 with a disc drive is priced at Rs 49,990 in India, while the PlayStation 5 Digital only Edition is priced at Rs 39,990.