PlayStation 5 price in India, release date, pre-orders and availability

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Sony’s long-awaited next-gen console, the PlayStation 5 has finally been unveiled. We now know almost everything about it: its specs, which games will it support, VR capabilities and how it stacks up to the new Xbox Series X on paper. The last piece of the puzzle was when it will land in India.

The new console was showcased a few weeks ago, after which retailers started confirming if they will be pre-order partners. Most western countries will get it on November 12 followed by many more on November 19 in the second wave. Oddly, Sony India had been silent on the matter, leaving fans disgruntled. 

If you’re looking to get a PS5 in India, here are all the details currently available around its pricing, timelines and if it is worth getting over the corresponding Xbox.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next-gen PlayStation console.
  • When will it release? February 2, 2021
  • What will the PS5 cost? Starting at Rs 39,990

PS5 launch date and price in India

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Official Indian pricing of the PlayStation 5
PS5Rs 49,990
PS5 Digital EditionRs 39,990
DualSense ControllerRs 5,990
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Rs 49,990 | Digital Edition: Rs 39,990

The PS5 will be available in India starting February 2. Pre-orders will begin on January 12 at 12 pm, at Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games The Shop, Vijay Sales, Sony and other retailers.

As for pricing, the PS5 will retail for Rs 49,990 while the Digital Edition will be available at Rs 39,990. All the accessories and games will also be available in India at launch.

In comparison, the Xbox Series X is priced at Rs 49,990 and the Series S is priced at Rs 34,990. It is already available for pre-ordering on Amazon (opens in new tab), Reliance Digital and other retailers. 

Specs and features

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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 cheaper PS5 Digital Edition will be slightly slimmer and cheaper. Players will have to rely on digital downloads for their games. In case you planning on using your existing PS4 titles or exchanging games with friends, you should opt for the standard edition. 

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 of a headset. We might also see new PSVR motion controllers later.

As for games, some of the big names include Horizon Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Soul, Resident Evil 8: Village, along with a new Ratchet and Clank game, a new Oddworld title, and a new Gran Turismo title. Most recently, Final Fantasy XVI (a console exclusive to PlayStation), Hogwarts Legacy (a Harry Potter RPG), Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, Five Nights at Freddy's, and God of War: Ragnarok (coming in 2021) have all been confirmed for PS5.

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