Earlier on Tuesday, PlayStation 5 India pre-orders went live and vanished within minutes if they existed at all. On Tuesday, January 12, Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Games The Store, Reliance Digital, Sony Hub, and Vijay Sales launched online PS5 pre-orders at 12 pm.
And by 12:10pm, all pages either showed “sold out,” failed to load and/or crashed, or were never able to accommodate traffic in the first place. It all suggested that the PS5 market in India had been severely underestimated by Sony, or maybe it did not have enough units on offer to begin with. PlayStation 5, after all, has faced stock shortages worldwide.
Problems from the get-go were also present. The only option given to Indian PlayStation fans was the Rs. 49,990 PlayStation 5 with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive, as Sony decided not to bring the PS5 Digital Edition to India at this time.
If you have managed to snag a PS5 pre-order, what you get is the PS5 console and an included game (Astro’s Playroom) in February (assuming the overbooking situation with Xbox Series X does not repeat). Starting on February 2, PS5 pre-orders will be completed, with some retailers allowing pick-ups on the day of launch.
You can also pre-order additional DualSense controllers at Rs. 5,990 each, alongside the console. The DualShock 4 works on the PS5 and the Rs. 2,590 Media Remote.
PS5 stock seems to be gone for now, but you can keep an eye on the following websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and register for notifications if you please. You might have better luck checking with a game store near you. Sony India has set up a helpline at 1800-103-7799 to help PlayStation fans find local retailers across India.