Despite an unprecedented demand, gamers in India are waiting eagerly for Sony’s latest PlayStation 5.
Gaming experts have advised not to buy the Sony PlayStation 5 in India right now.
The PS5 console was made available in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea starting November 12. And the global roll-out began on November 19.
Though the global roll-out included Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa, Sony retail stores in India are yet to receive their stock.
According to reports, the Sony PS5 gaming consoles are now available in some un-authorized retailer stores in India, and are being sold for as much as Rs 90,000.
But the Sony PS5 consoles bought from un-authorized outlets are without warranty coverage.
Sony is yet to announce the official launch date for the console in India. The prices for PS5 in India have already been announced.
Sony’s launch of its new gaming console PlayStation 5 is reportedly its biggest launch ever.
And because of an unprecedented demand, Sony plans to add more PS5 inventory before the end of 2020.
“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers,” a tweet by the official Play Station account read.
The PS5 comes in two variants, the gaming console and the digital edition. The gaming console is priced at ?49,990 while the digital edition is priced at ?39,990.
And both PS5 models will have the same specs. The PS5 is powered by the octa-core x86-64-AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 2’ CPU that clocks up to 3.5 GHz.
The GPU is an AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine with ray tracing acceleration which clocks up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS). The console comes with a GDDR6 16GB RAM and 825GB SSD.
It is equipped with the ‘Tempest’ 3D AudioTech. It has two USB Type-A ports and two USB Type-C ports for connectivity.