How expensive is the PS5 in India when compared to the rest of the world?
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How expensive is the PS5 in India when compared to the rest of the world?

Team Digit   Oct 19, 2020

After much anticipation, Sony finally revealed the price of the PS5 in India and its mostly in line with what people expected, especially since the international price of the console and the release date was already known. If you want to see how the price of the PS5 compares to the Xbox Series X/S, then you can do so here. As of writing this story, we still don't know the official launch date of the PS5 in India. 

Just for fun, today we are going to take a look at how expensive the PS5 is in India when compared to other markets. A disclaimer - these prices are the official prices announced by Sony

One of the reasons why it's interesting to see how the price of the console in India compares to the international price is because in the past if you had a relative or a friend travelling to an international country, you could always ask them to carry one if it was cheaper in that country. With 2020 being the year that it is, you will have to resort to purchasing it officially in your own country. So, here is a glimpse of how the PS5 price in India compares to the world. The price comparison is that of direct conversion. We are using XE.com to convert the price.  

PS5 India Price

To recap, the price of the PS5 with a disc drive in India is Rs 49,990 and the price of the PS5 Digital Edition is Rs 39,990.

PS5 US Price

In the US, the price of the PS5 is $499.99 and the PS5 digital edition is priced at $399.99. This translates to Rs 36,680 and Rs 29,343 respectively

PS5 Canada Price

In Canada, the price of the PS5 is $629.99 and the PS5 digital edition is priced at $499.99. This translates to Rs 35,066 and Rs 27,830 respectively

PS5 Europe Price

In the EU, the price of the PS5 is Euro 499.99 and the PS5 digital edition is priced at Euro 399.99. This translates to Rs 43,063 and Rs 34,450 respectively

PS5 UK Price

In the UK, the price of the PS5 is 449.99 GBP and the PS5 digital edition is priced at 359.99 GBP. This translates to Rs 42,933 and Rs 34,346 respectively

PS5 Japan Price

In Japan, the price of the PS5 is 49,980 Yen and the PS5 digital edition is priced at 39,980 Yen. This translates to Rs 34,810 and Rs 27,845 respectively

PS5 Australia Price

In Australia, the price of the PS5 is $749.95 and the PS5 digital edition is priced at $599.95. This translates to Rs 39,052 and Rs 31,240 respectively

It’s safe to say that the PS5 is the most expensive in India followed by the EU, then the UK and lastly, Australia. If you were to get a PS5 internationally it looks like it will be available the cheapest in Japan and Canada, followed by the US as far as currency conversion is concerned. It is obvious that India has high taxes and duties on electronics like gaming consoles making the hobby a lot less accessible to potential customers. In terms of USD, the price of the PS5 in India which is Rs 49,990 translates to $681 and the PS5 Digital Edition priced at Rs 39,990 translates to $545. 

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