Update: 2 March 2021, 4:46 PM: It looks like the PS5 India restock has been delayed till the end of March 2021. This story has been updated to reflect the same.
Update: 23 Feb 2021, 10:39 AM: The story has been updated to reflect the change in status from "Sold Out" to "Notify Me" on Sony India's official online store.
Sony's PS5 gaming console went on pre-order in India on January 12. It launched in India on February 2. If you weren't one of the fortunate few that got the console at launch, then it looks like you will have to wait for some time before the console is officially available in India again.
After the first wave of pre-orders, Sony confirmed that there would not be a second round of pre-orders for the PS5 in India. Now that the console has launched, it is hard to get one from any of the popular online and offline retailers. While units are available via the parallel import market, they are priced quite high and gamers will have to shell out upwards of Rs 80,000 to get one.
As far as Sony India Centres are concerned, IGN India has spoken to several of them and there is no information on when the console will be back in stock. However, Sony's official online store, ShopatSC has changed the listing for the console from "Sold Out" to "Notify Me". Users can click here and leave their information like Name, email-ID, mobile number and pin code. So, it is possible that we may see stocks of the PS5 coming to India soon. The information of the change comes from Twitter user @ps5India.
New information suggests that the PS5 will not be available till the end of March 2021. You can learn more about it here.
Online the console was available via a number of retailers and below are the links to their respective PS5 product page or PlayStation 5 home page for you to track.
The launch of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X marks the beginning of the new console generation. You can check out our review of the PS5 here and our review of the Xbox Series X here. Microsoft has officially said that the Xbox Series X will be in short supply for the near future. If you haven't got a next-gen system and are confused which is the right one for you, you can check out our comparison between the PS5 and Xbox Series X here.
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