Following its October release in North America and some other regions, Sony has finally officially decided to bring its next-gen console to the Indian market. The PlayStation 5's Indian launch date was revealed today along with a few other details.
As seen in the announcement made on Twitter by PlayStation India, the PS5 will be available to purchase in the Indian region on February 2, 2021. Local residents will be able to place their pre-orders in about ten days; from January 12 onwards. Pre-orders will go live at 12:00 PM (IST) on that day.
Sony India has also mentioned some of its official retail partners in the Asian country. These are Amazon India, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games The Shop, Shop at Sony Center, Vijay Sales and more.
As for the price of the video game system in India, this was announced back in October. The PlayStation 5 will set customers back ₹49,990 ($685) whereas the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost ₹39,990 ($550). In context, the US prices are $499 (₹36,470) and $399 (₹29,160) for the respective versions of the console.