PlayStation 5 will be back in stock in India on August 26 at noon. Sony’s own online store has updated its PS5 console page with the pre-order date. Along with Sony’s e-store, the console will likely be available for pre-order through other online platforms that previously had the console for sale as well. Listings for the PS5 are live on several such websites, but with no date. PlayStation 5 launched worldwide in November last year and arrived in India in February this year.
The PS5 last went on pre-order in India on July 26 and, like all previous units, sold out in minutes. Now, a month later, the console will be available for pre-order again, giving interested shoppers another chance to grab one if they’re lucky. Sony’s online store Shopatsc.com has announced the date on August 26 from 12 noon.
While other websites such as Amazon, Flipkart, Games The Shop, Vijay Sales, Prepaid Gamer Card, Croma, and Game Loot have listed the console, no pre-order date has been mentioned suggesting that they will go live through these offers on the same date, 26 August.
Only the standard edition of the PS5 is available for pre-order on the date and will cost Rs. 49,990. You get the console and one DualSense controller in the box.
Since its launch in November last year, PlayStation 5 has been dealing with stock issues worldwide and a large number of people are still waiting to get their hands on the console. Interestingly, towards the end of last month, Sony revealed that it had sold more than 10 million PS5 consoles worldwide since its launch on July 18. The company also said that the PS5 has become the fastest-selling console ever.
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