Sony PlayStation 5 restocking: Sony recently hosted the second pre-order sale for its PlayStation 5 console in India and it ended within minutes. This was the first large-scale restocking after the first round of pre-orders in January. The company hasn’t officially declared the next sale date, however, a new report says the third sale could take place next month. Also Read – Sony PlayStation 5 Seconds Preorders Sold Out Minutes After Going Live
According to a new report through IGN India, the next PS5 India restock date is slated for June 2021. It further states that the company brought back stocks of the game console in April and has not made all units available for sale until present due to the ongoing pandemic. Also Read – Sony PlayStation Studios Working On Over 25 New PlayStation 5 Games: Report
The report also states that one of the reasons Sony isn’t holding up is the release of the new exclusive, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, which will take place on June 11. Citing anonymous sources close to development IGN India states that “the company wants to avoid the bad publicity of releasing its big exclusive first half without a console to play it.” Also Read – Xbox Series X pre-orders in India listed before PS5 pre-orders
In the third sale, we can expect to see greater availability of the PS5 Digital Edition. However, as of yet, there is no news on the availability of PS5 accessories outside of the Sony DualSense controller.
Sony PlayStation 5: Price in India
Sony PlayStation 5 is priced at Rs 49,990 for the standard disc variant and at Rs 39,990 for the digital edition.
Sony expects PlayStation 5 shortages to continue through 2022
As a reminder, the Sony group after its call for results at the end of April during a briefing reportedly told analysts that it was struggling to meet the high demand for its latest console. This is partly due to component shortages and secondly to excessive demand. Officials did not comment on the official deadline for the supply to normalize, but said they expected these shortages to continue until next year.