Sony to launch PlayStation 5 in India in February

Preorders for PS5 will begin on January 12 and will be available for orders at major retailers


Reuters January 01, 2021
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Sony said on Friday its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console will be launched in India in the coming weeks as it tries to capitalise on the pandemic-driven boom in gaming.

“We are happy to announce that PS5 shall be launched in India on the 2nd of February 2021,” the Japanese firm tweeted from its PlayStation India Twitter handle.

Preorders for PS5 will begin on January 12 and will be available for orders at major retailers, including Amazon and Flipkart, the tech firm said.

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Sony is seeing "very considerable" demand for its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console via pre-orders, its gaming chief said, as the tech firm targets pole position in the race to tap the growth of gaming globally with the device's November 12 launch.

Sony pre-sold as many PS5 consoles in the first 12 hours in the United States as in the first 12 weeks for its predecessor PlayStation 4 device, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in an interview.

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The PS5 launch comes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that has boosted gaming companies but also disrupted retail networks, games development, and manufacturing supply chains around the world.

Microsoft launched two models of its Xbox gaming console in November, seven years after the debut of the previous version, while Sony launched its PS5 in core markets two days later.

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