It has been more than a month since the new PlayStation 5 began to be launched globally. However, due to the impact of the pandemic, Sony’s factories have encountered production stagnation and serious shortages of production capacity.
As a result, the PS5 is hard to find all over the world after it’s release. The shortage of PS5 is much severe than that of previous generation PS4. In many markets it’s yet to be released(eg. China). But for Indian market, release date is moved.
According to the information recently released by Sony PlayStation India’s official Twitter, the new Sony PS5 game console will be available for pre-sale on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games The Shop, Shop at Sony Center, Vijay Sales along with other authorized retailers. on January 12th 2021 at 12 pm. and official sales will start on February 2nd.
In various markets in the world, video game enthusiasts were not able to get their hands on PlayStation5 even after the release because of the shortage. But it may not be the case for Indian gamers, as global supply chains are starting to stabilize.
In terms of other parameters, the PS5 series provides two versions of optical drive and digital version without optical drive, equipped with AMD’s custom 8-core Zen 2 CPU 3.5GHz (supports frequency conversion). The graphics card is AMD’s custom GPU with RDNA2 architecture. The frequency is up to 2.23GHz, it supports 10.28 trillion floating-point operations per second, it supports 120Hz/8K output, 3D sound effects, etc., and it is directly backward compatible with PS4 games.
In addition, the company’s CEO Jim Ryan also confirmed that among the thousands of backward-compatible PS4 games, “99%” of the games can be played on the PS5, and the expected lifespan of the PS5 is up to 4 years.
Price for PlayStation 5 digital only version will be ₹39,999 and for the regular version of PlayStation5 price will be ₹49,999. There are multiple accessories that can be bought with PlayStation5, The dedicated PULSE 3D wireless headset will cost around ₹8,590. Extra wireless DualSense controller can be purchased for ₹5,990 and ₹2,590 extra for the charging station. PlayStation4 controllers can be used with PlayStation5 but only games developed for PlayStation4 can be played with it.