PS5 India Restock: PlayStation 5 pre-orders go live on September 26th

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The PS5 September restock is almost here. On Monday, Amazon India briefly put up a banner detailing a PlayStation 5 restock planned for September 26th. The promotion, which coincides with Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale – beginning September 23 – was eventually dropped, leading many to speculate that the promotion went up a little earlier. According to the banner, Sony will be selling both digital and Blu-ray-equipped PlayStation 5 consoles this time. There are no price changes either, with the disc-less digital variant costing Rs. 39,990 while the beefier disc version is listed at Rs. 49,990.

At the end of last month, Sony increased the prices of its current-generation console in several foreign markets. This includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM) and Canada. However, the PS5 prices in India and the US remain unaffected.

As usual with previous pre-order campaigns, an official announcement should be expected closer to September 26th. The banner on Amazon also noted that pre-orders would go live at 12pm as usual.

This would be the first time Sony has returned to stock of both PS5 variants at the same time since May. Previously, the Japanese company made the console available in a bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, the PlayStation-exclusive action RPG that released back in February.

With the September 26 restock, customers will only get the console that comes with the Astro’s Playroom platform game installed by default. Currently, the pre-order pages are not live at any major online retailer. Based on what we’ve seen in the past, the PS5 is expected to be available for pre-order from the aforementioned Amazon India, Croma, Flipkart, Game Loot, Games The Shop, Reliance Digital, ShopatSC, and Vijay Sales.

Even Sony Center has yet to post the PS5 pre-order ad on its website or Instagram handle. Another indication that Amazon India was hasty.

Getting a PS5 console has been a long struggle around the world – thanks to the pandemic leading to global chip shortages and inventory battles. Similar to flash sales, the PS5 pre-order campaigns work on a first-come-first-serve basis, so you better be quick. Additionally, the digital storefronts have proven unable to handle the server loads, with Flipkart and Reliance Digital notorious for canceling pre-orders due to technical issues.

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