Fans of the Sony PS5 have been waiting for more news about the rebuilding of the console in the country. Well, it seems that you do not have to wait any longer, as there has been more news that a pre-order will take place on June 23, ie the day after tomorrow. The official Sony store has announced it as well as online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart, Vijay Sales and GamesTheShop. The real kicker is that the listing for the digital version of the PS5 has also been announced. From what we can tell, many users have been waiting for the cheaper Digital Edition. It certainly makes sense, as more modern gamers prefer the availability of digital purchases and games. Pre-orders start on June 23 at 12.00
According to the official Sony Center, ie. Shop at SC, users can expect delivery of the “allocated stocks around July 3, 2021 and onwards”. The PS5 has a handful of exclusives such as Returnal (review), Demon Souls, Astro’s Playroom, Destruction AllStars, to name a few. Top-heavy hits like Spider-Man Miles Morales (review), Sackboy: A Big Adventure and more are also available on PS4. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (review) is exclusive to PS5 only. The market for Blu-Ray discs is not as big in India as anywhere else in the world, so we think more devices of Digital Edition will be shipped this time. Or at least we hope they do.
It has been difficult in India to get a next generation console. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X (review) are hard to get, and a big reason for this is the persistent global chip shortage. You can learn more about this.
Despite the global shortage, Sony says the PS5 is the best-selling console with more than 7.8 million units sold. Sony still has much-anticipated games such as God of War: Ragnarok and Horizon: Forbidden West, scheduled to launch in 2022 and 2021 for the PS5, respectively.