Sony has announced a limited-time offer for its PlayStation 5 console in India and some other countries, where the price of the standard edition has been reduced by a significant margin. The PS5, which normally costs Rs 49,990 in India, is now available for Rs 42,490 at participating retailers until August 10th. This is a discount of Rs 7,500, or around 16 per cent.
The price drop promotions come just as Sony has announced it has sold 40 million PS5s since the console’s launch in 2020. PS5 shipments have increased this year after Sony revealed it has tripled the number of consoles it shipped from January to March at 6.3 million units compared to 2 million in the same period last year.
A temporary PS5 price drop is also in place just before Sony is expected to announce a PS5 Slim model. Reports last year revealed that Sony was preparing for a PS5 with a detachable disc drive for September 2023.
Microsoft referenced the rumours in the FTC vs Microsoft hearing recently, predicting that the PS5 Slim could be priced at $399.99. If such pricing is accurate, the PS5 Slim would maintain the same price point as the Digital Edition of the PS5 but potentially offer consumers the choice to add a disc drive at a later date.
This is a great opportunity for gamers who have been waiting to get their hands on the PS5, which offers stunning graphics, fast loading times, adaptive triggers, 3D audio, and an impressive lineup of exclusive games. The PS5 is also backwards compatible with most PS4 games, so you can enjoy your old favourites on the new console.