Sony stated on Friday its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console might be launched in India within the coming weeks because it tries to capitalise on the pandemic-driven increase in gaming.
“We are happy to announce that PS5 shall be launched in India on the 2nd of February 2021,” the Japanese agency tweeted from its PlayStation India Twitter deal with.
Preorders for PS5 will start on January 12 and might be accessible for orders at main retailers, together with Amazon and Flipkart, the tech agency stated.
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Sony is seeing “very considerable” demand for its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console by way of pre-orders, its gaming chief stated, because the tech agency targets pole place within the race to faucet the expansion of gaming globally with the machine’s November 12 launch.
Sony pre-sold as many PS5 consoles within the first 12 hours in the US as within the first 12 weeks for its predecessor PlayStation 4 machine, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Leisure, stated in an interview.
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The PS5 launch comes within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that has boosted gaming firms but in addition disrupted retail networks, video games growth, and manufacturing provide chains world wide.
Microsoft launched two fashions of its Xbox gaming console in November, seven years after the debut of the earlier model, whereas Sony launched its PS5 in core markets two days later.