It is reported that the Games The Shop website was down 15 minutes before pre-orders started and then did not recover for a long time. Chroma’s server also went down just before pre-order time, but that was quickly fixed. Vijay Sales showed the stock of PS5 to be sold out within 1 minute. Apart from this, the Buy button was never seen on Sony Center and Reliance Digital.
This time also it is the same old story. Sony knows that the demand for this console is high in India, yet the company is bringing in very few units to re-stock. Last Pre-Order Sale A similar situation was also seen in me. People had also told their story on social media. Customers had to say that all the retail stores had shown sold out or out of stock within a chunk second of the start of the sale. Well, we also have to understand the fact that India is not a priority market for PlayStation and on top of that the chances of this situation improving with the increase in global demand in 2022 also looks slim. It may happen that the fans may face similar situation in the coming re-stocks as well.
Sony Center and Flipkart say deliveries are expected to start from June 7. Amazon has set a timeline for shipping between June 8-11. On checking we found that Croma is showing delivery till 11th June in our region. However, due to local restrictions on non-essential goods during the pandemic, delivery times may vary for different regions.
If you haven’t got a PS5 in this sale as well, you can register for the next sale notification at all retail stores. In addition, if there are game stores open near you, you can find information there as well. If you’re lucky, chances are you can get the PS5 offline. Sony India has also set up a helpline at 1800-103-7799 to help PlayStation fans find local retailers across India.