The way Sony India acted with the launch of the PS5 has been less than desirable from the players’ perspective. Sony announced a pre-order for its newest console two months after the official global launch date in India. And after the initial round of pre-orders, the company did not officially bring any refueling to India.
As the rumors were, the company was ready to bring PS5 stocks to India in late March. But, according to this IGN India report, the Prepaidgamercard store, based in Bengaluru, reported that the replenishment date has been moved to April.
This is in direct conflict with news from the Croma and Sony Centers, which informed people that refueling would take place in March. Earlier reports stated that refueling was delayed and would apparently be set for the second week of April.
But, like most, we recommend that users do not take this news as confirmed information, and this is based on Sony’s attitude towards consumers in India. And this confusion is fueled by the fact that Sony has maintained a steel silence when it comes to the PS5 in India. The comment from Sony PlayStation India chief Prosenjit Ghosh in 2020 made it clear that the PS5 is not even a priority for the company.
Potential PS5 buyers and gamers are naturally enraged by this blatant disregard for them. Considering that the US and other territories are receiving regular refills and even the Xbox Series X has received multiple refills since it had a timely launch in India, the situation with the PS5 is even more unpleasant.
Sony said its consoles’ market share in India is the largest and still manages to ignore the restocking of its newest console. And it’s not like there’s no demand for the console in India, and in fact, the Indian gaming community has been vehemently asking for refueling.