Following the Government of India’s decision to hike the custom duty from 10 percent to 20 percent and following the announcement during the Union Budget 2018, Microsoft and Sony have increased the prices of their gaming consoles in India. The Sony PS4 Pro, which was launched in India last year for Rs. 38,990, is now priced at Rs. 41,990. Moreover, price of 500GB and 1TB Sony PS4 Slim variants has now been increased to Rs. 31,990 and Rs. 35,990, respectively. The PS4 Slim was launched in the country last year with price tags of Rs. 28,990 (500GB) and 32,990 (1TB). The Xbox One, which was launched in India for Rs. 44,990 a few days ago, will now cost Rs. 48,490 in the country.
The PS4 Pro will go on sale in India starting February 21, 2018. At the moment, there’s no information regarding the change in price of the Sony PSVR and the Xbox One S, though. This price hike is effective immediately on all the PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and Xbox One X units that will be imported in India. This also means that the price of older units will remain the same, and if you’re lucky enough to get older units, you can still get these gaming consoles at older prices. If you’re a gamer like us, you would be very disappointed with the whole gaming situation. Apart from the increased prices of gaming consoles, it would now cost higher to build a gaming PC due to increasing prices of GPUs which are being used by cryptocurrency miners.
Earlier this month, the PS4 Slim bundle with God of War 3 Remastered, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4 was launched in India, and the bundle even came with a three-month membership of PS Plus. The bundle was launched for just Rs. 28,990, which was a great bang for buck. Right now, if you’re thinking of going with the Xbox One X, the gaming console now has over 100 ‘Enhanced Games’. All the current-generation gaming consoles, including the PS4, PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X, support HDR games for a more immersive gaming experience.