Sony PS5 Units Pre Ordered From Restocked Supply in India Will Start Shipping From May 25

The Sony PlayStation 5 has been notoriously out of stock in India and worldwide, and the problems may continue for at least a year.

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If you were finally able to order the Sony PlayStation 5 for yourself in India, you’ll likely get your new gaming console before the end of the month. According to a Flipkart listing, units from the restocked supply of the PS5 will start shipping from May 25 onwards. The Japanese company had started pre-orders for the restocked supply at noon today, a sale that ended in less than an hour, when all of the new units were pre-booked. This included both the digital and disk versions of the PS5, a gaming console that has been in notoriously low supply in the country.

Reports of shortages for the PlayStation 5 have been doing the rounds for months now, ever since the company first announced the device. The company’s problems were probably compounded by the global chip shortages that have affected electronics companies all over the world. India ranks quite low in the order of preference when it comes to PS5 sales, which means the total units Sony ships here were even lower.

According to Sony CFO, Hiroki Totoki, the problems could continue well into 2022. “I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PS5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” he was quoted by Bloomberg as saying recently. Other reports have indicated that the PS5 has already outsold the PS4 in terms of units sold by this point in the new console’s lifetime. Hiroki said the company has sold over 100 million units of the PS4 during its lifetime, and expects the demand for PS5 to remain high.

On the other hand, the PS5 shortage could benefit competitor Microsoft, which had also unveiled its new consoles last year. The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S have impressed both critics and gamers, and the company could have a good shot at capitalising on India’s casual gaming market if it can keep supplies in line with demand. To be fair, the Xbox consoles have also been unavailable in stores and online, but they don’t seem to have as much demand from customers as the PS5 either.

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