The PlayStation 5 is back, back. Today at 12 p.m. (noon), the Rs equipped with discs. 49,990 PS5s will go on sale for a sixth time in India, just two weeks after the previous round. It’s basically the same restock split into two batches, it seems. There’s no word on the PS5 Digital Edition, which I assume sold out last week. All Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Games The Shop, Prepaid Gamer Card, Reliance Digital, Sony Center and Vijay Sales will once again have the PlayStation 5 in stock in India. Of course, the biggest worry is how long that stock will last (seconds if not a minute at most), if some sites will even be able to handle the load (you know who you are), or if your PS5 pre-order will even hold. after it passes (again, you know who you are).
The only relief right now is that restrictions on deliveries have eased in most (if not all) parts of India. That said, the official Sony Center ShopAtSC website continues with the same boilerplate: “We intend to deliver your allocated inventory around August 6, 2021 and beyond – but please expect a delay in our services. delivery which may be affected due to the regulations imposed by the lockdown. / curfew in your localities. While the rest of the crowd – Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Games The Shop, Prepaid Gamer Card, Reliance Digital and Vijay Sales – didn’t give us ship dates, expect them to be in line with the SonyCenter. It might even end up being sooner, given that several customers have reported that their PS5 pre-orders have shipped well before the announced shipping date the last couple of times.
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How to pre-order the PS5 on ShopAtSC
Sony India Sony Center retail stores have their own website where you can buy PlayStation 5. ShopAtSC offers free home delivery from the nearest Sony Center, but you can also choose to pick up from the nearest store . If they are open where you live.
You will need an account to purchase the PS5 from ShopAtSC. Create one in advance to speed up checkout. If you’ve already purchased a PS5, you won’t be able to purchase another from the same account, ShopAtSC says. The site has a notification button in case you want to set it up.
ShopAtSC offers low cost EMI on select credit cards and easy EMI options on most debit and credit cards.
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How to pre-order the PS5 on Amazon
The PS5 restock is also available on Amazon’s Indian subsidiary, which will offer free door-to-door delivery nationwide. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member to get free shipping.
You will need an account to purchase the PS5 from Amazon. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Amazon offers no-fee EMI on HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and SBI Bank cards, as well as simple EMI options on most debit and credit cards. You can get unlimited 5% refund with ICICI Bank Amazon Pay credit card.
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How to Pre-Order PS5 on Vijay Sales
Mumbai-headquartered Vijay Sales also offers the PS5 on its website. Like Croma, its stores have opened across India. It will also offer free home delivery on every purchase.
You don’t need an account to buy the PS5 from Vijay Sales, but you will need to provide your mobile number and email address as a guest.
Vijay Sales is offering 5% cash back up to Rs. 3,000 on American Express credit cards. There are simple EMI options on HDFC Bank debit cards and some credit cards. You can also earn Rs. 375 under the free MYVS Rewards scheme.
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How to pre-order PS5 on Flipkart
Walmart-owned Flipkart has also restocked the PlayStation 5 for pre-orders in India. It will also offer free door-to-door delivery across India.
It should be noted that Flipkart has struggled to handle PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders in the past, with customers claiming they were intimidated by Flipkart Support to cancel their orders.
You will need an account to purchase the PS5 from Flipkart. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Flipkart offers simple EMI options on most debit and credit cards. You can get unlimited 5% cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit cards.
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How to pre-order the PS5 on Croma
Tata-owned Croma will also offer online PS5 restocking. Its stores are now open in most locations, but the PlayStation 5 can only be pre-ordered on its website. Free home delivery will be available for every order.
You will need an account to purchase Croma’s PS5. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Croma offers easy EMI options on most credit cards. You can avail 5% cashback up to Rs. 2,000 on HDFC Bank credit cards, 7.5% cashback up to Rs. 3,000 on EMI transactions with HDFC Bank credit cards, or a Croma gift card worth 5% up to Rs. 1,000 on credit and debit card transactions.
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How to pre-order the PS5 on Reliance Digital
Reliance Digital, managed by Mukesh Ambani, will also bring the PS5 online in India. All orders will receive free home delivery.
It should be noted that Reliance Digital has struggled to handle PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders, going as far as to cancel lots of orders because he had overbooked.
You will need an account to purchase the PS5 from Reliance Digital. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Reliance Digital is offering 10% cash back up to Rs. 5,000 on SBI Bank credit cards. You can get Rs. 1,500 instant discount and also enjoy easy EMI options with most popular banks.
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How to pre-order the PS5 on a prepaid gamer card
The Bengaluru-based online game store Prepaid Gamer Card also has the PS5 back in stock. It also offers free home delivery anywhere in India, if deliveries are available.
Be warned, the prepaid player card has a habit of pushing bundling to insane lengths. In May, it forced customers to buy half a dozen games and accessories with their PlayStation 5, with the total exceeding Rs. 85,000. The PS5 costs Rs. 49,990 alone.
You don’t need an account to buy the PS5 from a prepaid gamer card. But the website will create one for you during the checkout process, so you can have one. Of course, you’ll also need to provide an email address if you don’t have an account yet.
Buy PlayStation 5 on a prepaid gamer card
How to pre-order the PS5 from Games The Shop
Dedicated game store Games The Shop will let you pre-order the PS5, with free door-to-door delivery across India. If his website manages to stay active, it is. Games The Shop has been a repeat offender in this regard.
You don’t need an account to buy the PS5 from Games The Shop, but you will need to provide an email address. It also has a notification button for stock availability.
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