If you are looking to get your hands on a PS5 in March, it looks like you will have to wait a bit longer. A report from IGN India suggests that the PS5 (review), scheduled to be restocked in India at the beginning of March, will now be available towards the end of the month.
According to the IGN report, “Our sources tell us that Sony had an internal meeting on February 20 to ascertain its plans for the coming quarter. One of its priorities, aside from ensuring adequate PS5 restocks, is to bring in the PS4 in large quantities, despite a price hike. However, due to ongoing supply chain issues, shipments of both consoles slated to hit India at the beginning of the month have been pushed back”.
In a statement to the Twitter handle, @PS5India Sony India said, “We have communicated to all our channel partners to not accept and/or collect any advance payment for PS5 until they receive any further official information about PS5 re-stocking from Sony India. Furthermore, we have informed our partners not to make any commitment to the consumers around the availability of PS5 re-stock in India. We would urge the channel partners and consumers to stay in touch with the official Sony platforms for further information”.
NEW: Statement from Sony India on PS5 Restock Advance Deposits:
We have communicated to all our channel partners to not accept and/or collect any advance payment for PS5 until they receive any further official information about PS5 re-stocking from Sony India. (1/2)
— Is PS5 Out in India? (@PS5India) March 1, 2021
In an interview with the Washington Post, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said, “Demand was greater than we anticipated. Along with the complexities of the supply chain issues, resulted in a slightly lower supply than we initially anticipated.” Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed that the PS5 and Xbox Series X (review) will be in short supply for the first half of 2021.
Sony recently held the first State of Play for 2021. The event was about 30 minutes long and focused on 10 games coming to the PS5. You can check out all the announcements here. It was recently reported that Sony would unlock the expandable SSD capability of the PS5 in the summer of 2021. You can learn more about it here. If you are confused about which next-gen console is right for you, you can check out our in-depth comparison here or watch the video below.