{Review} PlayStation 5 New Era, Half Jump

The PlayStation 5 has finally arrived in India. After multiple bogus PS5 release dates, a belated price reveal, reported trademark troubles, unofficial pre-orders by opportunistic stores, a Twitter campaign by exasperated fans, messages from Sony India that tried to reassure but failed instead, followed by long periods of silence, and failed promises that took the PS5 launch date from late 2020 to February 2, 2021 — the wait is over. At least for those that were lucky enough to grab a pre-order (and not have it cancelled by outlets unable to complete the sale).

Still, the PS5’s arrival in India is a half-launch in some ways given Sony hasn’t brought the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition yet. There’s no release date on that version of the console, which is predictable and in keeping with Sony’s treatment of India. That doesn’t affect this review (though it does affect me as I was looking forward to it), because unlike Microsoft, the two Sony next-gen consoles are all but same, save for the 4K Blu-ray disc drive. The PS5 Digital Edition doesn’t have one. It’s Rs. 10,000 cheaper though. If you don’t invest in physical games, then that’s worth waiting for.

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HIGHLIGHTS
PS5 price in India is Rs. 49,990
DualSense controller is the highlight
PS5 games will cost up to Rs. 5,000

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