The year-end PS5 top-up is here. At 12 noon today, the Rs. 49,990 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray-equipped variant of Sony’s elusive next-gen console, the PlayStation 5, will be pre-ordered in India. This is only the 11th time the PS5 has been made available since it was launched in India in February. If your trying to buy PS5 online you can do it at Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, GameLoot, Games The Shop, Reliance Digital, Sony Center, and Vijay Sales. Whether or not you actually land one is of course the bigger question as Sony India struggles month after month securing enough PS5 shares for India. Industry insider Rishi Alwani, formerly at Gadgets 360, has noted that the PS5 will be more limited than usual on December 28th. That doesn’t bode well for those looking to buy PS5 today.
Unfortunately, that’s far from the only hassle of buying a PlayStation 5 in India. Each time, several online retailers have proven to be overwhelmed. Croma and Games The Shop are routine criminals – even Amazon has had trouble once or twice. Additionally, Croma, Flipkart, and Reliance Digital are also known to cancel PlayStation 5 pre-orders due to their own technical challenges. And while delivery restrictions have eased, Sony Center’s ShopAtSC website continues with their prime example: “We intend to keep your assigned inventory at your locations by the 12th lockdown / curfew.”
While the rest of the official PS5 online retailers – Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, GameLoot, Games The Shop, Reliance Digital, and Vijay Sales – didn’t give us shipping dates, expect it to be in line with Sony Center’s estimates. In fact, it could be before January 12th. For the PlayStation 5 replenishment in June, July, August and October, several customers reported on groups and forums that their PS5 pre-orders were shipping before the advertised shipping date.
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How to pre-order PS5 from ShopAtSC
Sony India’s retail stores, Sony Center, have their own website that you can use to purchase PlayStation 5. ShopAtSC offers free home delivery from the nearest Sony Center, but you can also pick up at the nearest store from January 12th.
You need an account to buy the PS5 at ShopAtSC. Create one in advance to expedite checkout. If you’ve bought a PS5 before, you can’t buy another using the same account, says ShopAtSC. The site has a “Notify Me” button in case you want to set this up.
ShopAtSC offers low-cost EMIs for select credit cards and simple EMI options for most debit and credit cards.
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How to pre-order PS5 from Amazon India
PS5 replenishment is also available at Amazon’s Indian subsidiary, which offers free home delivery across India. You don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member to get free shipping.
You need an account to buy the PS5 on Amazon. Create one in advance to expedite checkout.
Amazon offers free EMI for select cards and basic EMI options for most debit and credit cards. With the Amazon Pay ICICI bank credit card you get 5 percent unlimited cashback and 10 percent instant discount up to Rs. 1,000 with Axis Miles & More credit cards.
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How to pre-order PS5 from Vijay Sales
Vijay Sales, headquartered in Mumbai, is also offering the PS5 on its website – its stores have also opened across India. It also offers free home delivery with every purchase.
You don’t need an account to buy the PS5 at Vijay Sales, but as a guest you need to provide your mobile phone number and email address.
Vijay Sales offers 7.5 percent cashback up to Rs. 5,000 on EMI transactions with American Express credit cards, 5 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,000 on RBL credit and debit cards, and EMI transactions with Bank of Baroda credit cards.
There are simple EMI options for HDFC bank debit cards and select credit cards. You can also earn Rs. 375 as part of the free MYVS Rewards program.
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How to pre-order PS5 on Flipkart
Flipkart owned by Walmart has also restocked PlayStation 5 for pre-orders in India. It will also offer free home delivery across India.
It’s worth noting that Flipkart has had problems serving both PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders in the past as customers claimed they were bullied by Flipkart support into canceling their orders.
You need an account to buy the PS5 from Flipkart. Create one in advance to expedite checkout.
Flipkart offers 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit cards and 10 percent instant discount on Punjab National debit and credit cards. There are also easy EMI options for most debit and credit cards.
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Pre-order PS5 from Croma
Tata-owned Croma will also offer the PS5 online. Stores are now open in most locations, but PlayStation 5 can only be pre-ordered on the website. Free home delivery is offered for every order.
You need an account to purchase the Croma PS5. Create one in advance to expedite checkout.
Croma offers 5 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,500 on EMI transactions with Citi Bank credit cards and 5 percent instant discounts up to Rs. 2,000 on Citi Bank debit and credit cards. Croma also offers easy EMI options for most credit cards.
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How to pre-order PS5 on Reliance Digital
Reliance Digital, operated by Mukesh Ambani, will also launch the PS5 in India. All orders qualify for free home delivery.
It’s worth noting that Reliance Digital struggled to service both PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders, and went so far as to cancel many orders because they were overbooked.
You will need an account to purchase the Reliance Digital PS5. Create one in advance to expedite checkout.
Reliance Digital offers 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 10,000 (if the cart value is greater than 50,000 rupees) on EMI transactions with ZestMoney, 7.5 percent discount up to rupees. 5,000 on American Express cards and 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,500 with OneCard credit cards. You can also avail of basic EMI options from most major banks.
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How to pre-order PS5 from GameLoot
The well-known reseller GameLoot is also offering the PS5 for sale. It also offers free home delivery across India.
You don’t need an account to buy the GameLoot PS5, but you do need to provide an email address and phone number. GameLoot has a notification option that will notify you when the replenishment occurs.
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Pre-order PS5 at Games The Shop
You can pre-order the PS5 in Games The Shop, including free home delivery anywhere in India. If the website manages to stay up to date, that is.
You don’t need an account to purchase the PS5 from Games The Shop, but you do need to provide an email address. It also has a notification button for stock availability.
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