Sony taps pandemic-driven boom in gaming consoles, to launch PS5 in India on February 2

On Friday, in a statement Sony Corp said it will launch its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console in India in coming weeks; the development marks Sony trying to capitalize the pandemic-driven boom in gaming.

“We are happy to announce that PS5 shall be launched in India on 2nd of February 2021,” tweeted Sony.

Preorders for the console will begin on January 12 with consumers being able to order it at major retailers, including Flipkart and Amazon, said Sony.

In November 2020, Microsoft Corp launched two models of its Xbox gaming console, seven years after the debut of the previous version; Sony launched the PS5 in core markets two days later.

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