On Amazon, the PlayStation 5 was sold out in barely 5 seconds, and on Flipkart, it took just 15 seconds.
Sony’s much-awaited PlayStation 5 was sold out within minutes in India soon after it had been available for pre-order today. Online orders began at 12 pm (noon) today on various e-commerce websites like Amazon, Flipkart, and Sony Center among others. Within minutes, all websites said the PS5 was either sold out or not available disappointing many game enthusiasts.
On Amazon, the PlayStation 5 was sold out in barely 5 seconds, and on Flipkart, it took just 15 seconds. The console was sold out on Sony in four minutes although they got a restock later. Stocks lasted on Croma for 10 minutes and Reliance Digital had it for about 13-14 minutes. Some stores crashed immediately.
Not just India, the PS5 sold out in minutes across the planet leaving many angry.
People were quick to point out their disappointment and anger on Twitter.
— Rahul Singhi (@rahulsinghi) January 12, 2021
@PlayStation @PlayStationIN Too bad about pre-ordering #ps5 in india. it wasn’t even 12:00 and already #Amazon showing as “unavailable” and other sites too.. I think they only had single digit availability of consoles.. very “disappointed”👎👎👎
— Kumaran (@kumarankal) January 12, 2021
Who took em all? #scalpers #ps5 #ps5india #ps5restock #ps5stock #ps5uk #croma #reliancedigital #vijaysales #shopatsc #flipkart #gamestheshop @amazonIN @Flipkart @VijaySales @RelianceDigital @PlayStationIN @Sony @sony_india @GamesTheShop pic.twitter.com/BCypqwjt6T
— Abhishek Varma (@abhishekaevee) January 12, 2021
The gaming console is priced at ₹ 49,900. It comes with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive – the sole option given to Indian PlayStation fans – as Sony decided to not bring PS5 Digital Edition to the country at this moment.
A Reliance Digital store employee said they were allotted two pre-bookings per store which were caught in a frenzy instantaneously.
Sony asked customers to be in contact with retailers for the following order phase and not head to stores to shop for the PS5, keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind.
“PS5 has met with unprecedented enthusiasm by PlayStation fans in India, leading to a stockout during the pre-order period. Keeping the present situation in mind, we kindly urge all customers to stay their health and safety first and refrain from visiting any outlet to pre-order a PS5. Please stay in contact with retailers for future pre-order phase,” Sony said during a statement.
The PlayStation 5 will launch on February 2.