Okay, we know the PlayStation 5 craze is through the roof, and have already read several reports of frauds and scammers, but it has all gotten out of hand now.
Gangs in the UK are targeting PS5 delivery trucks, and use special techniques to rob them of their entire cargo. A report from The Times provides details on the “rollover” technique being used by gangs to secure PS5 consoles illegally. It involves using cars to pen in delivery trucks as they’re driving and then having one of the criminals scale their own vehicle before breaking into the moving truck, stealing what’s inside. The technique has reportedly being widely used, with 27 instances reported up to September. The report mentions that these figures have been going up in recent weeks due to pre-Christmas deliveries.
It is still unclear if these thefts will affect Sony’s massive festive stock.
PlayStation 5’s Status In India
While UK is dealing with its problems of delivery trucks being robbed, Indians are still patiently waiting on the consoles to officially arrive in India. But a new report by The Mako Reactor claims that Sony’s local retail stores in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai have been informing customers about the PlayStation 5 officially releasing in India in January next year.
According to the report, the stores in the four metropolitan cities have a received some form of loose confirmation, and were passing that along to a few customers. But Sony India, however, has denied those claims, and claim they’re still working on an official launch date for India. “Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has not yet announced a launch date for PS5 in India. We will share an update on a launch date for India as soon as more information becomes available; meanwhile please continue to monitor the official PlayStation channels,” a Sony spokesperson was quoted by The Mako Reactor as saying.
we understand Indians can get impatient sitting around waiting for an official release date, but whatever you do, don’t import.
MensXP got a confirmation from Sony reps that the scalper-supplied PS5 grey market units will get no India warranty. According to the report, Sony’s official said, “We advise our customers to check for the official Sony India Warranty card at the time of purchase to avail warranty benefits within India and in this context, it is important to note that PlayStation products marketed by Sony India are certified based on India safety standards stipulated by BIS.”