The rest of the world was lucky enough to get their hands on the Sony PlayStation 5 in November, but Indians don’t share the same luck. Buyers in the country are still patiently waiting for an official PS5 release date announcement from Sony.

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.

 

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Import the PS5 at your own risk

While 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.”

 

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