PS5’s May restock is here. Today at 12pm noon, both variants of Sony’s elusive next-gen console — the Rs. 49,990 Blu-ray-equipped PS5, and its Rs. 39,990 disc-less counterpart PS5 Digital Edition — will be up for pre-order in India. Alongside, just as in April, some retailers will also offer a Rs. 54,490 bundle of the Blu-ray PS5 and Gran Turismo 7 that represents a Rs. 499 saving if you were to buy them separately. Gran Turismo 7 released back in March — to heavy backlash from fans owing to microtransactions and grind-based economy — and with Sony India still bundling it, it seems like Sony has more Gran Turismo 7 copies that have remained unsold. Even after last month’s PS5 restock.
If you are trying to buy PlayStation 5 online, you can do that on Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Game Loot, Games The Shop, Reliance Digital, Sony Center, and Vijay Sales. You can also check out game stores near you. Those tend to be a better shot at times. Though as has been the case for over a year now — the PS5 celebrated its first birthday in India earlier in 2022 — the big concern is whether you can actually manage to buy one, given Sony India’s continued inventory struggles.
The May 13 PlayStation 5 restock is just the 16th time Sony’s flagship console is being made available for pre-order in India, since its launch last February. Its Blu-ray-devoid sibling PS5 Digital Edition has fared even poorer, with this being only the 10th time interested buyers have had the opportunity to pre-order one. Of course, that is far from the only hassle with buying a PlayStation 5 in India. Every single time, the likes of Croma and Games The Shop have shown themselves to be unable to handle the load. Even Amazon has had trouble a few times. Additionally, Croma, Flipkart and Reliance Digital are also known for cancelling PS5 pre-orders due to their own technical challenges.
Curiously, Sony Center website ShopAtSC hasn’t given us an expected shipping date for the May 13 PS5 restock. At the time of writing, its FAQ page — which continued to carry a COVID-19 boilerplate long after delivery restrictions had been removed — hasn’t been updated this time around. Going by earlier estimations, the shipping date for the new PS5 pre-orders should be a week to 10 days from May 13. Whatever it is, all official PS5 online retailers — including Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, GameLoot, Games The Shop, Reliance Digital, and Vijay Sales — should be in line with Sony Center. Though at times, we have seen some online retailers ship out their PS5 pre-orders prior to the announced delivery date too.
How to pre-order PS5 on ShopAtSC
Sony India’s retail shops Sony Center have their own website through which you can buy PlayStation 5. ShopAtSC offers free home delivery from the nearest Sony Center, but you can also choose to pick up from the nearest store once the first orders are shipped.
You will need an account to buy the PS5 from ShopAtSC. Create one in advance to speed up checkout. If you previously bought a PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition, you won’t be able to buy another from the same account, ShopAtSC says. The site does have a notify me button in case you want to set that up.
Shop at SC offers low-cost EMIs on select credit cards, and easy EMI options on most debit and credit cards.
Buy PlayStation 5 at ShopAtSC
Buy PlayStation 5 + Gran Turismo 7 bundle at ShopAtSC
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at ShopAtSC
How to pre-order PS5 on Amazon India
The PS5 restock is also available on Amazon’s India affiliate that will offer free home delivery across India. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member to get free delivery.
You will need an account to buy the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition from Amazon. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Amazon offers no-cost EMI on the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card, and easy EMI options on most debit and credit cards. You can get 5 percent unlimited cashback with the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Amazon India
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Amazon India
How to pre-order PS5 on Vijay Sales
Mumbai-headquartered Vijay Sales is also offering the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition on its website — its stores have also opened up across India. It too will offer free home delivery on every purchase.
You do not need an account to buy the PS5 from Vijay Sales, but you will need to provide your mobile number and email address as a guest.
Vijay Sales offers 7.5 percent instant discount up to Rs. 7,500 or Rs. 3,000 on EMI transactions with HSBC and Standard Chartered credit cards respectively, and 10 percent instant discount up to Rs. 2,000 on OneCard credit cards. There’s also a 5 percent instant discount up to Rs. 2,000 on EMI transactions with IndusInd Bank credit cards.
You can also avail 5 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,000 on RBL credit and debit cards, and with EMI transactions on RBL credit cards, and 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,000 on AU Small Finance Bank debit and credit cards.
There are easy EMI options on HDFC Bank debit cards and select credit cards. You can also earn Rs. 375/ Rs. 300/ Rs. 409 as part of the complimentary MYVS Rewards programme.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Vijay Sales
Buy PlayStation 5 + Gran Turismo 7 bundle at Vijay Sales
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Vijay Sales
How to pre-order PS5 on Flipkart
Walmart-owned Flipkart also has PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition restocked for pre-orders in India. It will also offer free home delivery across India.
You will need an account to buy the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition from Flipkart. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Flipkart offers 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit cards, and 10 percent instant discount up to Rs. 1,500 with Citi credit and debit cards.
There are also easy EMI options on most debit and credit cards.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Flipkart
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Flipkart
How to pre-order PS5 on Croma
Tata-owned Croma will also offer the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition online. Its stores are open everywhere, but PlayStation 5 can only be pre-ordered on its website. Free home delivery will be available for every order.
You will need an account to buy the PS5 from Croma. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Croma offers 10 percent instant discount up to Rs. 2,000 on ICICI Bank credit and debit cards, 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 2,500 on EMI transactions with ICICI Bank credit cards if you spend over Rs. 50,000, and 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 1,250 on EMI transactions with ICICI Bank credit cards if you spend less than Rs. 50,000.
You can also avail easy EMI options on most credit cards. Croma also offers a year’s worth of extended warranty for PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition at Rs. 11,499 and Rs. 8,999, respectively.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Croma
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Croma
How to pre-order PS5 on Reliance Digital
Mukesh Ambani-run Reliance Digital will also offer the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition in India. All orders will qualify for free home delivery.
You will need an account to buy the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition from Reliance Digital. Create one in advance to speed up checkout.
Reliance Digital offers Rs. 1,500 cashback on EMI transactions with IndusInd Bank credit cards, and 15 percent cashback up to Rs. 1,000 with Simpl. You can also avail easy or no-cost EMI options with most popular banks’ credit and debit cards.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Reliance Digital
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Reliance Digital
How to pre-order PS5 on Game Loot
Game reseller Game Loot is also offering the PS5 on sale, including both the disc and digital variant. It too offers free home delivery all over India.
You do not need an account to buy the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition from Game Loot, but you will need to provide an email address and phone number. Game Loot offers a notify-me option that will alert you when the restock happens.
Game Loot also offers six months of extended warranty for PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition at Rs. 4,799 and Rs. 3,999, respectively.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Game Loot
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Game Loot
How to pre-order PS5 on Games The Shop
Dedicated games store Games The Shop will let you pre-order the PS5, replete with free home delivery across India. If its website manages to stay up, that is.
You do not need an account to buy the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition from Games The Shop, but you will need to provide an email address. It too has a notify me button for stock availability.
Buy PlayStation 5 at Games The Shop
Buy PlayStation 5 + Gran Turismo 7 bundle at Games The Shop
Buy PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at Games The Shop
PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Which is the best “next-gen” console in India? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.
Xbox Game Pass: Dates Revealed for Assassin’s Creed Origins, For Honor: Marching Fire Edition
Assassin’s Creed Origins and For Honor: Marching Fire Edition were coming to Xbox Game Pass, we knew, but now we have the exact dates. The games were spotted under the ‘Coming Soon’ tab in Xbox Game Pass app with their debut dates. While Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available for play on June 6, the For Honor: Marching Fire Edition will be accessible on May 31. The news comes as other titles such as Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Sniper Elite 5, Cricket 22, and more are also joining Xbox Game Pass for the month. Seven games will be removed from Xbox Game Pass library on May 31.
Last week, Microsoft announced the list of new games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for rest of May on its Xbox Wire blog. Now, there are two more games, Assassin’s Creed Origins and For Honor: Marching Fire Edition that have been seen under the ‘Coming Soon’ tab on the app, listed to be added to the Game Pass on June 6 and May 31, respectively. These games were not named in the May 17 blog.
For Honor: Standard Edition is already available on Xbox Game Pass. While Origins is coming soon to Game Pass, Sony announced last week through its official blog that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be added to the all-new PlayStation Plus game lineup. The game is available to PlayStation Plus Extra, Deluxe, and Premium members as part of Ubisoft Classics. Some games for the rest of May Xbox Game Pass roster will be available for Windows PC, Xbox consoles, and Xbox Cloud. Here’s the complete list of Xbox Game Pass titles for the rest of May:
Xbox Game Pass May 2022 — new games
- Hey Story — PC
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Skate — Cloud
- Umurangi Generation Special Edition — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) — Console and PC
- Farming Simulator 22 — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Vampire Survivors — PC
- Floppy Knights — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker — PC
- Sniper Elite 5 — Console and PC
- Cricket 22 — PC
- Pac-Man Museum — Cloud, Console, and PC
Like every month, Microsoft is also removing games from the roster, as new ones are added to Game Pass. There are seven outgoing titles that gamers can retain by purchasing, offered at a 20 percent discount.
Xbox Game Pass May 2022 — games that will be gone soon
- EA Sports NHL 20 — Console
- Farming Simulator 19 — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Knockout City — Console and PC — EA Play
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest — PC
- Superhot Mind Control Delete — Cloud, Console, and PC
- Yes, Your Grace — Cloud, Console, and PC
Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass is available in India for Rs. 349 per month on PC and Xbox consoles. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, that includes EA Play, Xbox Live Gold/ Xbox network, and game streaming in select markets, costs Rs. 499 per month in India. These new prices went into effect April 1.
New State Mobile May Update Live on Android, iOS; Brings New Map, Weapon, More
New State Mobile May update is currently live on Android and iOS, the game developer Krafton announced on Friday. The list of new things the update adds include a new map, a new weapon, combat leveling system, action feature, and Survivor Pass. The new map is called Underbridge and can be found in the Round Deathmatch mode. A new combat leveling system is also being added to the Round Deathmatch mode. The new gun being introduced is a Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR). The update also brings the Survivor Pass Volume 7. The update also brings a slew of bug fixes for the mobile game with the update.
There are a number of new additions in the New State Mobile 0.9.32 release. The new update brings a new map called Underbridge to the Round Deatchmatch mode. The map has been built for mid-to-long range battles and features two watchtowers so that players can spot the enemies from a distance. Care Packages will not spawn in the new map, unlike in the previous map Arena.
The Round Deathmatch Mode also gets a new combat levelling system in the update. In the new system, players can earn combat experience points based on the outcome of the Team/Round Deathmatch including win, loss, kill, and damage. Players who abandon the match and their team mid-game will not be eligible for the points. After reaching a particular combat level, players will receive a gun customisation kit for the Round Deathmatch preset.
New State Mobile new update also brings a new gun to the game. The weapon, M110A1 is a new Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) that uses 7.62mm ammo. The developers claim that it has the fastest bullet velocity among DMRs in the game. “The M110A1 balances strong damage output with stable recoil and includes a diverse set of equipable accessories, including a scope, magazine, muzzle, and cheek pad slot,” added the developer.
Krafton has also added a new action feature called Piggyback in the game. This feature lets players piggyback knocked-out players and carry them to safety. Players can piggyback allies as well as enemies. While using the Piggyback action feature players will not be able to use other actions.
The May update also introduces the Survivor Pass Volume 7 with Paul Rubin from the New State faction coming to the mobile version of the game. Players will be able to earn Paul Rubin’s costumes and appearance by completing all the story missions that roll out each week.
New State Mobile is also getting slew of bug fixes in the latest update. The crash related bug fixes include an issue where a smartphone would shut down while waiting to enter the starting island in Troi, another issue where the game would randomly close after parachuting, and the issue where the client would force close while entering a vehicle. Other aspects of the game like the gameplay, sound, and graphics also received bug fixes.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022: Great Offers on Far Cry 6, Ghostwire Tokyo, and More
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022 went live on Thursday and will last till June 16 at 11am ET / 8:30pm IST. There are discounts of up to 75 percent on over 1,600 games and add-ons. You will also get limitless Epic Games Store Mega coupons throughout the duration of this sale that will provide an additional 25 percent discount on games purchases worth $14.99 (roughly Rs. 1,160) or more. The Mega Sale 2022 also brings the Vault and Mega Deals that will refresh every week with new offers.
The Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022 will last for four weeks and sees Ghostwire: Tokyo go on sale for the first time since its release on the platform. Here are some of the other great discounts currently available.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022 best discounts
Tiny Tina’s Wonderland at Rs. 2,639.20 — 20 percent off
Ghostwire: Tokyo at Rs. 1,649.33 — 34 percent off
Far Cry 6 at Rs. 1,499.50 — 50 percent off
Red Dead Redemption 2 at Rs. 1,599.50 — 50 percent off
Cyberpunk 2077 at Rs. 1,499.50 — 50 percent off
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Standard Edition at Rs. 1,199.60 — 60 percent off
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition at Rs. 1,649.50 — 50 percent off
Riders Republic at Rs. 1,499.50 — 50 percent off
Hitman 3 at Rs. 944.50 — 50 percent off
Kena: Bridge of Spirits at Rs. 610.35 — 35 percent off
Mafia: Trilogy at Rs. 1,649.50 — 50 percent off
As mentioned earlier, there is also the Vault, which will open every week of the sale to offer a new free game. For the first week, Borderlands 3 has gone free till May 26 at 8:30pm IST.
Epic is also giving away free in-game items and more as part of the Mega Deals offer. Right now, you can grab exclusive items from popular titles like the HNY Inverted wheels in Rocket League. Furthermore, a legendary bundle is available in Warframe and Fortnite is offering the Volcanic Assassins Quest Pack.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022 runs from Thursday, May 19 to Thursday, June 16.
audio3 weeks ago
Why Sonos voice assistant might succeed in the market dominated by Google & Amazon Alexa
Wearables3 weeks ago
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro, Huawei Band 7 With Optical Heart Rate Sensors Launched
internet2 weeks ago
Amazon Union Head, Others Meet US President Joe Biden to Discuss Unionisation Campaigns
internet3 weeks ago
Google India Onboards former NITI Aayog Joint Secretary as its New Public Policy Head
gaming5 days ago
Tencent Posts Biggest Profit Decline Since 2004, Freeze on New Game Licences Scaled Down Revenue
social2 weeks ago
Elon Musk, EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton Discuss Digital Services Act Ahead of Twitter Deal
audio2 weeks ago
Apple AirPods Max New Colour Variants Said to Launch Later This Year Alongside AirPods Pro 2
transportation3 days ago
Elon Musk to Discuss Amazon’s Connectivity, Protection With Brazil’s President Bolsonaro on Upcoming Visit