While the PS5 is the centre of attention internationally, Sony India will be releasing a new PS4 bundle for India soon. Officially dubbed as the PS4 1TB Mega Pack its headline addition is 2018’s spectacular Spider-Man. Other games included are Ratchet and Clank and Gran Turismo Sport along with three months of PS Plus. The PS4 Spider-Man Mega Pack India price is Rs. 27,990 and has a release date of August 16 onwards across India. Expect the likes of Amazon and Flipkart to have it listed around that time.
So far, no new PS4 Pro bundles have been revealed. Sony has also told retailers that its pricing promotion on the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro which have them at Rs. 27,990 and Rs. 36,990 respectively is slated to end on September 30 of this year. Considering it first ended in February and then resumed in April with an end date of June 1 we won’t be surprised to see the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro India prices drop even further with the PS5 inching towards release.
PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro price history in India
- January 2014 PS4 500GB launch price: Rs. 39,990
- October 2015 PS4 500GB: Rs. 32,990, PS4 1TB: Rs. 37,990
- September 2016 PS4 500GB: Rs. 27,990, PS4 1TB: Rs. 32,990
- February 2017 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38,990
- February 2018 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 41,990, PS4 Slim 500GB: Rs. 30,990, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 35,990 (increase due to customs hike)
- January 2019 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38,710, PS4 Slim 500GB: 28,580, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 33,650 (decrease due to GST rate cut)
- July 2019 PS4 Slim 500GB was discontinued in India
- September 2019 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38,710, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 29,990
- December 2019 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38,710, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 27,990
- March 2020 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 36,990, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 27,990
- Post-coronavirus lockdown 2020 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38,710, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 29,990
- May 2020 PS4 Pro 1TB: Rs. 38710, PS4 Slim 1TB: Rs. 27,990
As of August 2020, the PS4 install base in India sits at around 450,000 versus the Xbox One’s 55,000 as per industry, retail, and supply chain estimates. With the difference between the two being what it is, Sony’s essentially competing with itself. As for Nintendo? Well, the Nintendo Switch isn’t available officially in India just yet, though it’s been gaining traction through grey and parallel imports. Although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen a decline in sales for the Kyoto-based company’s hybrid console in India.