The PS4 Pro has got a rare price cut in India. And not only has Sony dropped the console’s price in the country, but it’s also added a free game to boot. The new PS4 Pro India price is Rs. 36,990 and it comes with a copy of Death Stranding. Previously the PS4 Pro had a Rs. 38,710 price tag and came with a free controller.
Sources in the supply chain confirm that this will come into effect immediately. A cursory check on Amazon suggests that this is indeed the case (albeit on the previous bundle in an attempt to price match the new price for the new bundle). Expect independent game stores and Sony Centers to be updated with the new price and bundle in the days to come. As usual we’ve reached out to Sony for comment and will update this story if we hear from the company.
On the surface this makes Sony’s new PS4 Pro price for India seem like a better bargain. Though when you consider that Death Stranding goes for as low as around Rs. 1,800 and that a brand new DualShock 4 controller sets you back by close to Rs. 4,000, it makes this new price for the PS4 Pro seem slightly worse in pure value terms.
Granted the PS4 Pro is cheaper on sites like Flipkart, but with the Walmart-owned giant listing console bundles that never made it to the country from sellers with surprisingly low user ratings, we’d suggest doing your own due diligence if you’re hellbent on buying one from that site.
That said, Rs. 36,990 makes it the lowest the PS4 Pro has ever been since launching back in 2017 and this move comes after what has been a slow quarter for console hardware sales in India. Furthermore, if we look at Sony’s history of price cuts in India, it’s pretty obvious that the PS4 Slim as been the number one priority.
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
At the moment, the PS4 install base in India sits at around 425,000 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.
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