Hot on the heels of a PS4 Slim price drop, Sony India will be launching a new PS4 Pro bundle and its first for 2019. Dubbed the PS4 Pro Festive, it will ship with a second controller. While that alone may not seem as ‘festive’ as opposed to getting a game or PS Plus subscription along with the PS4 Pro, but it’s decent value when you factor in that a DualShock 4 controller sports an MRP of Rs. 5,050. The PS4 Pro Festive Controller bundle price is Rs. 38,710 which is incidentally, the same price as the PS4 Pro. This seems like an attempt from Sony to ensure that the PS4 Pro is competitive when compared to the recently launched PS4 Slim 1TB bundles that pack in three games and a PS Plus subscription for Rs. 29,990.
Sources in the supply chain speaking to The Mako Reactor claim that Sony India hasn’t revealed an exact date as to when to expect this new PS4 Pro bundle. Instead, they’re speculating a first week of October launch as that’s when Sony plans to bring in more PS4 Pro units into India. We’ve reached out to Sony India for comment and will update this story if we hear from the company. That said, expect listings online soon enough.
While the PS4 Pro bundle price with a controller is the same as the standalone console, it’s safe to say that offline game stores could sell at a lower price if customers opt to buy it without a controller, which would bring the price down by a few thousand rupees at the very least.
And speaking of controllers, this follows our report on what to expect from Sony this season with new controller colours making their way to the country this week. The four colours are Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, Titanium Blue, and Rose Gold. They will have the same maximum retail price as the standard black DualShock 4 controller of Rs. 5,050.
While parts of the world, such as the UK may see certain PS4 controller colours exclusive to specific game stores, this won’t be the case in India. Though we won’t be surprised to see the Red Camouflage variant be the number one choice for retail outlets due to the strong performance of previous camouflage PS4 controllers such as Green Camouflage and Blue Camouflage which we’re told routinely sell out.
Last year, Sony launched new colour options at a lower price along with the yearly Diwali sale. This isn’t the case with this specific launch and the Diwali sale from Sony this year focusses solely on games.
The Sony India Diwali sale for PS4 games starts from September 18 and ends on October 10. So what PS4 games can you get for Rs. 999? Bloodborne for starters (instead of the usual Rs. 1,499), with its Game of the Year variant now at Rs. 1,499 (regular MRP of Rs. 1,999). Shadow of the Colossus is Rs. 1,499 for this sale period too. Perplexingly, no other Japanese games have been discounted with the likes of GT Sport, Gravity Rush, Gravity Rush 2, and The Last Guardian conspicuous by their absence.
However, other Sony first-party games like Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition as well as Until Dawn pick up the slack at Rs. 999. Interestingly 2018’s God of War has a new retail price of Rs. 1,499 as well.