Sony PlayStation 4 launched in India for Rs 39,990, will be available from January 6

Last week Sony sent us a media invite for the event where it was going to launch the highly-awaited PS4 console. Moments ago, the Japanese company officially launched the console in India at an event in New Delhi. The gaming console carries a price tag of Rs 39,990 and will be available across the country from January 6 onwards.

Talking of hardware, the PS4 is powered by an eight-core AMD Jaguar/Kabini x86-64 CPU supplemented by a Radeon 7870-derived GPU and 8GB of RAM. Other features include 500GB of hard drive space and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, HDMI out, Aux, Gigabit Ethernet socket, an S/PDIF optical audio out, and two USB connectors.

The DualShock controller weighs in at 210 grams and includes a two-point touchpad, six-axis Move motion sensor, a light bar and a Share button that allows players to post gameplay footage and screenshots online. Sony is offering the Camera for Rs 4,999 and an additional controller will set you back by Rs 4,999.

Apart from the hardware, a console would be incomplete without its games and here’s a list of the complete lineup of titles arriving on the PS4. Sony has launched Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall today, which cost Rs 3,999. Eight third-party games will be launched on January 6 and they will be priced between Rs 2,499 and Rs 4,499.

Since its launch in the US last month, Sony’s gaming console has been creating quite a buzz on the Internet. The console couldn’t have asked for a better start, with the company selling a million units on day one and two million in under two weeks.

Sony is well on its way to achieving its target of selling 3 million PS4 consoles by the end of the year and 5 million by the end of the fiscal year. Sony’s console is also dominating the social media, with a report claiming that it is generating as much as 40 percent more online buzz than its rival Xbox One and the comments are three times as positive, a new report revealed.

While we take the PS4 through its paces, you can read the review from our colleagues at BGR Classic as well as a comparison review with the Xbox One.

  • Vignesh

    oops.. 15k price difference between US and India is quite huge..

  • Anish Kumar

    Screw the Indian market !!! a 399$ worth console is 40k !?!?!? I understand all the custom clearance & taxings,but this is just plain robbery.

  • Abhisek

    Bull$hit price!! I would rather fly to some country eith the differential price n purchase from there!

    • Musaddiq

      What about the Sony India Warranty that you will get by purchasing PS4 in India in Indian price ? Have you ever thought about that. I am not encouraging anyone to buy PS4 in that rediculous price. But one can’t give up the Warranty as well.

      • Anish Kumar

        They will give international warranty.

        • http://about.me/sandmaxprime Lionel Faleiro

          Sony India doesn’t repair consoles brought from abroad. Its a local India warranty policy.

  • Abhisek

    Add 10k more n u can have 2 of those outside. 40k is way too ridiculous.

  • http://about.me/sandmaxprime Lionel Faleiro

    India falls under European region.

    All products are imported from UK. Convert £350 to INR and it comes to around ₹35,500. Add taxes.

    The price is justified. If we were under the US region than the pricing would be a direct convert from USD.

    • $/G/R !

      Really!!!! Made in china Item!! imported from UK.
      Moreover $400 Nexus 5 32 GB costs 32k..not 40K

      • http://about.me/sandmaxprime Lionel Faleiro

        Different companies have different import regions. Sony and Apple import from UK.

        • $/G/R !

          Everything is made in China.. They have different Import region… I dont think they will export it to UK and then import It to India. And import duty is calculated on cost of product when they manufacture not the price they sell it