Sony has reportedly announced a permanent price drop on the PS4 in India. The PS4 Slim 1TB is now available at Rs 29,990 as opposed to its retail price tag of Rs 33,650. The console is also available with three new pack-in games. The games available are God of War, Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition. In addition, those buying the PS4 Slim 1TB also get a three month PS Plus subscription. The subscription gives players access to online multiplayer, cloud saves and two new games each month.
The new discounted price of PS4 Slim 1TB is not yet reflected on Sony India’s website. The Mako Reactor reports that stocks of new PS 4 Slim 1TB bundle will hit stores by the second week of September. It will be available via Games The Shop, Amazon India and Flipkart in addition to retail stores such as Croma and Reliance Digital Stores. The report also notes that Sony has discontinued the PS4 Slim 500GB in the country.
Price of PS4 Pro in India and Availability
With the discontinuation of PS4 Slim 500GB, the Japanese company is only selling the PS4 Slim 1TB and PS4 Pro in India. The report mentions that PS4 Pro will become available in India from the first week of October. There is no price drop on the PS4 Pro and it will be available for Rs 38,710. With the discounted price on the PS4 Slim 1TB and a price difference of Rs 9,000 between the two PS4 models, Sony is clearly aiming at mass consumers.
The PS4 is already the world’s best selling gaming console and after discount, the PS4 Slim 1TB becomes an even more attractive purchase. In India, the PS4 install base is said to be around 4,00,000 units. In comparison, Xbox One’s user base stands at just 50,000 units. Microsoft might follow in the footsteps of Sony by discounting Xbox One in India when its launches the Gear 5 this week. At retail stores, the console-only version of PS4 Slim could become available at even cheaper price.