Over the past few yeas, gaming has become popular in India, and according to studies, the country is one of the top 10 gaming countries, with gamers spending around nine hours on an average each week playing. The demand for gaming consoles has also been on the rise, however the unavailability of Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 gaming console continues to be a damper on many gamers spirits in the country.
Spending months waiting for Sony’s much anticipated PlayStation 5 console to be restocked, the Indian gaming community has now decided to sign a petition. According to a report, the devices are available in the grey market, but buying them through official channels and at the retail price set by Sony is nearly impossible with no stock.
The report further states, while the console was launched in November in US last year, it came to India in February, “The problem is that there’s not even a single restock since then,” the petition states. When the article was published, the petition had gathered 2,635 signatures of the 5,000 goal set by SV Yesvanth Kumar, gamer who started the petition urging the company not to ignore the Indian gaming community.
However, since the PlayStation 5 is out of stock in the country, it is not very difficult to buy the console on the grey market, but doing so encourages “scalpers” who keep stocking up on the devices as soon as they become available and then sell it to desperate gamers for higher prices. If the console continues to remain unavailable, the company can also risk its loyal customer switching to other brands.