PS4 India Launch Announcement Happening Mid December, 1st Party Games Priced 3,999 INR

PlayStation India Boss Atindriya Bose on the Indian PlayStation 4 launch.

Posted By | On 06th, Dec. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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GamingBolt were invited to the launch event of Gran Turismo 6 today. At the event we got a chance to have a chat with PlayStation India Boss Atindriya Bose.

We asked him when is the PlayStation 4 expected to launch in India to which he stated: “As of now, the only thing I can comment on is somewhere in the middle of December we will make an announcement.

When we pushed further and asked whether it is going to be launched this year or whether it will slip to 2014, Bose said: “This is a very difficult question for me to comment on. To be frank with you, when we make the declaration on the exact date we will start the billing. If there is an explanation that needs to be given we will definitely give it. We won’t shy away from it. There are certain things which are beyond our control that held us back.”

We asked whether fluctuating market and Indian currency is an issue, to which he replied: “See, fluctuating market and dollar rate are something that fluctuates the price point but once you are decided you are ready to launch it. But there are specific India logistics that come into play which is why we slip a month here and there. We will try clearing all the doubts by mid-December where we will actually have a get together [for press] where we will give the date and a price point.”

We asked about his thoughts about the pricing of the PlayStation 4 games in reference to some of third party games by EA which are already priced at 4,499. Bose confirmed to us that first party PlayStation 4 games will be solid at a retail price of 3,999 INR.

“Considering from SCEE side, our Indian launch price will be 3,999 INR for 1st party titles,” he said to us. When we asked whether they have any control over the pricing of 3rd party games, he said, “No we don’t. We have the royalty arrangement and then it is for the 3rd party to decide [the pricing].”

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  • Venkat

    4000 Rupees my god, I could buy a PS2 with that price in india dammit.

    • Rajesh K

      I’m a 25 year old Indian man and very rich (my father has a property business near Pune) so I will be buying the PS4 and all the games with it, money is no issue fro me. I will also probably buy the XboxOne when it comes out. All my rich and middle class friends are aiming to get a PS4 too, so I think there is pretty good market for Sony here in India, especially with the growing rich and middle classes.

    • thups

      if you are so rich then buy for everyone.hah.

    • Rajesh K

      I’m a 25 year old Indian man and very rich (my father has a property business near Pune) so I will be buying the PS4 and all the games with it, money is no issue fro me. I will also probably buy the XboxOne when it comes out. All my rich and middle class friends are aiming to get a PS4 too, so I think there is pretty good market for Sony here in India, especially with rich and middle classes.

    • pratik D

      If you are so rich then buy from amazon us website

    • Rahul Nebhnani

      yep its very expensive !
      i mean a ps4 for 30-35k is ok because thats an investment for years
      but games woth 4k are not justified at all !!

  • rejath raj

    yea.i dont expect the ps4 to be as big as the ps3 or ps2 with those prices.

  • The_Dark_Knight

    4000 Rupees!? Surely these games will not sell very well. After a year or two, the prices should come down to at least 3000 or 2500 Rupees or no one will buy the PS4. 2 games will cost me as much as a brand new PS2!

  • coolguyhero

    i am ready to pay 35000-40000 for PS4 but Sony should put game price between 1500-2500…..what i heard last time that Sony India is planning to manufacture games in India, in that case the price of games will come down.damn dollar making holes in our pockets & all these things happened due to corrupt ministers.

    • The_Dark_Knight

      Rupee Dollar gaps are now recovering. Last I checked, the exchange rate should be 61.4 for a dollar. With that in mind, $60 for best selling games and $50 for normal games, this is what it should be: About 3500 rupees for normal games and 4000 rupees for best sellers. I included 5 or 6 dollars (300 to 350 rupees) as shipping and other costs. So I guess the prices these people are giving are pretty logical. Wait fa year or two and the prices will be as much as a ps3 game.

  • sufzup

    What the hell!!……….,4k seriously,I know dollar rate has gone and that all the current ps3 and Xbox games have gone upto 3k from 2.8,but even then us sells the current Gen games at the same 60$.so we should have the games at 3k itself right,I was so hyped for the ps4 but I don’t think it will last longer than the ps3,at least in India it won’t,they have to bring down the prices of the games,please no rich guy just go out and buy the console,think about the little guys,I mean is just not acceptable!:S:S:S:S

  • Suicidal Psycho

    The digital versions will be much low,I hope

  • Ron

    Roni Ron I hope the ps4 cost 38000 max. The shipping and tax alone is causing the price to go up from 30 to 38 . The worst part is there are no official bundles. All the games sold on game4u are not official. They are simply the console plus the extra game price. It’s a bummer as I was looking to save up at least on the bundle pack as they are normally cheaper by a grand or 2.

  • Jesus

    The PS4 Is already Jailbroken, all you need to do is Update the system firmware as per the procedure and you can play pirated games. You can find the procedure on the following link : http://pastebin.com/QDeRQiMY

    • The_Dark_Knight

      You can get sued by Sony if they find out. And they will find out if you use PSN.

  • Raj Ajna Jaiswal

    I’am ready to pay 40000 for the ps4 but 4000 for a single game are you kidding me it would be fine if it was 3000 but 4000 are you serious ??? 😮

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  • Rithveek

    price …4k is a big issue and in a market like india its not the richies which dominated the sales of ps its the middle class….
    Not a good scenario at all ..This will encourage more and more modding of ps4
    which is not good for sony either… Atleast digital copies of games should be priced around 2.5k

    • Vishant Verma

      one can hope .Considering ps3 games are usually cheaper on psn

    • Rithveek

      yeah…. but it seems for me ps plus is the only hope atleast one can get free stuff and games every month plus discount on games.. seems like sony is trying every single tricks to turn customers to go digital..
      But again a hurdle THE PAYMENT methods sucks in india..
      God knows when will they bring Mobile billing payment method to india as not everybody walks with a credit card in their hands

  • shahir

    The announcement guaranteed would be 2014 as ps India manager is considering this question as if he is attending iit exam . In Hong Kong and use it was announced 1 month ago so probably as said due to logistics will slip to 2014 mark my words


 

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