Sony is gearing as much as launch the PS5’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III bundle in India. The cross-gen package deal will likely be accessible from November 10 onwards, however in contrast to within the US, the writer is not promoting the brand new slim model of the console right here but. Players will obtain the usual 4K Blu-ray drive-equipped PS5, alongside a voucher code for Activision’s upcoming marquee shooter, at Rs. 49,390. This is a part of an ‘introductory supply’ working till November 23, throughout which the bundle’s value has been slashed by Rs. 10,000 — after which, it should value Rs. 59,390, which is the bottom value for any PS5 recreation bundle.
PlayStation has been ramping up advertising in India lately by providing quite a few reductions on the PS5 and bundling it up with on-demand video games like God of War Ragnarök, Spider-Man 2, EA Sports FC 24, and even Cricket 24 (to coincide with the ICC World Cup). It’s fascinating to notice, nonetheless, that the Modern Warfare 3 bundle accessible within the US is reportedly together with the sport value $70 (about Rs. 5,830) at no cost with the PS5 Slim variant at a gross whole of $499.99 (about Rs. 41,640). Meanwhile, gamers in India get handled to the identical outdated model of PS5, the place technically talking, the sport is not included at no cost within the bundle.
You see, a PS5 disc variant prices Rs. 54,990 in India, whereas the upcoming Call of Duty recreation is priced at Rs. 5,599 on the PlayStation retailer — totalling Rs. 60,589. Sure, the limited-time sale makes it manner cheaper — at Rs. 49,390 — however as soon as it is over, you are paying the total value. As typical, it will likely be available for purchase from the standard Indian retailers like Amazon, Chroma, Flipkart, GamestheShop, Reliance Digital, ShopatSC, and Vijay Sales.
For now, it is unclear when the slimmer model of the PS5 will arrive in India and if that’s the case, whether or not it will likely be priced just like the present model. Sony beforehand steered that after it manages to unload the older fashions, solely the brand new slim ones will likely be made accessible to buy. It’s merely 30 p.c smaller than the unique model and comes with a removable disc drive, which requires an web connection to register/ bind it to the console. Hardware is throughout the identical, however the inner storage has been upgraded from an 825GB to a 1TB SSD. A digital PS5 slim variant can also be accessible at $449.99 (about Rs. 37,400), albeit it is extra of a advertising gimmick since one can purchase the Blu-ray drive individually and set up it themselves.
Elsewhere, Sony has delayed half the overall dwell service video games it had deliberate to launch by March 2026 — down from 12 to 6 titles. During an earnings name, Sony PlayStation COO Hiroki Totoki mentioned (by way of VGC), “We are reviewing this… we are trying as much as possible to ensure [that these games] are enjoyed and liked by gamers for a long time. [Out of] the 12 titles, six titles will be released by FY25 — that’s our current plan.” He additional added that the remaining six will likely be evaluated additional to see their potential — presumably one other assembly with Destiny 2 maker Bungie to evaluation the dwell service portfolio. It’s additionally value mentioning that The Last of Us multiplayer recreation, which was allegedly put ‘on ice,’ continues to be in energetic growth — as confirmed by its director Vinit Agarwal.
Both the PS5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bundle and the sport itself launch November 10.