Wondering why Sony hasn't announced PS5 prices in India yet? There's a legal dispute brewing
Sony's Playstation 5 is set for a global launch on November 12. The console will then go on sale in India later in the month. However, even as we near the date for the PS5 launch and hear rumours of its India price, Sony hasn't been able to start pre-booking, or even announce an availability date for the product in the country.
According to a report by The Mako Reactor, the reason for this is an issue regarding trademark ownership. Back in October 2019, an individual from Delhi registered the PS5 trademark in his own name. Sony then filed for a trademark almost 3 months later, which was not approved.
This isn't the first time a company has had such a problem in India
As it stands, the filing is currently contested and even though the company is eventually expected to win the case, the issue at hand could delay the launch of the PS5 in India.
Interestingly, this isn't the first time a big name from the tech industry has had to deal with trademark and naming rights issues in India. Asus also had to deal with the same for its ZenFone series of phones last year.
The PlayStation 5 has already been announced for select markets, with the console available in two versions, of which the standard version will come with support for a physical disc drive. This version will be priced at $499 while the Digital Edition without the disc drive will be priced at $399.
Sony has announced that the console will initially be available starting November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
In the rest of the world, including markets such as ours, the console is expected to be made available a week later on November 19.