The global launch of Sony’s Playstation 5 is scheduled for November 12th. The game console is expected to go on sale in India later this month. However, even as we get closer to the PS5 launch date and hear rumors about its price in India, Sony hasn’t been able to start pre-booking or even announce an availability date for the product in the country.
And now it appears that the reason for this is the company not owning the branding for the PS5 name in India. This information was provided courtesy of Mako Reactor which claims that the branding for the PS5 name in India was filed on October 29, 2019 by Hitesh Aswani, who apparently lives in Delhi, nearly three months before Sony applied for the branding.
As things stand, the filing is currently disputed and although the company is ultimately expected to win the lawsuit, the issue in question could delay the launch of the PS5 in India. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time a big name in the tech industry has dealt with trademark and naming rights issues in India. Asus also faced the same for its ZenFone series of phones last year.
To remind our readers, 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 hard drive. This version will be priced at $ 500/500/450, while the diskless digital edition will be priced at $ 400/400/360.
Sony has announced that the console will initially be available starting November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. However, in the rest of the world, including markets like ours, the console is expected to be made available a week later, on November 19.
PlayStation 5 is Sony’s most powerful console to have been launched to date. It uses hardware based on the latest architecture and also promises next generation graphics and support for resolutions up to 8K. On the market, it goes against the next-generation Microsoft Xbox.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 may experience delays in India due to branding issues. The console will take over the next-generation Xbox at launch.
- PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in India in November.
- PS5 launch could be delayed due to issues with brands.
- PS5 will face the next generation of Xbox at launch.