According to the Mako Reactor, Sony does not have an official India release date, price, or pre-orders for a reason: because there's no approved Indian PS5 trademark for Sony... or at least not yet. Interestingly, the first PS5 trademark application was filed by Hitesh Aswani of Delhi on October 29, 2019, with Sony filing their own application for it on February 6, 2020.
Both trademarks have been listed as "Opposed", which occurs when a third-party "believes there is similar trademark published in the Trade Marks Journal or if the trade mark is alleged to be non-distinctive". Sony, of course, has "no comments to make at this stage", when they spoke to The Mako Reactor, which makes sense considering how unusual and potentially volatile this could be, as well as it being an ongoing legal matter. Of course, it shouldn't be a massive deal, but considering India is one of the largest markets in the world and the PS5 is not launching there along with everywhere else, it's perhaps a bigger deal than it should've ever been.
When speaking with The Mako Reactor, Sony told them that there is no PS5 release date as of yet, nor an official price.
This is bizarre. Usually you see such cases where it's clear that one side made a product and that another side is just trying to potentially cash in fail, but in this case it appear that there are issues potentially deeper than just one trademark troll. Hopefully our gaming brethren in India receive the PS5 soon. We'll have to see how it goes.
What do you think of this news? When do you think that the PS5 will be released in India? Have you ever heard of such a thing happen before? Let us know in the comments!