It was just last week that Sony finally revealed the price of the much-awaited PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming console in India along with the prices of the other accessories and some of the games.
The India prices of the PS5, starting from ₹39,990 for the Digital Edition, was more or less in line with what people were expecting and also because the global prices have been out for a while. While we still do not know when the PS5 is going to launch in India, what we do know is – exactly how much the PS5 costs in other markets and how the India prices compare to that.
Sony has officially announced all these prices, so there aren’t any speculations at play here. However, if we already know the India prices, why does it matter how much other markets will be paying?
Also Read: PlayStation 5 India prices announced, starts from ₹39,990 for the digital edition
It’s pretty simple, actually. Very often, prices in other markets actually might be lesser than what you are going to pay here. In that case, perhaps it is just a better idea to ask a relative or a friend travelling there to pick up the desired device for you. Many times, customs and other taxes aside, even direct currency conversions end up being cheaper.
Just to remind you, the PS5 costs ₹49,990 in India and the Digital Edition is priced at ₹39,990.
In the US, the PS5 is priced at $499.99, that’s ₹36,718 approx. The Digital Edition is priced at $399.99 which is ₹29,374 approx.
For the UK, the PS5 is priced at 449.99 pounds which converts to ₹42,854 approx. The Digital Edition is priced at 359.99 pounds which is ₹34,283 approx.
The European market has the PS5 priced at 499.99 euros, which is ₹43,289 approx and the Digital Edition of the PS5 is priced at 399.99 euros which is ₹34,631 approx.
In Canada, the PS5 is priced at $629.99 which is ₹35,098 approx. The Digital Edition is priced at $499.99 which is ₹27,856 approx.
In Japan, the PS5 is priced at 49,980 yen, which converts to ₹34,775 approx. The Digital Edition is for 39,980 yen which is ₹27,817 approx.
Finally, in Australia, the PS5 is priced at $749.95, which is ₹38,782 approx. The Digital Edition of the PS5 is for $599.95, which is ₹31,025 approx.
Also Read: Sony briefly lists PS5 India release date: Here’s when you can get it
All conversions have been made using Google’s basic converter and the prices may vary slightly given the day and time you check them.
With these prices at hand, it looks like the PS5 is actually the most expensive in India, then the EU, then UK and finally Australia. If you are looking to ask someone to get the console for you, it’s possibly the cheapest to get it from Japan, Canada or the US (just going by currency conversions).
The prices in India are higher due to taxes and duties on electronics like gaming consoles. And also given that we don’t know the launch date for certain, you might want to make your plans accordingly.
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EA Guzman and Shaira Diaz are already celebrating their anniv and Valentines Day – GMA News Online
EA Guzman and Shaira Diaz are celebrating Valentines Day and their 9th anniversary early — as in January early.
On his Instagram Stories, EA posted a couple photo of the two of them inside a parked car and greeted his girlfriend a Happy Valentines Day as well as an advanced happy 9th anniversary because "same kami ng schedule ng lock-in taping," EA said.
"Happy Valentine's Day! Happy 9th anniversary! Advance ko na Baba," he continued.
"Mami-miss kita. See you in 2 months," EA said as he tagged Shaira.
Shaira, who has gone into quarantine for "Lolong" taping, reposted EA's IG Stories and said she was also "gonna miss you baba."
"See you soon!" Shaira wrote after three crying face emojis.
"Advance HVD and happy anniv, too!" She greeted EA.
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Argentina: Codere Introduces Zitro’s LOTBA-Approved Online Games – GamblingNews.com
Global gaming industry provider, Zitro, announced on Thursday that its online subsidiary Zitro Digital expanded its presence in the Latin American region.
Zitro Digital revealed that its portfolio of digital games is available for the first time within the jurisdiction of the City of Buenos Aires, thanks to a deal with Codere Group. As a result, players can enjoy the highly-popular Video Bingo games, as well as the famous progressive multigame Pick & Win.
To complete the deal, Zitro received approval from the gaming regulator of the autonomous city of Buenos Aires called Loteria de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Sociedad del Estado (LOTBA). As a result, the company’s digital games were approved for casinos licensed within the jurisdiction. The company’s games have been highly successful for years throughout land-based casinos. However, now, players in the autonomous city of Buenos Aires can enjoy those games via desktop PC, tablet, or mobile devices.
The latest move complements Zitro’s ongoing expansion in Argentina. Besides the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, back in December, the company increased its presence in the country by completing three casino installations. As a result, Zitro’s highly popular games and cabinets were introduced to three venues in the Mendoza region.
Besides Latin America, Zitro’s games are also popular in Europe. In fact, last month, Zitro’s most popular games were introduced to more Barrière Group venues in France. Consequently, the top-performing Link Me and Link King games were introduced to more Barrière Group venues.
Zitro’s Regional Director for Latin America, Alejandra Burato, deemed the company’s steady growth as an outstanding achievement. Moreover, she acknowledged that the growth helps pave the way for Zitro to enter new jurisdictions in Argentina and around the globe. Burato revealed that creating a “product that is as successful and profitable to operators as our land-based games” is the main goal for Zitro. She explained that after the team’s hard work the company is proud to see this goal become reality.
“It is an outstanding achievement to watch Zitro Digital growing steadily and opening the way to new online casino markets not only in Argentina but across all continents.”
Moreover, Burato said that receiving approval by the LOTBA is an important step for the expansion of Zitro Digital. She added that Zitro is grateful for Codere Group’s trust. In conclusion, Burato said that the company is “excited about adding new game titles soon.”
“We are convinced that players will enjoy the same success in the online channel and that it will support our omnichannel growth strategy.”
Codere online’s regional director, Salo Leder, added that bringing world-class entertainment for its clients in Argentina is a key priority for the company. He acknowledged that this partnership brings a “broad portfolio of online video bingo and Zitro video slots games,” which have already proved to be successful at brick-and-mortar casinos. In conclusion, Leder predicted that the same success will be observed within the online channel, which will further help Codere grow.
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