Indian PlayStation Store launched (officially this time)

The testing phase seems to be over, so now we finally, officially, have an Indian PlayStation Store (we have a press release to prove it). According to Atindriya Bose, country manager for Sony Computer Entertainment India, there were already “50,000 Indian users signed up to the network” even before the Indian Store was launched, which is quite impressive. Downloadable games for the PS3 and PSP start from Rs 225 and Rs 170 respectively.

PlayStation Plus is also available to Indian users at Rs 2,850 for the annual subscription, and Rs 885 for 90 days. Note that PlayStation Plus is not required for online gaming, which remains free. You can sign up for a PlayStation Network account either via or from your PSP or PS3 itself.

Press release:

For all those who have been eagerly waiting, Sony PlayStation has announced the launch of their PlayStation®Store for the Indian market. With the launch of the PlayStation®Store, consumers in India can update their personal game library with new games and demos for their PSP™,PSP Go™ and PS3™. Offering a colossal range of downloadable content, PlayStation®Store is open 24/7 to access free online gaming, surf the web, chat with friends and family around the world, download new and exclusive games and the latest expansion packs from PlayStation Store. That’s not all, you can download full games starting from Rs 225 for the PS3™ and Rs 170 for the PSP™ &, PSP Go™, what’s more, these games can be used on 5 other activated PS3™,PSP™ & PSP Go™ consoles.

The wide range of content available on the store include full games, mini’s for the PSP™ & PSP Go™ ,add ons ,free game demos, trailers, avatars, themes and wall papers and much more.

Another great feature of the PlayStation®Network is the new subscription service PlayStation®Plus. A continuously evolving service, PlayStation®Plus gives access to a whole array of premium content and introduces with it exclusive discounts, services and content such as early access to beta trials and demos, and free games and downloads. With an annual subscription of Rs. 2850, one can avail content worth approximately Rs. 14, 000 absolutely free. There is also a 90 day subscription package for a sum of Rs. 885 wherein the user can avail content worth approximately Rs. 6500 free.

“We are very excited to be bringing PlayStation®Store to the Indian market, making available existing games as well as PSN Exclusive games through digital download at even more attractive price points,” said Atindriya Bose, Country Manager – India, Sony Computer Entertainment. “Even before the launch, we saw good demand for the network in India, with nearly 50000 of Indian users signed up to the network already. With a fairly large installed base as well as impressive growth for PSP™ & PS3™ combined with the development of broadband infrastructure in India, there is no better time to launch the PlayStation®Store for the Indian market.’

PlayStation®Store Features:

PlayStation Store
Your PSN account gives you access to the PlayStation store where you can update your game library with news games and demos for your PSP™ and PS3™.

PlayStation Plus
The new PlayStation Plus is Sony’s new premium subscription service that gives you access to a whole array of premium content and freebees. Subscribe and enjoy exclusive PS3™ privileges like invitation to get early access or invitations to select demos and betas, and much more.

Chat with your friends and family across the world
Your PSN account helps you get in touch with friends and family anywhere in the world. Video chat with them or share an album with them, you are always connected to the people you love.

Surf the Web
Surfing the web has never been as enjoyable as on a PS3™, PSP™. Visit your favorite sites, create bookmarks, upload and download content from the internet while you are on the move with your PSP™, all you need is a Wi-Fi connection.

Create Online Events
Create online events and invite your friends and gamers from around the world to play against each other. Play for the trophies, for fun or just bragging rights, the online event will be a hit every time.

Get regular Email updates
With the PSN you will always be up-to-date with up-coming game releases, value deals and freebees, along with numerous multimedia content.

Manage your games and trophies
Collect trophies as you break records while competing with the gamers across the globe. Your prestigious trophies will be displayed for the world to see. Collect as many as you can and become the most decorated gamer in the world.

Create your own portable ID
Create an ID that defines you and log on to the PSN from anywhere and at anytime. Upload an avatar to your ID that will be your face to the web.

Free Online Gaming
Play against online gamers, make your own clan and battle others or just play games with friends online. This service is free; all you need to do is log on to PSN

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