Sony is getting ready to launch the PS5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III bundle in India. The cross-gen bundle will be available from November 10 onwards, but unlike in the US, the publisher isn’t selling the new slim version of the console here yet. Players will receive the standard 4K Blu-ray drive equipped PS5 along with a coupon code for Activision’s upcoming marquee shooter at Rs. 49,390. This is part of an ‘introductory offer’ that runs until November 23, where the price of the pack has been slashed by Rs. 10,000 – after which it costs Rs. 59,390 which is the base price of any PS5 game bundle.
PlayStation has recently stepped up marketing in India by offering several discounts on the PS5 and bundling it with on-demand games such as God of War Ragnarök, Spider Man 2, EA Sports FC 24and even Cricket 24 (to coincide with the ICC World Cup). However, it is interesting to note that Modern Warfare 3 bundle available in the US is reportedly including the game worth $70 (approx. Rs. 5,830) for free with the PS5 Slim variant for a gross total of $499.99 (approx. Rs. 41,640). Meanwhile, players in India are treated with the same old version of PS5where the game is technically not included for free in the package.
You see, a PS5 disc variant costs Rs. 54,990 in India, while the upcoming Call of Duty the game is priced at Rs. 5,599 on the PlayStation Store – a total of Rs. 60,589. Sure, the limited-time sale makes it much cheaper — at Rs. 49,390 – but when it’s over, you pay the full price. As usual it will be available to buy from the usual Indian retailers like Amazon, Chroma, Flipkart, GamestheShop, Reliance Digital, ShopatSCand Vijay Sales.
For now, it is unclear when the slimmer version of the PS5 will arrive in India, and if so, whether it will be priced similarly to the current version. Sony previously suggested that when it succeeds in selling out the older models, only the new slim ones will be available for purchase. It simply is 30 percent less than the original version and comes with a removable disk drive which requires an internet connection to register/bind it to the console. Hardware is about the same, but the internal storage has been upgraded from an 825GB to a 1TB SSD. A digital PS5 slim variant is also available for $449.99 (approx. Rs. 37,400), though it’s more of a marketing gimmick as you can buy the Blu-ray drive separately and install it yourself.
Elsewhere, Sony has delayed half of the total live service games it had planned to launch in March 2026 – down from 12 to six titles. During an earnings call, Sony PlayStation COO Hiroki Totoki (via VGC), “We are reviewing this… we are trying as much as possible to ensure [that these games] is enjoyed and loved by players for a long time. [Out of] the 12 titles, six titles will be released by FY25 – that is our current plan.” He further added that the remaining six will be further evaluated to see their potential – possibly another meeting with Fate 2 maker Bungie to review the live service portfolio. It is also worth mentioning The Last of Us multiplayer game that was allegedly put ‘on ice’, is still in active development — which confirmed by its director Vinit Agarwal.
Both the PS5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bundle and the game itself will launch 10 November.