The Sony PS5 was just pre-ordered in India on January 12 and sold out within minutes of going live. And while Sony had promised a second round of pre-orders, the company has now said there will be no second round of orders.
But the console was sporadically available on Flipkart and Amazon after that. And for this purpose, Bengaluru-based IT professional Shantanu Goel has developed a PS5 replenishment bot. While it was previously limited to notifications about replenishments on Amazon, it now also supports Flipkart replenishments.
According to a previous report from IGNGoel, the PS5 replenishment bot originally developed for Amazon. He had created a similar bot when the Xbox Series X launched in India.
When you add this bot to your Telegram, it will notify you when the console is back in stock on Amazon. Although it didn’t initially provide a link, the bot now provides a link to the Amazon and Flipkart PS5 product pages.
When asked why he chose Telegram for this bot, Goel said, “Most devices require tedious setups for near-instant push notifications which Telegram can easily provide without doing any server-side configuration or bypassing guardrails. fire. Even with a well-configured push notification, most phones “optimize” apps, which gets painful. Telegram, being a messaging app, will easily escape this optimization clutch. “
He also spoke about the ease of use of Telegram compared to other such applications: “It has the most extensive and feature rich integration APIs, very broad community support in terms of libraries. clients and modules, and yet is one of the simplest ones to get to work, ”he says.
“You can literally go from zero to running a simple bot in under a minute using the REST API if you want, or spend more time using one of the many official / non-official client libraries. official in different languages / platforms. “
The Sony PS5 went on pre-order in India at several retailers at noon on January 12. And, within minutes of the sale, there were none available. And no one expected such a rush for the new console in India.
The previous PS4 console had around 4,500 units at launch and lasted around a few weeks before going out of stock. According to reports, Sony apparently had similar numbers this time around for the PS5 as well.
Sony commented on the situation, stating: “The PS5 has encountered unprecedented excitement from PlayStation fans in India, which has resulted in a stock shortage during the pre-order period. Keeping the current situation in mind , we urge all customers to keep their health and safety first. and avoid going to a retail store to pre-order a PS5. Please stay in touch with retailers for the next phase of pre-ordering. “
But Sony subsequently released a statement confirming that no pre-order round would take place.