Earlier today there was a sale at Realme.com and Flipkart, which helped push it over the half a million mark. The next sale will be in a week (on April 9) at 12:00pm, again available through the official site and Flipkart. It will be INR 9,000 for the 3/32GB model and INR 11,000 if you want the 4/64GB one.
That's fine to me, Its not a deal breaker for a lot of people. Minimal and important updates are much more important.
I believe this is only in India, I'm from the Philippines and these sold out like pancakes. Thsi and the Redmi Note 7 are always sold out.