After years of waiting, Sony finally launched the latest in their PlayStation lineup earlier this month with the PS5 releasing to unprecedentedly high demands.
Upon the release of pre-orders earlier in the year, the new flagship console was sold out almost immediately across all retailers globally. Launch day was no different as units disappeared in a matter of minutes, leading to mass outrage from fans.
In a tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter account, Sony have thanked gamers for allowing the PS5 to break records to become their biggest launch ever, whilst also promising more stock will be coming to retailers before the end of the year.
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers.
The full tweet can be viewed below:
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
This confirmation is sure to excite many fans who were unable to secure a PS5 order upon release, as all previous releases have sold out in a matter of minutes. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sony were unable to produce as many units as was needed to match the demand for the long awaited console, which was already expected to reach unprecedented levels. Those looking to purchase a next-gen console should expect to see new stock selling out extremely quickly well into 2021.
As of now, there's no clear information as to which retailers and regions will be stocking up on these new units, but it's likely further details will be released on a case-by-case basis over the coming weeks. One thing is for sure - when the new stock is released, be prepared for long queues and plenty of spamming the refresh button if you're looking to secure a PlayStation 5. On launch day, most retailers restricted sales to online only to prevent mass crowding in stores potentially risking spread of the virus, so it's likely the situation will be similar for these additional consoles.