You can’t find any PS5 pre-orders and Sony knows it. Because of this, the company is apologizing over the weekend and is hoping more PS5 pre-orders are coming.
“In the next few days,” Sony tweeted on Saturday, “we will be releasing additional PS5 consoles for pre-order – retailers will provide further details.”
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A change in strategy for PS5 pre-orders
Demand for PS5 pre-orders has been overwhelming, according to US retailers that TechRadar has reached. This has resulted in plans being changed both online and in stores.
“Due to the incredible interest we have received in pre-ordering online, Walmart has decided not to proceed with the pre-order in order to control business traffic and keep our customers safe and socially distant,” a Walmart spokesman told Thursday TechRadar.
When the PS5 price and release date were announced on Wednesday, some retailers didn’t hold back to launch PlayStation 5 pre-orders. At random times, orders for the new Sony consoles began and were completed within minutes.
To add to the confusion, Walmart PS5 pre-orders have been toggled on and off multiple times as the largest U.S. retailer sporadically released inventory. On Thursday evening, we saw these pre-orders within seconds of a spontaneous announcement an hour before the orders started.
A rare excuse from Sony
Sony also took time to apologize on its weekend message, saying, “Let’s face it, PS5 pre-orders could have gone a lot smoother. We really apologize for that.”
This rare admission is increasingly being seen by more tech companies, including Nvidia, when the all-new Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU sold out in minutes the week we received PS5 pre-orders.
The PS5 won’t launch until Thursday November 12th (or Thursday November 19th in some locations including the UK). However, if you secure a PS5 pre-order now, it may be your only chance to own the console before Black Friday 2020 and possibly until 2021.
Stay tuned for more PS5 pre-order updates as we continue to seek retailer comments on the availability of the new Sony console.