After the great Sony PS5 This week’s event, the US shipping date and November 19th starting price are now out of your pocket. And it looks like people are frantically snapping up their consoles, whether it’s the $ 499 PS5 or the $ 399 digital edition that comes without a drive.
As customers desperately looked for a console that was in stock at their preferred retailer, many wondered if Sony could actually provide enough consoles for anyone who wanted one – a very real issue after rumors that Sony reduced initial shipments of PS5s would have.
Sony denied these rumors at the time but now in an interview with The Washington PostJim Ryan, CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, confirms that sales problems have arisen in the pandemic. However, Ryan added that Sony “will have more PlayStation 5 devices for sale than 201
Seven years ago, Sony sold around 2.1 million PlayStation 4 devices worldwide two weeks after its launch, and 1 million on the console’s first market day. It is not known how many units will be available for the PS5 so supply could well be an issue.
It certainly seems to be the case based on reports from buyers going to retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, GameStop, and Walmart for “sold out” messages. Some reports suggest there will be more inventory coming in the next week, particularly for Walmart, and others said the only way to pre-order their systems from GameStop was by visiting a physical location. During physical visits, some retail employees only reported 10 to 20 units per location.
Microsoft couldn’t help but laugh at its console rival’s expense. The Xbox Series X. Manufacturer tweeted out “Don’t worry – we’ll let you know when the pre-orders start exactly” – a clear indication of the PS5’s Scattershot approach.
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Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X will begin on September 22nd before launch on November 10th. The Xbox Series X is $ 499 – the same price as the PS5 – while the all-digital Xbox Series S is $ 299.