- Sony announced on Wednesday that the PS5 has the largest console launch of any of its consoles.
- The success of the PS5 has been an issue for consumers, as the console has been selling steadily since its launch on November 12.
- Sony says more PlayStation 5 consoles will be available before the end of 2020.
If you’re having trouble finding a PlayStation 5 this fall, you’re not alone. In fact, the PS5’s lack of inventory has been the biggest story of the season, but while countless users are still anxiously waiting to grab a console for themselves or as a gift for someone else, Sony revealed on Wednesday. That PS5 launch on November 12 (and November 19 in some areas) was its “biggest console launch ever.”
We don’t have actual sales figures yet, but we do know that Sony rolled out 7.6 million PS4 consoles in its fiscal year. In a recent call with investors, Sony CFO Hero Totoki said the company aims to “surpass” unit sales in the first year of the PS5’s life cycle, and that the PS5 looks set to do just that. Is good.
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Sony shared the news of the PS5’s record-breaking success on Twitter, while also confirming that more consoles will be available before the end of the year, although without elaborating:
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 our biggest console launch. The demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 products will be available to retailers before the end of the year – please contact your local retailers.
– PlayStation (@ PlayStation) November 25, 2020
The PS5 Predators went on sale shortly after launch in September, and since then, users have been refreshing strict retailer websites and Twitter accounts to try something fresh and pop up online. Without Sony’s coordinated strategy, everyone is left on their own devices, and the result is frustration from every corner of the Internet. Scalpers have made matters worse, with one vendor group buying more than 3,000 PS5 consoles over the past two weeks.
At this point, if you’re not willing to pay more than the retail price, you’ll need to make a plan if you want to get any chance at completing your PS5. First and foremost, make sure you have an account on every major retailer’s website, from Amazon to Best Buy to Gamestop to Target to Walmart. You need to check in as soon as possible, and it is not possible to go on sale if you do not login to PS5 units immediately.
You can also try to follow Twitter accounts that post as soon as new items are published, such as @Wario 64,IGNDeals, AndVideogamedials. Not only will they share information from retailers when they expect more satisfaction, but they are often on the scene when more stocks arrive.
At the end of the day, it’s going to take both luck and dedication to buy the PS5 before the end of the year, but at least we know that Sony plans to continue shipping consoles throughout the holiday season.