Sony has apologized for the rather messy way it handled PS5 Pre-orders over the past few days and has promised that more consoles will be made available for pre-order in the coming days.
The PS5 pricing and release date were finally revealed earlier this week during Wednesday’s PS5 showcase, and while pre-order details weren’t shared during the event, Sony later confirmed that pre-orders would go live one day later. Multiple major retailers, however, kicked off pre-orders shortly after the showcase and both the standard and digital model sold out instantly.
The day after, on September 17th, various other retailers went live with their pre-orders. As might have been expected, pre-order stocks only lasted for roughly 10 minutes at several retailers. Scalpers have already been spotted selling pre-ordered PS5 consoles for twice the retail price.
On Twitter, Sony has now apologized for the way pre-orders for the PS5 have been rolled out. In addition to promising that more pre-order units will be arriving in the coming days, the company also confirmed that more PS5 consoles will be made available through the end of the year.
“Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother”, Sony writes on Twitter. “We truly apologize for that.”
“Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details.”
Sony added, “more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.”
As covered yesterday, early data suggests that the vast majority of pre-orders consoles will be the standard edition.
“My guess is we will see a lot more digital consoles on the market eventually I doubt this is a long term thing”, independent industry analyst Benji Sales wrote on Twitter. “But yeah, [for] those wanting a Digital Only PS5 it might be much more difficult to get ahold of than the Disc over the next several months.”
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