As the worldwide release of the PlayStation 5 moves ever closer, many gamers are still attempting to get their hands on Sony’s next-generation console.
The console releases across the world on November 12th and November 19th and it appears that getting hold of one in some countries will be much harder than first thought.
According to VGC, Japan has sold out of all launch units and there will not be any additional stock available on launch day.
The news comes from Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan (SIEJ) and revealed that there are no more consoles to sell “Due to the high interest and many orders from users, the launch is sold out by the reserved amount”.
It has been widely reported that in the United States, Sony secured as many pre-orders in the first 12 hours as it did in the first 12 weeks of PS4 pre-orders.
Japan completely selling out of the PS5 is bad news for those wanting to buy one on launch day, but it is more than likely that Sony will be replenishing stock levels in the coming weeks in order to satisfy demand.
Completely selling out of PS5s is certainly a good omen for Sony, which has been confident surrounding sales performance of the new console.
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki stated in October that Sony expects to sell at least 7.6 million consoles by the end of March 2021.
With Japan selling out of PS5s ahead of its release, could it be possible that something similar happens in another country? Can Sony cope with the high demand of the console despite the ongoing pandemic? We will have to wait and see…