With the holiday season fast approaching, reports have emerged that Sony's looking to significantly restock PS5 units in the UK. Reportedly, they've resorted to air freighting.
As per The Sun, three Boeing 747 jets containing around 50 pallets of console stock each flew from Seoul, South Korea to the UK. VGC mentions this could be the reason for "an unusually high number of PS5 restocks" recently, which includes Amazon, Argos, and Game.
Sony Reported To Begin PS5 Restock To The UK Via Air
The Sun also reports that 12 articulated lorries were needed to bring all the PS5 stocks carried by the jets to the mentioned outlets in the UK. A Sony source spoke with the website, saying:
“A phenomenal operation has been under way to stock UK shelves of PS5s for Christmas. Sony just wants to keep fans happy after a slew of issues with its new kit, and this is an unprecedented air-lift. The 747 plane is rare after being decommissioned by British Airways, but carries a vast amount of cargo as a freighter aircraft. Each plane can bring in 100 tonnes of equipment on almost 50 pallets. It means millions of gamers will now be smiling this Christmas.”
PS5 demand still remains high since it released last November. That's largely due to the chipset shortage, where production has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, causing delays across the wider tech industry.
Hopefully, these reports of a restock could ease fan desire to have their own PS5 this holiday season. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.