After the big Sony PS5 event this week, the ship’s date of November 19 in the US and the starting price are already out of the bag. People seem to be raving about their consoles, whether it’s a $ 499 PS5 or a $ 399 digital edition that comes without a disk drive.
As customers frantically searched for a console in stock at their favorite retailer, many wondered if Sony would actually be able to provide enough consoles for anyone who wanted one – a real concern after rumors that Sony had cut its initial shipments to the PS5.
At the time, Sony denied these rumors, but now, in an interview with The Washington PostJim Ryan, CEO and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, confirmed that when the pandemic hit, distribution problems still occurred. However, Ryan added that Sony will have “more PlayStation 5 devices ready for sale than those of the PlayStation 4 in 201
Seven years ago, Sony sold about 2.1 million PlayStation 4 devices worldwide just two weeks after launch and 1 million on the first day of the console market. It is not known how many units will be available for the PS5, so delivery may be an issue.
Based on customer reports that target retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, GameStop and Walmart to be greeted with sold-out messages, this certainly seems to be the case. Some reports indicate that more stocks are coming up next week, especially for Walmart, while others note that they were able to pre-order their systems at GameStop only by visiting a physical location. For physical visits, some retail staff report only 10 to 20 units on hand on site.
Microsoft could not help but enjoy the laughter at the expense of its rival in the console space. The Xbox X Series manufacturer tweet out “Don’t worry – we’ll let you know the exact time when pre-orders start for you” – a clear reference to the PS5’s scattered approach.
👀 Let’s make it official! Xbox S Series | Next generation performance in the Xbox box ever. $ 299 (ERP). We look forward to sharing more! Coming soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq September 8, 2020
Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X begin on September 22 before its release on November 10. The Xbox Series X costs $ 499 – the same price as the PS5 – while the all-digital Xbox Series S costs $ 299.