The black PS5 from SUP3R5 was officially sold out after its release on January 8. However, there may be more consoles in the future.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the launch did not go smoothly. Many users encountered payment problems and were charged for pre-orders that were not actually available.
Production of the black PS5 was limited to just 304 units, and demand far exceeded expectations: a trend that became too familiar when PS5 stocks appeared.
Since then, SUP3R5 has apologized on Twitter for the frustration faced by some users and promised to do better in the future. The team also clarified what would happen to those who were wrongly accused.
“If you were charged today but did not receive a confirmation email, your order is not complete,”
Consumers who have banked for international shipments will also feel quite upset today, as SUP3R5 is postponing any international pre-orders until later this month.
Sorry for today. This will not happen again. Please be patient with us as we go through each order. pic.twitter.com/97hpLdp89f January 9, 2021
However, there is some potentially good news for those who have forgotten to provide a black PS5. The team hinted in the statement above that all future versions will be distributed in smaller batches to avoid the same “load on our systems”, which could mean that more consoles will be available.
SUP3R5 also stated that it processes any cancellation requests, which means that some pre-saved consoles can be returned to circulation. If you have placed an order and want to contact SUP3R5, you can do so here.
We are processing all cancellation requests tonight. If you send us one, you should receive a cancellation and refund notification sometime tonight. Thank you for being patient with us. We are not happy with these problems. January 8, 2021
The custom console and accompanying DualSense controller should be delivered in late spring 2021, and the design reflects the look of the iconic PS2, which still remains the best-selling PlayStation console to date with 155 million units sold worldwide.
But why are only 304 units made? Well, because the PS2 was originally released on 03/04/00. If you only want the DualSense controller, you have slightly a better chance of getting one as there were 500 units for grabs.
It was easy to predict that the launch would not be exactly as planned on the morning of January 8. The stunning 54K was already on the waiting list for the console, and that number continued to rise before pre-orders launched.
Although they say you should never be told the chances, we also want everyone to have expectations for tomorrow. We currently have just under 54,000 on the waiting list. We are horrified by this number. We take root for each of you. January 8, 2021
If you want the black PS5, you have to pay a premium of $ 99 for the DualSense controller (usually $ 69) and $ 649 for the PS5 console (usually $ 499). But when you compare it to the sleek gold PS5, which costs over $ 10,000, it almost seems reasonable.
It goes without saying that if you have ordered a PS5 or DualSense controller from SUP3R5 or plan to do so in the future, you are doing so at your own risk. Sony may also take advantage of a hammer before the ban is delivered, as it has already stopped a dealer who sold custom PS5 faceplates last year. So far, however, he has not taken any action.
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