Still don’t have a PS5 purchase locked in? Well, you better start praying that you’ll still be able to find one on a store shelf come launch day.
If you don’t have the PS5 pre-ordered at this point in time, it sounds like your prospects of getting the next-gen this holiday season are going to be pretty rough.
In a new conversation with Reuters, PlayStation head Jim Ryan has said that the demand for the PS5 has been staggering, to say the least. Ryan stated that the demand for the PS5 when pre-orders went live was “very, very considerable,” and expressed that Sony is doing all it can to manufacture as many units of the hardware as it can in the coming months. “It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one,” Ryan expressed.
Despite previously saying that there would be more PS5 consoles available at launch compared to the release of the PS4 back in 2013, the reason why consoles are said to be so sparse this holiday season comes with how high demand has been. Ryan also confirmed that Sony pre-sold as many PS5 units in the United States in its first 12 hours of availability as it did in the first 12 weeks of the PS4’s pre-order cycle. Those totals are staggering, to say the very least.
All in all, the PS5 sounds like it’s already poised to be a rousing success in not only the United States, but around the world. With a launch lineup that includes games like Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, prospective purchasers of the platform won’t have to wait long to get their hands on some must-have titles.
The PS5 is set to launch in a little over two weeks and will release on November 12.