Sony PS5 Shortage: Company Promises to Stock More PS5 Consoles Before Year-End; No Word Yet on India Launch for 2020 

PS5 is the biggest launch ever in the history of PlayStation.

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Sony PS5 DualSense controller unboxed by Austin Evans

Sony has officially confirmed that the company is prepared for more PlayStation 5 consoles, which are going to be available from retailers during the holiday season. The company is calling it the biggest launch ever in the history of PlayStation. But we can’t believe anything unless we have any concrete numbers. For us, it’s hard to say that anything because we don’t know whether the company is talking about the actual purchase by consumers or the number of consoles they are selling to retailers. 

“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers,” reads PlayStation official Twitter post. 

We can’t deny the fact that the Xbox Series X and Series S is a big competition to the PS5. Recently, Microsoft revealed that the new Xbox consoles might face shortages until the next spring. This is due to the high demand and scalpers scooping up inventory and selling the same consoles at way higher price than the actual retail price. Microsoft also claimed that Sony might also face the same issue as both the consoles are high in demand. 

It seems that manufacturing of next-gen consoles is going to be tough for both Sony and Microsoft. However, we can’t predict anything as the companies are not ready to speak anything about the production line. Reports also suggest that both the companies didn’t plan well enough to fulfil the demand of the consumers. It might be possible that the companies didn’t expect this overwhelming demand from the consumers.

Let’s see how Microsoft and Sony are going to deal with the issue and restock the console for sale. However, there’s still no word on the Indian launch of PS5, we really don’t know when the company is planning to launch the console for Indian users. 


SOURCEThe Verge

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