With demand for the PS5 being enormously high, many gamers have been left empty handed and disappointed over the last couple of weeks. Many have simply failed to acquire one of the limited number of consoles available due to stock selling out in seconds, while scalpers have managed to hoard consoles to sell at marked up prices online.
However, Sony has now pledged that there will be more opportunities for gamers to grab a PS5 before 2020 draws to a close, with the official PlayStation Twitter account confirming more stock is on the way before the year is out.
“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” the tweet reads. “Demand for [the] 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.”
While this statement is incredibly encouraging for those yet to get Sony’s next-generation console, it is also quite vague. There are no specifics on what level of stock will be made available, or to which regions, but if it’s as low as the levels on the console’s full release, there may still be a fair amount of disappointed gamers.
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.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020
While it is very likely, there was also no guarantee that this inventory of consoles will be available for retailers prior to Christmas.
The recent demand for consoles, and the lucrative resale prices online, have resulted in dozens of reports of missing or stolen consoles at various points in the delivery chain. In some cases, customers were receiving packages where consoles were replaced with items such as foot massagers, air fryers, and bags of rice.
Hopefully, this new wave of PS5 stock will be able to sufficiently meet the high demand so that these kind of reports don’t keep cropping up.