The scramble to get the PlayStation 5 since Sony announced the opening of pre-orders has been nothing short of chaotic. Pre-order stocks barely last up to one minute on Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop and other popular retailers before they go out of stock. Sony today has issued an apology about how the whole thing has gone.
In July, PlayStation Marketing Worldwide boss, Eric Lempel promised Sony was going to let everyone know in time before pre-orders begin. “We will let you know when pre-orders will happen,” says Lempel, “it is not going to happen with a minute’s notice.” This wasn’t the case when Sony announced abruptly pre-orders were going to begin the next morning after unveiling the price and launch date for the PlayStation 5.
“Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother,” writes the official PlayStation account in a tweet. “We truly apologize for that.” “Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.”
So, there is no need to panic, Sony has promised there will be enough PS5 consoles for everyone before the year ends.