A lot of people did not get hold of a PS5 pre-order last month and now we know why. Apart from stock being extremely limited, Sony says that pre-order sales were record-breaking and exceeded their expectations. According to the company, Sony recorded more PlayStation 5 pre-orders in the first 12 hours alone than during the PS4’s first 12 weeks on the market.
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That means Sony managed to push more PS5 consoles before launch than they did PS4 consoles even after it launched back in 2013. This is definitely good news for the company given the launch of the Xbox Series X so close together. Sony CEO Jim Ryan says the demand for the next-gen console has been “very considerable”. However, he also warns customers that not all pre-orders will be fulfilled on launch day due to the stock restrictions.
Keep in mind that retailers in SA only listed initial pre-order launch day stock for the PS5. They then went on to list the 2nd wave stock. However, keep your eyes open in case there are any possible delays due to stock restrictions in SA too but it seems we know what we are doing.
Sony says they are extremely excited for the future of the PS5 and look to top the global PS4 sales of 100 million in the years to come. It took over six years for the PS4 to hit the 100 million milestones. In addition, Sony released two new versions of the console during that time including a the PS4 Pro and Slim. The console price also changed. If Sony plans on pushing past the 100 million mark on the PS5, we will most likely see history repeat itself with mid-generation hardware and cheaper slim consoles. However, that is still a few years away. Right now, we are just excited to get our hands on the PlayStation 5 in the next few weeks.