Sony says more PlayStation 5 consoles will be available by the end of the year

Sony confirmed that more PlayStation 5 consoles will be available before the end of the year. The company cited an “unprecedented” demand that has made the new console difficult to track down.

The PlayStation twitter account posted the update on the PlayStation 5’s status this morning. “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,” Sony said in the statement.

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

The tweet is nearly identical to one from Microsoft’s Phil Spencer earlier this month, who said the Xbox Series X/S launch was the biggest in the company’s history. Neither company shared exact sales figures, though over one million units of each of the systems would have had to have been sold to top previous records.

Confirmation that more PlayStation 5 consoles will be available before the year ends is good news for fans looking to get a system in time for the holiday season. After a messy pre-order process, finding a PlayStation 5 has been a tall order, with retailers selling out of restocks in seconds.

While the system occasionally blinks in and out of stock at some retailers, the next best chance to get one is on Black Friday. Walmart says it will have a limited supply of consoles available online this Friday. Those who miss the post-Thanksgiving rush should still have a chance to get one afterwards, according to Sony.

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