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Sony Reportedly Sold More PS5 Units In First 12 Hours Than PS4 Did in First 12 Weeks


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Sony’s PS5 next-gen console is a hot ticket item this holiday season and not everyone who wants one may get one.

During an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said the PS5 is selling extremely well before launch and has already surpassed expectations.

Via Reuters

The Japanese tech company pre-sold as many PS5 consoles in the first 12 hours in the United States as in the first 12 weeks for its predecessor PlayStation 4 device, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in an interview.

“The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been has been very, very considerable,” Ryan told Reuters.

After the coronavirus pandemic disrupted manufacturing chains worldwide this year there’s a decent chance there could be a shortage of consoles at launch considering the demand.

The launch comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has boosted gaming companies’ revenues but also disrupted retail networks, games development and manufacturing supply chains around the world.

“It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one,” said Ryan, adding the company is “working as hard as we ever can” to ensure supply for the year-end shopping season.

As of today, pre-orders are sold out and PS5s are reselling for a hefty price on eBay.

Hopefully Sony is able to sort things out before the resale prices really get out of control.



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Jorge Alonso, DMT.NEWS