If you were among those who took part in the pre-order blitz for the PlayStation 5 and found things far from well handled, then perhaps it’s reassuring to note that Sony agrees with you. But more importantly, the company promises that it will be releasing more PS5 consoles to retailers for pre-order in the next few days, with further promise that more consoles will be made available through the end of this year.
“Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother,” reads a tweet from Sony. “We truly apologize for that.”
The lack of smoothness is arguably the biggest understatement made in gaming this month: Sony stated that the ability to pre-order the console would be available “as early as tomorrow [September 17th],” but when retailers started offering up their console pre-orders shortly after the statement, all hell broke loose even though Sony offered registration for folks to pre-purchase.
It’s important to note that, once again, this latest statement from Sony doesn’t give any firm date or timing, deferring to retailers to share more details. Time will tell of the company’s promise to meet demand will hold water.