Of Playstation 5 has barely been available since its launch in November. We see a lot of stories about creating an artificial shortage, but it is just plain nonsense. This is the result of huge demand for the PS5 and it means stocks are almost immediately depleted as soon as they arrive. In this article, we list the latest updates.
According to DigiTimes the Japanese company even managed to sell 3.4 million copies in the first four weeks. This makes it the most popular PlayStation console to date. The report claims that Sony plans to increase production of the PS5 from 16.8 to 18 million units by 2021. Sony would like to use the additional capacity of chipmaker TSMC. AMD is the designer of the PS5 chipsets based on the Ryzen and RDNA 2 platform.
VGChartz writes that almost a million more PS5 consoles have been sold since the first month and that the number now stands at 4.2 million copies. By comparison, the Switch has sold nearly 2.5 million copies and the Xbox Series X | S represents 2.24 million copies during the same period.
In the Netherlands, it is still not known when a new delivery will take place, as all the retailers say they do not know anything. This is probably done because mentioning a date and time has already caused online store downtime and customer service overload on several occasions in the past period.
Update 14/01 (10:14) → During this time too Game Mania started calling people with a pre-order. These are pre-orders placed in June or before. According to our information, the console should be prepaid and then delivered in week 4.
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
Update 13/01 (00:34) → It looks like something is about to happen again this week. We have received emails from readers who NedGame PS5 Digital Edition pre-orders placed in early November started shipping on Tuesday, January 12. According to rumors on social networks Bol.com in Game Mania will follow later this week as well, but we have yet to see any concrete evidence on that. Bol.com said on Twitter, for example, still doesn’t know.
Additionally, both parties still have a large number of pre-orders to process, so it’s not certain that a single sale will follow at all in the short term. Nevertheless, we hope that deliveries will be made more often in the coming period.