It’s near enough impossible to pre-order a PS5 console at the moment, and for good reason. Sony says that the demand for the PS5 has been much higher than anticipated, with the first 12 hours of PS5 pre-orders beating sales of the PS4 in its first 12 weeks in the US.
The pre-order sales could have been even higher if more PS5s were available to order ahead of launch. Ryan has stated that the company is “working as hard as we ever can” to meet demand, especially around Christmas, but not everyone who wants a PS5 will get one this year.
In an interview with Reuters, Jim Ryan, CEO of SIE said:
“The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been has been very, very considerable. It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one.”
Sony’s pre-order system wasn’t then best either, with promises of giving gamers advanced notice of pre-orders, while some retailers jumped the gun and started offering pre-orders on the night the price and release date were officially revealed.
According to creative agency Rise at Seven, the PS5 is more in demand than the Xbox Series X. While we can’t comment on the validity of their data, it does look impressive for Sony: