Sony Apologizes for Botched PS5 Pre-Orders

More PS5 Consoles Will Be Available for Pre-Order Soon

Sony has officially apologized for the pre-order fiasco that left many PlayStation fans without a pre-order for their next-gen console of choice. According to Sony, things could’ve gone a lot sooner, and more PS5’s will be available for pre-order between now and the end of the year. The apology follows a pre-order launch for PS5’s where many people were unable to get their hands on a pre-order for the next-gen PlayStation while several scalpers were able to nab one and post it on eBay at inflated prices. Both editions of PS5 consoles release on November 12th, with the standard unit costing $499, and the disc-free console costing $399.99.

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“Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother”, Sony said on their official Twitter account. “We truly apologize for that. Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder, retailers will share more details.” Finally, Sony added the important caveat that “more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.” PlayStation fans rejoice, more PS5 pre-orders are coming soon, and hopefully, they won’t sell out in minutes like the initial rollout.

On September 17th various other retailers went live with their pre-orders, which Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO and President Jim Ryan claimed to be unaware of. Pre-order stocks only lasted for roughly 10 minutes at several retailers before selling out. Scalpers have already been spotted selling pre-ordered PS5 consoles for twice the retail price on websites such as eBay. While the initial pre-orders could’ve gone a lot smoother, Sony couldn’t account for just how many scalpers were able to get their hands on a console pre-order just to flip it online at an inflated rate.

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