On Nov. 24, Sony’s official PlayStation Twitter account posted a brief statement on Twitter, saying that the current demand for PlayStation 5 has been “unpreparable.” What is more, the problem of storing these new video games is not attributable to a lack of supply, but rather to an increased desire for new games. According to reports, the number of games ordered by consumers through traditional retail channels has significantly decreased. In fact, according to one industry analyst, the decrease in sales has been so severe that analysts believe it will take up to two years before sales return to previous levels.
Some consumers expressed doubts that the new system would live up to the high expectations that it had been given by hardcore video game fans. While others praised the announcement, claiming that it was proof that Sony is truly listening to their audience. In a sense, this was simply proof that SCE has come into its own as it expands into the realm of next-generation video games.
With the PS5 out in the market, many retailers are already running out of stock of the system. Many major video game stores have indicated that they will have no remaining stock of the PS4, although a few have stated that they will be restocking some of their stock over the holiday season. As a result, gamers around the world are left without a competing video gaming console to play when they are planning to buy one. With Sony’s announcement that it will be bringing the new PlayStation through the doors of retail outlets, the wait for the new PlayStation can begin.