Sony has confirmed to replenish its PlayStation 5 stock by the end of the year after the newly launched gaming console sold out in its biggest launch ever. Sony Interactive Leisure CEO Jim Ryan said in a media interview on Wednesday that PlayStation 5 launch sales are doing great and ‘absolutely everything is bought’.
“We want to thank players everywhere for making the PS5 our biggest console launch ever. Demand for the PS5 is unprecedented, so we want to confirm that more PS5 stock will retail before the end of the year. Will be coming to vendors – please get in touch with your local retailers,” the company said in a tweet.
Every PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Collection console are pretty hard to find right now during the holiday season. Within the US, the Sony PS5 is priced at $499.99 for the custom version and $399.99 for the digital version.
Recently, UK-based information analytics firm, Ampere Evaluation predicted that Sony could sell around 17.9 million models of the PS5 console by the end of 2021 and over 67 million models by 2024.
The Microsoft Xbox Collection X and Collection S gaming consoles went on sale internationally on November 10. Microsoft also touted the Xbox Collection X and S as its biggest Xbox launch to date, though it didn’t offer any specific sales figures. Given the huge demand, the Xbox Collection X and Collection S consoles are expected to be made available sometime until at least April next year.
The huge number of pre-orders resulted in limited supply of the console on launch day and even some early consumers may want to wait until after the holidays to complete their pre-orders.