PlayStation 5 Japanese Launch Units Sold Out Already

Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Branch has recently notified its native gamers in regards to the launch stock of the upcoming next-gen console PlayStation 5.

In a recent PlayStation blog post by SIE Japan and translated by VGC, the game company has shared that the launch stock of the PS5 is now sold out. As a result, Japanese retail stores will not be able to sell the hardware on release. Only pre-orders will be honored by these stores that will deliver the units.

Here is the statement by SIE Japan:

Due to the high interest and many orders from users, the launch is sold out by the reserved amount. While there are still concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, we do not plan to hold events or sell PS5 at stores on the day of PS5 release in order to ensure the safety of customers, retailers, and staff.

This could also be the case with other regions like the US, Asia, Europe and more. Since the demand is quite strong, retail stores are swamped of pre-orders for the unit and possibly no launch stock will be on display.

PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the US, Japan, and select few countries. The rest of the world will get it on November 19.

Source: PlayStation Blog Japan translated by VGC