Sony’s PlayStation 5 is a few days old, but if you haven’t pre-ordered it, you may be out of luck in Japan, the home country of the system. Sony announced that it will not be possible to purchase the system from stores on the first day.
The Video Game Chronicle reports that the PS5 launch quota in Japan is already sold out, telling potential customers that “due to high user interest and many orders, the launch will be at a reserved price. It’s sold out. “
Sony also said it would not hold a PS5 in-store event for COVID-19 to “ensure the safety of customers, retailers and staff.” The company asked the customer to check with the pre-ordered store to see how the console would be received.
This is not surprising as the PS5 is very difficult to buy in many regions and the system is sold through release assignments. Sony called the shot early, saying that the PS5 (similar to the previous PS2 and PS4) would sell over 100 million units.
If you haven’t got your PS5 pre-order in the US yet, check out GameSpot’s pre-order guide. Watch the launch coverage begin in the coming weeks.