Sony Apologizes For Botched PS5 Pre-Orders, Says More Consoles Will Be Available Soon
The folks over at Sony appear to have realized that some mistakes were made in regards to the recently opened pre-orders for the PlayStation 5. Immediately following the PlayStation 5 showcase event that took place earlier this week, gaming industry figure Geoff Keighley announced that pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 were slated to open up the following day, with many retailers being thrown into a state of confusion due to a distinct lack of communication from Sony. As a result of this, several retailers either opened up pre-orders too quickly or past the ‘official’ release time, resulting in even more confusion and some understandably angry consumers that aren’t sure if their pre-orders will be honored for release date. Now, a full three days later, Sony has issued a statement apologizing for the entire debacle.
Sony recently took to its PlayStation Twitter to issue an apologetic statement regarding its messy PlayStation 5 pre-order scheduling. “Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that,” the Tweet begins. “Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.”
Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that.
Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details.
And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBun
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 19, 2020
Meanwhile on the Xbox side of things, Microsoft is hamming it up by promising those looking forward to the Xbox Series X | S that there will be no such pre-order issues on their side of the fence. It’ll be interesting to see how Sony recovers from this, though having higher demand than the current supply of PlayStation 5 consoles certainly isn’t the worst problem for a company to have.
The PlayStation 5 is slated to release on November 12th, with a global release set for November 19th.
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