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Sony reassures anxious PlayStation fans: 'More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year'

Sony reassures anxious PlayStation fans: 'More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year'


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Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item.




As such, it's sold out everywhere — every retailer, from Amazon to GameStop, can't keep enough in stock to satisfy demand. A robust resale market has sprung up, with the $500 model selling for upwards of $1,000.




Sony reassured anxious fans with a message on Wednesday morning: "More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year," the company said. "Please stay in touch with your local retailers."




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Sony's PlayStation 5 is finally available worldwide. Because of the pandemic, millions of people turned to digital storefronts to purchase the new console. But that proved nearly impossible: Customers around the world tried and failed to order the PS5 through a variety of retailers.With demand vastly outpacing supply, a robust resale market for the nascent console has sprung up: The $500 PS5 model is selling for around $1,000 on StockX as of Wednesday morning.But before you shell out nearly double, consider Sony's latest messaging on PS5 availability: "Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year," the company said in a tweet on Wednesday morning. "Please stay in touch with your local retailers."It's unclear exactly how many PlayStation 5 consoles have been sold thus far.
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