Japanese gamers love lining up at stores on day one to buy an anticipated new console or game, but the PS5’s launch will be different.
Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan announced via its own PlayStation Blog that the pre-order allocation for the PS5 is completely sold out.
Since there are still concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no plans to hold any launch event or to sell the console at stores on release dat in order to ensure the safety of customers, retailers, and staff.
Those who managed to pre-order a console are advised to check the delivery method and contact their retailer for details.
While pre-orders for the launch days are closed, Sony plans to shop more units in the future and encourages those who want to purchase the PS5 to contact their local store for further details on future availability.
In case you missed it, the PS5’s standard edition will cost $499.99, €499.99, £449.99, or 49,980 yen while the Digital Edition is priced at $399.99, €399.99, £359.99, or 39,980 yen.
The first release date for the console will be on Nov. 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
Everyone else will have to wait a little more: the console will launch in Europe and in the rest of the world on Nov. 19.
Incidentally, Sony recently announced that it plans to ship more than 7.6 million units by the end of March 2021, beating the PS4’s debut shipments.