The hotly anticipated gaming console PlayStation 5 became available for pre-order at 12 pm IST on Tuesday, January 12, and within a few minutes, it completely sold out. On platforms like Amazon, all the units sold out in a few seconds, while websites like the Games The Shop didn’t even load for a lot of prospective buyers. The only channel where the gaming console was in stock for a few minutes was Reliance Digital.
If you were unable to pre-order Sony’s new PlayStation 5 console, here’s some good news for you: Sony just confirmed that a second pre-order phase will commence soon. Although the company hasn’t shared any details regarding the same, it advised consumers to stay in touch with retailers for the next pre-order phase.
In a press statement, the company said, “PS5 has met with unprecedented enthusiasm by PlayStation fans in India, resulting in a stockout during the pre-order period.” It further added, “Keeping the current situation in mind, we kindly urge all customers to keep their health and safety first, and refrain from visiting any retail store to pre-order a PS5. Please stay in touch with retailers for the next pre-order phase.”
Sony hasn’t confirmed when the console will be back for pre-order. The company has also not revealed any tentative timeline for the PS5 Digital Edition India, or for that matter, even for the select PS5 accessories like the Dual Sense charging station, HD camera, and PS headset that weren’t available even in the first round of pre-order.
The only thing that can be safe to assume at this point is that the aforementioned accessories will be available for purchase after February 2, the launch date of PS5 in India. Talking about the same, a Sony spokesperson told The Financial Times, “PS5 Digital Edition and select peripherals (Dual Sense charging station, HD camera and PS headset) will not be available in the launch window. Please monitor our official channels for updates on release dates.”