Sony has apologised for the "mess" that was pre-ordering their new consoles online and that more will be made available to local gamers.
"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," said PlayStation official in a Tweet.
The consoles became available online internationally on Wednesday, September 16 which was a day earlier than Sony had intended. This left gamers in a panic to secure a console ahead of its physical release in November.
While the details are thin, gamers have been promised access to more pre-orders by Sony but will have to wait and see how this pans out.
South African online retailers were also quick to run out of pre-order options, with most showing sold out signs.
South African online retailers
Pre-orders in South Africa kicked off in the morning of Thursday, September 15 on various e-commerce platforms.
It was no surprise that the stores quickly began to sell out, further sparking the FOMO in local gamers.
Interestingly BT Games have cut their PS5 pre-order game prices by R100 each.