The whole PS5 pre-order situation is a mess, to say the least. And that’s nothing to say of the supply issues that the console seems to be facing. Now, there’s a new report that sort of shows the culmination of the two combined. GameStop Ireland told its pre-order customers to not expect the console until next year.
VGC reports that this comes within a day of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) informing European retailers of their PS5 launch day allocations. This suggests that the second wave of consoles that EU retailers will get will only be coming in next year.
On one hand, this may only be a problem for the EU. But on the other, it doesn’t quite bode well for the rest of the world either way. This is especially considering the pre-order situation in the US. Then there’s also the previous Bloomberg report of supply issues, which SIE has since denied.
It’s also worth noting that European countries are scheduled to get the PS5 on 19 November. This means they too are getting their consoles a week late like us. And it’s not exactly a good sign for us, though hopefully this is extremely inaccurate speculation on our part.