As you might have heard, Sony will officially launch PlayStation 5 in Malaysia tomorrow, 11 December. However, if you are planning to visit a Sony Store or Sony Centre tomorrow to obtain the console, you are out of luck though.
Sony Malaysia has confirmed that there will be no units available for walk-in customers on the Malaysian launch day for PS5 tomorrow. As for pre-order units, customers are generally being asked to reach out to the Sony Store or Sony Centre directly for further information on their pre-order units:
The announcement by Sony Malaysia didn’t come as a surprise though, given the reception that the game console has received during its Malaysian pre-order day on 12 November. As per our report, gamers have queued as early as 3:00 AM to secure their unit while the allocations on Sony Malaysia’s online store were pretty much gone in mere seconds.
The scarcity of PS5 stocks is not exactly unique to Malaysia though. As noted by the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Jim Ryan in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, all retail units of PS5 have been sold out throughout the world in general.
Hence, any hopes on obtaining the PS5 through normal retail channels in Malaysia are pretty much shattered at the moment. There is also no way of telling when the new stocks will make their way into our shores, so be prepared to wait for quite a while if you are planning to get your hands on the PS5.