I pre-ordered my PS5 last friday when I picked up The Last of Us (Game Mania Belgium).
Most people in line did the same. I believe just in that half an hour there were around 5 or 6 pre - orders. Just for that store i'm in the mid 300 range of amount of pre-orders. The average in Belgium for each store was closing into 400. In Netherlands and Belgium there are towards 70 stores and if numbers in both countries are similar that would amount to more than 24k PS5's from one chain already. I have never witnessed this craze on PS5. Every person in in Belgium knows about this console. It came on national news and various channels. A lot of people want it already.
If Sony can have the supply we will see records.
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