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Forums - Sony Discussion - PS5 Pre-orders hit with massive cancelation by stores due to insufficient inventory

Bandorr said:
DonFerrari said:

I wouldn't cancel if I were you. Worst case you could see if a friend that wanted weren't able to get and resell to him without profit.

I did offer a friend that offer. They are unsure have to check with the wife etc.

I'm not going to scalp it so keeping it is a potential for a loss.

And as far as the thread goes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sony-playstation-5/sony-seeing-very-considerable-ps5-demand-ahead-of-launch-idUSKBN27C2P5?il=0&source=news_body_link

"Jim Ryan says that the company has pre-sold as many PS5 units in the first 12 hours of availability as it did in the first 12 weeks for the PS4."

“It may be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one"

And I remember how hard the PS4 was to find. People waited in long ass lines to get one.

Well 12h of preorder being equal to 12 weeks of PS4 that broke a lot of records is just massive. As we already knew, both PS and Series will see almost all available for preorder.

JWeinCom said:
DonFerrari said:

Several articles that I saw used titles that let people thinking that users are doing massive cancel of their own preorders instead of stores doing it.

The impression I got was that people are cancelling their preorders. Please edit the title to give people a better idea of what's going on.

Ok will edit, but then it will be different than what media is using =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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Much as I’d like to jump all over this, there’s too many variables. Retailers sent out too many preorders relative to stock or some truth to rumors of PS5 production. Could be nothing to worry about.



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sales2099 said:
Much as I’d like to jump all over this, there’s too many variables. Retailers sent out too many preorders relative to stock or some truth to rumors of PS5 production. Could be nothing to worry about.

Most likely scenario is that retailers don't have enough confirmed inventory to all the pre-order they sold and that applies to Series as well. Seems like both consoles will be sold out for the whole year.

Just as expected both will sell almost as many as they could possibly manufacture for launch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I don't see the problem here.
If only 10% of PS4 owners want to upgrade right away next month, that number is way higher than any stock manufactured and shipped by that time.
So of course a lot of people will end up empty-handed, preorders getting canceled left and right as well. Let's not forget producing 10mio consoles and associated accessories probably costs around $5billion and that money isn't just lying around.



The consoles seem to be almost as popular as Nvidia cards.



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I still don't get why so many people preorder hardware at launch, when it's the hardest, most expensive to obtain and has the biggest chance of hardware malfunction.



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Darwinianevolution said:

I still don't get why so many people preorder hardware at launch, when it's the hardest, most expensive to obtain and has the biggest chance of hardware malfunction.

Probably because most people never had those problems



Darwinianevolution said:

I still don't get why so many people preorder hardware at launch, when it's the hardest, most expensive to obtain and has the biggest chance of hardware malfunction.

Because if you preorder you can pay MSRP so not more expensive. And you can use the console for the longest time.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Same in France but it was the same with the Nintendo Switch here in 2017