There was PS5 pandemonium at a Japanese electronics retailer this past weekend, so much so a restock had to be cancelled and the authorities called.
At the Yodobashi Camera store in the Akihabara district in Tokyo, people were fighting through crowds — social distancing be damned — in an attempt to procure a coveted PS5 console. Clearly finding where to buy the PS5 is a challenge across the globe.
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According to Push Square, the Akihabara branch of Yodobashi Camera doesn't require buyers to use its black credit card, designed to prevent scalpers from buying up hardware. But the store did give out tickets to those in line on a first-come-first-serve basis. Clearly, that didn't work.
Oh my God!!!! ヨドバシps5 pic.twitter.com/v2ilIadbFkJanuary 30, 2021
At the moment, the PS5 launch in Japan was the smallest for a PlayStation console, minus the PSP. And it's not for lack of demand.
It seems that Sony is prioritizing other markets ahead of its home one, causing much frustration for Japanese gamers. Given that the Japanese market is smaller than other territories, Sony has shifted its focus to the American market, per a report by Bloomberg.
CEO of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, has fought back against these claims, saying the "commentary is inaccurate" and that "we have not been as excited about the engagement of the Japanese game development community as we are now for many years," when speaking to Edge Magazine.
The demand simply cannot be satiated due to manufacturing gaps caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. AMD CEO Lisa Su said there's going to be "tightness" for the foreseeable future as it cannot make enough chips.
AMD's inability to manufacture parts could go down to other areas in the supply chain that have been hindered by the pandemic. The trade war between the U.S. and China has not made things any easier.
In short, it looks like it'll be sometime before PS5 stock is at a level where retailers don't sell out in mere moments. Of course, you could always try and find where to buy an Xbox Series X instead.
if we look at it MSRP price that will be something like
new gaming PC (CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 5800 with Cooler Master Liquid ML360R 3x120 or NZXT X73 CPU AiO Cooler , MoBo: ASUS ROG STRIX X570 or Gigabyte Aourus X570 Prime or AsRock Taichi X570 , GPU: RTX3070, or RTX3060Ti, or RX6800XT by ASUS, MSI or EVGA, RAM: 2x16Gb G SKILL TRIDENT Z NEO 3600MHZ or Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 3600MHZ 2x16Gb etc., STORAGE: 1Tb nVME SSD SAMSUNG 970 plus 4Tb of HDD like Seagate or Toshiba or WD, PSU: ASUS ROG 850W GOLD or Corsair 1000W full modular, CASE: ASUS TUF GAMING GT501 and, of course, MONITOR 4K, 144Hz, 27", or 32" 2K with 144Hz or even 200Hz - for same amount - of course everything at MSRP prices), so it's too much and pointless to compare these two things because everyone who's been in the PS ecosystem for a long time, lika I was been, They know very well what SONY did to us by releasing at the end of 2017th the 'stronger' PS4PRO console, like as PSVR bundle set and all other stupid things, like PS movement from PS3 Era, only change the stickers on it, and similar PS accessories, such as PS PLATINUM HEADSET, PS CAM V2, better DS4 from some third party manufacturer like Nacon or Razer etc.
Of course: CONSOLE GAMING is just casual gaming and nothing more... Isn't it? We have the next gen console?
So why does 80% of triple A games still work in useless 30fps and we have only 750Gb storage for next gen gaming install?!