Sony have released a statement about the PlayStation 5 pre-orders in Japan, and the story is the same as everywhere: it's gone. All planned consoles are sold out and there's no info about the next batch, yet.
PlayStation 5 is sold out in Japan, Sony have confirmed on the official blog. They don't plan to hold any events due to the COVID19 situation, and there is currently no information about the next arrival of consoles.
Not all is that negative, luckily, and those who have managed to land a preorder are just one week away from stepping into the Next-generation of gaming.
Here's the full statement:
"The release date of PlayStation5, Thursday, November 12, is approaching. Due to the high interest and many orders from users, the release date is sold out by the reserved amount.
While there are still concerns about the spread of coronavirus infection, we do not plan to hold events or sell PS5 at stores on the day of PS5 release in order to ensure the safety of customers, retailers, and staff.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused to those who wish to purchase PS5.
For customers who purchased PS5 by advance reservation, please check the receiving method in advance and contact the store where you made the reservation for details.
On the day of the release of PS5, we have temporarily closed the reservation because we have reached the planned number of reservations, but we expect to continue shipping PS5 in the future. For the next arrival information and sales method, please check the information of each store.
We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation."
Japan is getting PlayStation 5 the same day as the US, November 12. The lucky gamers from the rest of the world who have preordered PS5 successfully will have to wait a week more, November 19.