Sony’s Dutch and Belgian websites have both been up and running since Monday. PlayStation Belgium reported on Twitter that users can buy “different products” there and it shows an image of the consoles.
The coveted Playstation 5 is not available in the Dutch and Belgian web store. It is not clear when stock will be available. There is no function to receive notification about this nor can you make a reservation or sign up for a waiting list. PlayStation 4 and accessories such as consoles can be ordered.
Sony has been selling gaming consoles in the US for some time through its live website. There, the company maintains a waiting list for PS5 buyers. Sony opens this queue for a short time at certain times. It is not known if such a system will also come to the Benelux.
Sony already announced in May that it plans to sell the same consoles in the Benelux region. This was evident from the investors’ presentation. Last week, Sony opened a Direct Store in Germany and Then it turns out that the Benelux sites will soon follow. Nintendo and Microsoft have been selling their consoles through their own web stores for quite some time now.
The PlayStation 5 was released a little over a year ago and is hard to come by due to the constant shortage of chips and high demand. Sales are the same as the PlayStation 4 in the similar period after release, but there hasn’t been much shortage of this console.
According to Bloomberg, Sony will produce in the coming months due to a lack of chips 1 million copies less from PlayStation 5 than the company previously estimated. Thus, production in the period from April this year to the end of March next year will reach 15 million units instead of 16 million units. Sony has previously indicated that it expects the console to be difficult to obtain next year.
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