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MetiNews.Com - WANNABE PS5 owners have been thwarted after GAME revealed they'd totally sold out of consoles with two hours. Following rumours the gaming giant has as many as
Breaking News ! WANNABE PS5 owners have been thwarted after GAME revealed they'd totally sold out of consoles with two hours. Following rumours the gaming giant has as many as 15,000 new consoles - one of the biggest restocks since the device first went on sale - GAME today tweeted that a huge number of pre-orders had already cleared them out. They did, however, tell customers to keep their eyes peeled and keep checking the GAME website for the latest updates. Since its launch last November, millions of gamers around the world have struggled to bag a PlayStation 5. Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours... THE PRICE IS WRONG! Playstation owners are being sold for more than double the price on eBay. The Sun saw listings as high as £1,000, which is £550 more than the actual console price. And when viewing “completed listings”, buyers had paid well over £700 to secure a console PS5 CONSOLE SHORTAGES COULD END BY SUMMER Insiders have revealed that some of the delays are linked to shortages of the chips that power the consoles. It’s expected that these shortages will be over by June or July. PLAYSTATION ‘TO LAUNCH AN XBOX GAME’ PlayStation Studios is about to launch its first-ever game on the Xbox, insiders have claimed. Leaked box art for an Xbox version of Sony’s MLB: The Show 21 has turned up online. MLB: The Show is a longstanding baseball game series that debuted in 2006.The game is typically a PlayStation exclusive, but leaker Anerdydad has posted images of an Xbox One cover for the game. GOLD PS5 WITH CROCODILE LEATHER CONTROLLER YOURS FOR £350K Luxury Russian retailer Caviar says the dazzling device is a "mixture of rationality and brightness, pure fine lines, and deliberate luxury". It adds: "Caviar jewellers could not pass by such a luxurious and very difficult to manufacture golden version of the PlayStation." Caviar claims the golden PS5 will be assembled from eight sheets that cover the exterior, cast in 18-carat gold. HOW MUCH DO PS5s COST? The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399. They're up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10. SONY BOSS SAYS MORE STOCK IS COMING PlayStation president Jim Ryan has admitted that more PS5 stock is on the way. But speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month. He added that from July onwards, it will be much easier to get a PS5. "It will get better every month throughout 2021," Ryan explained. SECOND GAME PS5 DROP A second wave of PS5 is expected to drop between 12-1pm today from GAME. Thousands of fans managed to cop the in-demand gaming system this morning. All consoles are now out of stock but another drop is expected this afternoon according to the Twitter account @PS5UKStock. SONY FACING LAWSUIT OVER PS5 ‘JOYSTICK MALFUNCTION’ Sony is facing a representative lawsuit after gamers complained about a “joystick malfunction”. The issue that’s been branded the ‘drift’ after several users commented on the suspected fault online. Gamers had a similar issue with the Nintendo Switch. In a suit recently filed in the US, a law firm claims that the faulty controller joysticks, which cost almost £60 – are registering movement even when a player doesn’t touch them Eurogamer reports. CONNECTIVITY GAP Extreme Networks’ VP International Markets, Markus Nispel, said that gamers can have very different experiences depending on the type of broadband connectivity available in their location. He told The Sun: “The PlayStation 5 has been a knockout success in the UK – to the point where, almost 3 months on, it is still very hard to get your hands on the console. “But even for those lucky enough to own one, the experience can be vastly different based on their location. “The new console has laid bare the problematic connectivity gap between rural and urban areas in the UK.
.” HOW MUCH DOES A PS5 COST? Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19. The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399. They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and digital-only Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10. PS5 ‘HAS BETTER BLU-RAY PLAYER’ THAN XBOX SERIES X The PS5 has one major advantage over bitter rival the Xbox Series X, according an audio-visual geek. Vincent Teoh from YouTube channel HDTVTest carried out an in-depth comparison of the consoles’ Blu-Ray players, and found Sony’s machine came out on top. After placing the two consoles side-by-side, he showed that the PS5 avoids frame rate stutters during playback, which the Series X is prone too. Microsoft’s powerhouse also doesn’t display 12-bit colour, leading to less chroma bandwidth than Sony’s machine. SONY FACING LAWSUIT OVER PS5 ‘JOYSTICK MALFUNCTION’ Sony is facing a representative lawsuit after gamers complained about a “joystick malfunction”. The issue that’s been branded the ‘drift’ after several users commented on the suspected fault online. Gamers had a similar issue with the Nintendo Switch. In a suit recently filed in the US, a law firm claims that the faulty controller joysticks, which cost almost £60 – are registering movement even when a player doesn’t touch them Eurogamer reports. GAMER’S TREASURE A gold-plated PlayStation 5 has gone on sale online slapped with a gargantuan price tag and coupled with crocodile skin controllers. Luxury Russian retailer Caviar is selling the bougie machine for $500,000 (£359,000) – meaning it should at least be safe from pesky scalpers. According to the store’s listing, the dazzling device is a “mixture of rationality and brightness, pure fine lines, and deliberate luxury”. It adds: “Caviar jewellers could not pass by such a luxurious and very difficult to manufacture golden version of the PlayStation.” CONTINUED... He explained the pandemic is holding back production. He said: "Obviously in a pandemic supply chains become a little more complicated than would normally be the case. "You know, one very visible example is the difficulties in the semiconductor market. You know, whether it’s automobiles, smartphones, PCs or games consoles, the problems in all those areas are very widely documented. "We had to move to a distribution model that is entirely online and that’s something that we never had to do before. "And, finally, just the level of demand for PlayStation 5. So, you know, all of those things kind of combined." PLAYSTATION BOSS 'VERY SORRY' ABOUT LACK OF NEW STOCK PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has spoken out about the lack of stock available for their new console. He told GQ: "All I can say is we’re working as hard as we possibly can. "You may have read that we sold 4.5 million PS5s at the end of December – that’s more than we did PS4s in 2013 and that was the high watermark for the PlayStation generation. "So, with everything in the world throughout last year, we feel like that was fairly decent. "I know there were people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We’re very sorry about that and obviously grateful that demand has been as strong as it is." SONY WANT TO SELL 15 MILLION PS5 CONSOLES THIS YEAR Sony have revealed they hope to sell nearly 15 million PlayStation 5’s in the next financial year. After releasing their sales targets for between April 2021 and March 2022, it has offered a glimmer of hope for eager gamers desperate to get their hands on one.
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