It's been over five months since the launch of the PlayStation 5, and Sony's next-gen console is still an absolute pain in the arse to purchase. The Japanese giant says that production is still limited — a knock-on effect of the coronavirus pandemic — and as such, demand continues to completely outweigh supply. When PS5 stock does actually arrive, it tends to sell out in a matter of minutes.
The PS5 is so rare, in fact, that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny doesn't even have one at home. With Sony investing big bucks into the Fortnite creator these days, it seems crazy that the company's boss doesn't have personal access to a console — but that's apparently how it is.
According to Geoff Keighley, who's been keeping tabs on the Epic Games versus Apple trial, Sweeny stated that he doesn't have a PS5 at home, but he does have one in the office. That's something, at least.
Sweeny isn't the only industry figure lacking a PS5, either. Just the other day, Tekken and Bandai Namco eSports boss Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that he and his development team don't have access to PS5s outside of work. Madness!
So yeah, if you don't have your own PS5 yet, we wouldn't worry too much — not when CEOs and lead developers are also missing out on the action.
Geoff Keighley can't spell 'revealed.'
as if he couldn't afford to buy one at a very slightly inflated price 🙄
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Sounds like you've tried to flog him one.
@hypnotoad lol good spot that.
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Even he knows it's not worth it 🤣
He has so much money there is only one reason he doesn’t have one. He doesn’t want one. Not enough. Probably as he has little time or is more interested in PC gaming.
He can have mine - 1,500 quid.
@thefourfoldroot Maybe he has other hobbies too
It’s really a terrible situation that both PS5 and Series x are not getting restock more quickly or readily available, it is almost an industrial joke.
Switch restocks are very good, but I guess that’s is due to different micro chips being used and an established supply after four years on the market.
Would be interesting to know if actual production lines have stopped or slowed due to parts shortages.
Not sure what to make of it all, I have both but that’s not the point. It’s a bad knock on affect as well, as less games, controllers and online memberships will be sold as well.
Well at least Nintendo are doing well, selling hundreds of thousands of consoles and games each week, they seem to be top dog in the UK charts etc at the moment and sell so many switches and games each week, it’s almost like an under cover take over job.
@thefourfoldroot Maybe they don't feel like flexing money to buy a PS5 at an inflated price. Some people don't like the principle of it, and they also have families to support. Just because they are well off doesn't mean they are willy nilly with their money. No amount of money can truly sustain just throwing it around without a care. I know buying one thing doesn't do that, but the idea of not doing it in general is what I'm getting at.
Maybe he has enough of it at the office so he prefers to spend his free time doing something else
True. For rich people. But we are talking about obscenely rich here. I doubt he even knows how much electrical items cost, he just asks his assistant to buy something he wants and it appears.
@Arugula The heart bleeds innit.
I'm glad they don't support scalpers. It is not about money, it's about principles.
@djlard You think anyone in the games industry has principles !!!
He doesn’t have a heart either apparently... no Star Wars skins on Star Wars day!?! Nooooooooo!!! 😁
@Dezzy70 Not really cars cant be made, medical equipment so its nothing special we just have to wait a little longer.
@Jaz007 You lost me at they have family to support these guys dont have these problems if you mean normal people i didnt say anything.
y'all talking about scalping when this guy's net worth is ten billion and makes kids buy skins on mom's credit card 😂
@Flaming_Kaiser. I know right .what the hell is he talking about.families what.wtf.word up son
I'm sure there's a PS5 heading to his home as we speak now 😁
Now I feel special.
I doubt Jim Ryan has one as well. Probably doesn't have a ps4 for that matter either.
By ‘the office’, does he mean that he has one in the volcano lair right next to the piranha pit?
@Rash The Mrs is always telling me I'm special.
I think she's taking the piss though.
I much preferred “platform holder”.
I don't think he cares he could buy a Porsche if he wanted to 🤣
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi I must admit I laughed hard.
@RubyCarbuncle I could buy a Porsche.
I'd default on the 1st payment though...
I don't feel alone anymore!
@Bolainas You're never alone with schizophrenia.
He's got one in his office, his home office though as he must be working from home in these pandemic times.
So he does have one at home!
Cars seem fine in the UK, they even doing very special deals to get you buy them.
Not sure about medical equipment in the UK, but not heard of any issues lately.
We are even sending equipment to help India, due to Covid out there.
Some good points.
We use sub-contract manufactures in my business, not micro chips.
But specialist complex niche stuff we have started manufacturing processes in house to ensure a good supply with no shortages.
Do you really need a PS5 just to play Fortnite on?
I don’t believe CEO’s play games like that
I would imagine he could have one if he wanted. He won't have time to play games as like a lot of incredibly successful people his life is his job. If it wasn't he could have retired a long time ago
Why does everyone assume that because he’s got the money to pay scalper prices that he’d do it? Maybe he doesn’t want to pay those prices? You can always tell people who don’t have money. How? Because we’re always willing to spend our money foolishly.
ps5 in my country cost 863 dollar, if you want to buy it in the in ternet it costs 1600 dollar, how about that?
@hypnotoad No. Just a few intelligent persons on the world...
I'd be more curious if he has an iPhone.
@djlard Say whut?
Honestly, only ones that don't have one are those that didn't bother to pre-order.
That maybe because he brought it into court.
In other news one of his cousins has an IPhone and his neighbour has a PlayStation app on his phone which, unbelievably, isn't a Sony phone.
Reports are investigating on the possibility that there is bad blood between Sony and the neighbour.
Spencer was reportedly heard saying he feels good.
Tom Warren confirms he heard from Windows Central that the neighbour is real.
I'm sure he has one...with fortnite being released on the console and the unreal engine being used in a lot of games i am pretty certain he has one..
Push Square: “The PS5 is so rare that...”
Also Push Square: “PS5 is the fastest selling console of all time...”
(Yes I understand that supply can’t keep up with the unprecedented demand, making them ‘rare’)
He's too busy throwing money at games about to release on Steam anyway. And being a total asswipe.
That proves that money can't buy happiness.
Don't worry guys, this ridiculously rich dude is just like you.
Don't look too hard at the financials or the stakeholders. Just remember that he doesn't have a PS5 and wants to save you from making your own choice about hardware.
@Dezzy70 Here chips are not available and they even have issues with medical equipment for the heart. Mobile phones manufacturers have issues with making enough phones.
@playstation1995 I know right.
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