Sony is going to try its absolute best to meet the demand for PS5 Stock this Christmas season as the company begins flying systems into the UK onboard gigantic Boeing 747 aeroplanes. Three deliveries have already been made using the aircraft and The Sun understands two more are on their way between now and the middle of November. The planes have been "stacked high with almost 50 pallets" of PS5 consoles, which needed 12 articulated lorries to transport from Heathrow Airport to distribution centres throughout the UK.
A source within Sony supposedly told the newspaper that the firm has "a phenomenal operation has been underway to stock UK shelves of PS5s for Christmas. Sony just wants to keep fans happy after a slew of issues with its new kit, and this is an unprecedented air-lift."
Despite stock shortages since the device launched in November 2020, Sony has still managed to sell 13.4 million as of September 2021. It means the PS5 is still the fastest-selling PlayStation console in history; who knows how many more could have been sold without supply constraints and the coronavirus pandemic. Either way, it looks like Sony plans to sell as many PS5 consoles as it can this holiday season.
Shipping the consoles by air instead of using ferries across the sea is a much faster option, but it also comes at an expensive cost. Ampere Analysis research director Piers Harding-Rolls said: "Air freighting goods such a long way is commonly avoided as it’s expensive. But firms can use it to overcome supply chain issues or meet demand at key times of the year as it gets consoles, in this case, from factories to stores much faster." Harding-Rolls warns that shipping so many consoles at once may create a longer drought in early 2022, however.
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