Sony air-lifting PS5 systems to meet demand

The British news site The Sun reported that Sony ordered a number of 747 flights to carry thousands of PS5 systems to the UK to keep up with Christmas demand for the popular machine. This is just the latest move in Sony’s battle to get the PS5 into the hands of avid gamers.

The Suns source also had some insights into what Sony is thinking with these moves: “A phenomenal operation has been underway to store UK shelves with PS5s for Christmas.”

“Sony just wants to keep fans happy after a series of issues with its new set, and this is an unprecedented lift.”

“The 747 aircraft is rare after being taken out of service by British Airways, but carries a huge amount of cargo as a cargo aircraft.”

“Each aircraft can bring 100 tons of equipment onto almost 50 pallets. That means millions of players will now smile this Christmas. “

The popularity of next-generation systems combined with the current chip shortage happening now means it can still be hard to get your fingers in a new PlayStation or Xbox, even with a new influx of stock. The desire is there to make PS5 systems faster than the company did with the PS4, but the lack still makes it difficult to meet that desire. PS5 remains a scarce commodity across retailers. Still, the PS5 has sold over 13 million units since launch, an impressive number for a system that many people still can’t get their hands on. Time will tell if Sony can come close to meeting holiday demand.

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