The PS5 is now officially available in France and the rest of Europe. If some players who didn’t reserve their console didn’t get their hands on it today for various reasons (limitation, inventory issues, etc.), others believed they got it from the console. The day of the start has to wait a little longer. To justify his delay, one trader used a surprising argument about the channel.
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Gamers across Europe are now up to date with the release of the PlayStation 5. On the one hand, some are looking for consoles that are available for sale on various online sales sites. On the other hand, some are impatiently waiting for their machine to be delivered.
Yesterday, some UK PS5 buyers were unpleasantly surprised to receive an email from Game (Her Majesty’s Kingdom’s largest video game retailer) stating that they would not receive their console on launch day. And to justify this delay, Game mentioned the imposing size of the new Sony console (website comments) The edge):
Due to the volume that the PlayStation 5 represents in the UK market, as well as the size of the product, the introduction of the console has caused delivery problems for all resellers and suppliers across the UK.
Finger usually points
Game refers to Yodel, one of its partner carriers. According to the reseller, Yodel informed him yesterday, November 18, that due to their ability to ship, they would not be able to complete all shipments on the console’s release day.
For his part, Yodel formally defends himself against this accusation and claims that Game is the “Order volume“which he was able to supply for the reseller. He also complains that his name is used by Game to justify these delays in delivery.
Either way, and regardless of who is really to blame in this story, it’s interesting to see just how big the console is that is being used as the cause of delivery delays. This is certainly a first. Both Game’s statements and Yodel’s response show that the sheer size of the machine and its packaging did not allow the delivery staff to carry as many consoles as they originally intended.