Madness for Playstation 5: the console that reaches 100,000 pesos sold out (again) in minutes

PlayStation 5 is getting closer to Argentina. On the day it celebrates its global launch, Sony launched a new presale for Argentine fans, and the expectations they had generated were completely exceeded. The main electrical appliance chains and supermarkets that offered the version with and without disc they ran out of stock within minutes.

This second presale stood out for having the same suggested values ​​of last September, when it sold out in 4 hours: $ 99,999 for the physical disc edition and $ 75,999 for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

But the craze around PlayStation 5 increased exponentially in that new period.

Starting at 1:00 p.m., the units offered in the digital stores of Sony, Garbarino, Fravega, Cetrogar, Musimundo, Megaton, Compumundo Y Jumbo they began to show the legend of “sold out” and without sotck “: consoles had vanished in many places in less than 15 minutes.

PlayStation 5 out of stock. The video game console sold out in record time. Photo: screenshots.

In addition to prices, payments with cards from any issuer and promotions were maintained, such as that of BBVA that offered the benefit of 12 installments without interest. In fact, more than 50% of the stock it was paid through these means of payment.

Although the PS5 was launched on November 12 in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. From this Thursday it began it is available in the rest of the world, although in Argentina you will have to wait one more week

PlayStation 5 out of stock.  The video game console sold out in record time.  Photo: screenshots.

PlayStation 5 out of stock. The video game console sold out in record time. Photo: screenshots.

As confirmed by a Sony source to Clarion, the new batch of consoles will be available from December 16, while those of the first period will do so only on the 4th of next month.

Those who bought any of the versions will find a box whose design is similar to that of PlayStation 4, but it is of a greater size and weight, mainly due to the larger dimensions of the PS5: 390mm x 104mm x 260mm and 4.5kg of weight for the version with disc mount, with a smaller width (92mm) and weight (3.9kg) in the case of the digital only version.

PlayStation 5 out of stock.  The video game console sold out in record time.  Photo: screenshots.

PlayStation 5 out of stock. The video game console sold out in record time. Photo: screenshots.

Besides the PS5, another of the main items in the box is a circular plastic base. This piece allows you to put the console in a horizontal position (with the disc slot facing down), and it is also recommended for those who place it vertically.

The PlayStation 5 box, in its standard version, also contains a DualSense joystick, so those who want to play with other people will need to purchase another compatible one or use a PS4 one.

PlayStation 5 out of stock.  The video game console sold out in record time.  Photo: screenshots.

PlayStation 5 out of stock. The video game console sold out in record time. Photo: screenshots.

The contents of the box are completed with the cables that are necessary for the operation of the console: HDMI cable for TV, charging cable to connect the console to the power and another USB type C to charge the DualSense control. Add to that the warranty, safety guide, and quick start guide.

However, the Ethernet cable, to connect it directly to the Internet, not included.

The PlayStation 5 console in its edition for games in physical format.  Photo: DPA.

The PlayStation 5 console in its edition for games in physical format. Photo: DPA.

The PlayStation 5 has a standard storage space of 825GB that in practice it is about 700GB (You have to subtract the space of the system and the pre-installed game, Astro’s Playroom).

Sony does not allow this memory to be expanded with external SSDs for now, but expects this support to arrive “a little after” launch, as Mark Cerny, console engineer, said in March.

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