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Jumbo Jets Airlifting PS5 Stock Into the UK in Time for Christmas

PlayStation 5 consoles are being airlifted into the UK in time for Christmas, with three full jumbo jets arriving in the UK over the last two weeks, and another two planned for later in November.

PS5s have been in increasingly short supply in the UK this year, but it seems Sony has started to take extra precautions to ensure more gamers can have access to the new console before the end of the year.

According to the report by The Sun, Boeing 747 jets have been touching down in London ready to ship the consoles across the UK.

“A phenomenal operation has been underway to stock UK shelves of PS5s for Christmas,” a Sony source told The Sun. They also said that Sony “just wants to keep fans happy”.

“The 747 plane is rare after being decommissioned by British Airways, but carries a vast amount of cargo as a freighter aircraft,” the source added.

“Each plane can bring in 100 tonnes of equipment on almost 50 pallets. It means millions of gamers will now be smiling this Christmas.”

In May, Sony CFO Hiroki Tokoi claimed during an earnings call that the company is expecting PS5s to remain in limited supply throughout next year. In that same month, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang echoed these thoughts, with supply shortages for the RTX 30 series to last until “the second half of this year.”

Despite these apparent supply issues, Sony has still managed to sell 13.4 million PS5s worldwide, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation console ever.

Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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