PlayStation Direct has started to expand into Europe, with the aim to make it easier for fans to secure a PS5. Germany has launched on November 8, with the UK, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg all coming soon as well.
PlayStation UK tweeted announcing the news, noting that fans should ‘stay tuned’ for more details coming soon about the UK launch of PS Direct.
PlayStation’s online store expands to Europe!
Starting today with it’s official launch in Germany, with the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg launching soon.
Stay tuned for more details on the UK launch. pic.twitter.com/2GHPLeQMjY
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) November 8, 2021
PlayStation Direct first launched in the US in 2019, and has opened up registrations to buy a PS5 via the online retail platform.
Germany’s store is now live, which will give European fans a glimpse at what will be available via the store when it becomes available elsewhere.
PS5 consoles are listed, but also out of stock, which is expected at the moment. There’s also DualSense controllers, in Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, and the base white, plus the Midnight Black Pulse 3D Headset.
Sony says that its aim “is to make it easier for PlayStation fans and gift-givers to shop for consoles, games, and accessories.”
The UK has already had its fair share of problems regarding PS5 stock, with Sony seemingly flying in four jumbo jets worth of console stock for the holidays in an attempt to address the shortage. PS5 stock is expected to pick up again near Black Friday sales.
PlayStation 5 shortages still continue, but Sony still continues to break records with its sales, selling 13.4m sold to date, with 3.3 million PS5s being sold within the July-September Q2 period.
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