Sony has just launched the PlayStation Direct online store in the UK, shortly following its release in Germany just a few days prior. Launching just ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals period, the PlayStation Direct website could potentially make it easier for consumers to buy a PS5… is what we would have said if the stock for Sony’s crown jewel hadn’t already sold out completely.
As reported by VGC, the official PlayStation Germany Twitter account put out a tweet announcing PlayStation Direct’s launch in the country, with the “UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will follow shortly.” The tweet was shortly followed by one from PlayStation UK.
PlayStation Direct’s addition to European countries follows a successful launch period for the service in the US, of which Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan said had “achieved significant revenue in the US market within little more than a year of starting operations.”
The launch of PlayStation Direct in the UK lines up with a recent report that Sony had been airlifting PS5s into the country to help keep up with holiday demand. Unfortunately, stock for both the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition have already sold out.
Hopefully Sony will continue to inject PS5 stock to the website as we edge closer to Black Friday and the Holiday period.
At least it’s not just PS5 consoles potentially up for grabs on the PlayStation Direct online store, as listings also exist for DualSense wireless controllers, Pulse 3D wireless headsets and a number of games including Death Stranding: Director’s Cut and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut.