Playstation 5 – PlayStation 5 Launch in Egypt Will Take Place Soon
Sony announces the PlayStation 5 will launch in Egypt sometime soon, but details about how the next-gen console will be handled there are slim.
Ever since Sony and Microsoft first launched their next-generation consoles in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S respectively, stories surrounding the hardware have largely been about their lack of availability. US President Joe Biden has even signed an executive order to launch an investigation into component shortages that seem to be playing a part in this. As a result people may be surprised to know the devices are not yet available everywhere, as PlayStation only just announced the PS5 will be coming to Egypt soon.
Something similar happened this January when it was announced the PS5 would be released for Indian audiences in February 2021. Pre-orders for the PS5 in India sold out almost immediately; suggesting either the console is just as popular there, is suffering the same supply shortages worldwide, or most likely both. It remains to be seen whether Egypt’s launch will follow suit, as details about it are currently sparse.
The official PlayStation Arabia Twitter account, which covers the Middle East region, teased the announcement with a series of posts between March 4 and 6 that showcased hieroglyphs appearing in ASCII-styled text art. Today that was followed up with a new tweet asking whether fans solved the code before announcing the Egyptian PS5 launch will “take place soon.” More details will be provided, but as of this writing it isn’t clear when they are planned to drop.
هل تمكنتم من حل الشفرة؟ يسرّنا أن نعلن أن الإطلاق الرسمي لبلايستيشن 5 في مصر سيحدث قريباً. ترقبوا المزيد من التفاصيل! pic.twitter.com/z1N7eWRGU7
— PlayStation Arabia (@PlayStation_ME) March 7, 2021
Despite Sony’s struggle to maintain PS5 stock around the world, the console has been popular and well-received by many fans. Its ability to push both consoles and games was seemingly made apparent thanks to a restock in the UK at the end of February, which according to GamesIndustry.biz shot titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and The Last of Us 2 higher in the UK’s boxed sales chart.
A recent PlayStation Blog post also showed the PS5 has a diverse catalog of successful games in both the US/Canada and EU regions. EA’s FIFA 21 dominated PS5 downloads in February 2021, but the top 20 lists for each region include a host of exclusive titles like Demon’s Souls and Miles Morales, as well as older offerings like Dead by Daylight, No Man’s Sky, and Mortal Kombat 11.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said last month that PS5 stock will increase monthly to satisfy demand, but as of this writing it isn’t known how well the company will be able to meet this goal. Launching the console in more places like Egypt should help build PlayStation 5 fans all over the world, but hopefully it does not strain the supply chain more fervently.
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