Currys website is not working as thousands try to buy Sony PS5 stock

Update: Due to an error with its website, it seems Currys allowed some customers to buy a Playstation 5 before the sale started at 9am this morning. When the sale started, thousands logged onto the site – forcing Currys to leave shoppers stranded in a virtual queue to stop the online store becoming overwhelmed. In a statement in the minutes following the 9am launch, Currys confirmed that it would not be selling the PS5 stock as planned – with the launch pushed back until later today.

It now seems Currys is cancelling the orders that managed to be processed before the official launch. In a tweet from its customer service account on Twitter, the shop posted: “Unfortunately due to an error on our site we were allowing customer to check out the PS5 before they went live at 9am. Due to this we have had to cancel orders and the

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Sony made the PlayStation 5 launch online-only, but that didn’t keep Target and Walmart from descending into internet chaos

graphical user interface, text, application: The checkout screen on Walmart's web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart

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The checkout screen on Walmart’s web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart

After months of anticipation, Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 


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Because of the pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch. Instead of massive launch lines and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have preordered the console months ago through one of several retailers.

Beyond that, PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: the digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.

The flood of customers at noon was so voluminous that it caused the entire Walmart

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Sony PlayStation 5 sale causes Walmart website to crash

Sony’s highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console is finally available for purchase at Walmart, but the retail giant’s website crashed within minutes of the release -sparking fury among gamers.

Consumers flocked to the website to claim their system, only to find either an error on the site or the item had been removed from their cart and ‘is no longer available.’

The PS5 is available in waves at, 12pm ET, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm, and is offering a limited number of units for each slot.

However, users who made it through the payment step were still unable to complete the purchase, as the item mysteriously disappeared from their cart at checkout.

Walmart is not the only store that has been bombarded with orders, as Best Buy and PC Richards are also out of stock. 

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Sony’s highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console is finally available for purchase at Walmart ,

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Sony announces month-long Undertaker-themed programming; to air two exclusive series starting November 15

Sony Pictures Sports Network has announced a month-long special Undertaker-themed programming to commemorate 30 years of The Undertaker in WWE. WWE is set to celebrate three decades of The Phenom in WWE at Survivor Series and Sony is going to present a special series for their Indian audience with two exclusive series set to air from November 15.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will air over 30 days and features an anthology series, while the much-acclaimed The Last Ride documentary will also air on Indian television, with both series being aired on SONY TEN 1 (English) and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) beginning November 15, 2020.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will be hosted by VJ Sahil Khattar and will dive into The Phenom’s key moments from pay-per-views like SummerSlam 1994, Survivor Series 1990, and WrestleMania 29, to name a few.

Watch The Last Ride

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PS5 review: Sony built a space-age game console for your next-gen dreams

Editor’s note: At this time, certain PS5 features were not ready to be tested, including multimedia apps and the PlayStation store. Additionally, very few native PS5 games are available and online services and features won’t be stress-tested until the console is available to the public. For those reasons, we consider this a review in progress, and will update it extensively over the next several weeks, adding a final review score when appropriate.

My PS4 almost made it. It was a launch-day PlayStation 4 from 2013, and it worked great right up until the last few months, like it knew it was about to get the Marie Kondo treatment and replaced by the new PS5. The seven-year-old system played games fine, but the optical drive mechanism grew confused, giving off random beeps, as if it were trying to eject a ghost disc. 


  • Fantastic new controller
  • Streamlined UI puts games first
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Sony Confirmed No More Available PS5 Stock In This Region On Launch Day


  • Sony uses a lottery system in Japan to cater to customers
  • The company also said it does not have any plans to hold events or sell the PS5 at stores on launch day
  • Sony is set to release the PS5 on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19

The PS5 release date is just a few days away, but Sony has confirmed Japanese gamers who have not already secured a PS5 would not get one on launch day.

Sony announced Thursday on the PlayStation Blog the PS5 has completely sold out in Japan. The gaming giant mentioned the console was sold out by the reserved amount because of “high interest” and number of customers’ orders. Unlike in other regions where pre-orders are on a “first come, first serve” basis, Japan uses a lottery system to cater to customers.

The system allows those lucky enough to get a winning ticket to

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PS5 Already Sold Out In Japan, Sony Warns

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is days away from launch, but if you haven’t preordered, you’re likely out of luck–even in Japan, the system’s home country. Sony has announced that you won’t be able to buy the system from store shelves on day one.

Video Games Chronicle is reporting that the PS5 launch allotment in Japan is already sold out, warning potential customers that “due to the high interest and many orders from users, the launch is sold out by the reserved amount.”

Sony also said that it will not hold in-store events for the PS5 due to COVID-19, so as to “ensure the safety of customers, retailers, and staff.” The company has asked customers to check with the store they have preordered from to see how their console will be received.

This is not surprising, as the PS5 has been very difficult to buy in many territories, with the system selling

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PS5 Faceplate Site Cancels Orders After Sony Threatens Legal Action

If you were hoping to customize your new PS5 with a fancy custom faceplate, you may have to wait for an official Sony solution. A company offering replacement PS5 plates in a variety of colors has canceled orders after being threatened with a lawsuit.

Speaking to VGC, a representative from Customize My Plates–which had been known as PlateStation5 until a few days ago–confirmed that it was canceling all plate orders. It cited Sony’s legal threats as the reason behind both its name change, which Sony said infringed on its own trademarks, as well as the cancellations.

“… Sony’s lawyers told us it was their opinion [that] Sony’s intellectual property extended to the faceplates, and that if we continued to sell and distribute them in any country, we would end up in court,” the representative said.

It will be abandoning the console customization business, but it’s unlikely Customize My Plates will

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TikTok signs deal with Sony Music to expand music library

(Reuters) – Short video-sharing app TikTok said on Monday it had signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment that will give all its users access to Sony’s portfolio of music including global artists such as Beyonce, Martin Garrix and Harry Styles.

logo: FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's U.S. head office in California

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FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company’s U.S. head office in California

The deal will allow Sony Music to use TikTok’s platform, home to several viral internet trends and where emerging artists have garnered fans quickly, to promote its artists. (

The partnership comes a day after the U.S. Commerce Department said it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok after a federal judge halted the action.

TikTok signed similar deals with UK-based non profit Merlin earlier this year, in a bid to expand its music library and a multi-year partnership with Paris-based Believe, a music

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Sony shares pop on strong outlook. One analyst predicts it could rise another 50%

  • Shares of Sony in Japan were up 6.69% on Thursday.
  • On Wednesday, Sony raised its forecast for its operating income by 13% to 700 billion yen (approx. $6.7 billion).
  • Jefferies Asia’s Atul Goyal told CNBC he’s “extremely bullish” on Sony. The firm owns the stock and currently has a buy rating on Sony, with a price target of 13,230 yen per share — more than 50% higher than where the price currently sits.

a screen shot of a man: A man walks past the logo of Japans Sony displayed at the company's showroom in Tokyo on October 28, 2020.

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A man walks past the logo of Japans Sony displayed at the company’s showroom in Tokyo on October 28, 2020.

SINGAPORE — Shares of Sony surged in Tokyo on Thursday, a day after the Japanese electronics giant raised its annual profit forecast.


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Sony shares in Japan were up 6.69% on Thursday even though Japan’s broader index, the Nikkei 225, fell 0.37% on the day.

On Wednesday, Sony raised its forecast for

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