Japanese retailers are grappling with a shortage of physical copies for Stellar Blade, the new PlayStation 5 exclusive. The unexpected demand has forced stores to limit sales to just one copy per customer due to limited stock availability.

Sales have surpassed Sony's expectations, leaving the company struggling to meet the demand for one of 2024's most anticipated titles. It's likely they are working on replenishing stock to address the shortage soon. The Korean hit, Stellar Blade, has garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and gamers alike. Currently boasting an impressive 9.3 out of 10 rating on Metacritic, it stands as the highest-rated game of the year.

Stellar Blade follows Eve, a member of an elite force tasked with liberating a devastated Earth from an alien invasion and saving humanity from extinction. This captivating sci-fi action game launched exclusively on PlayStation 5 on April 26, 2024, and quickly rose to the top of the charts.

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