Theis already proving to be a must this Christmas time. The next generation Sony game console will hit stores on November 12th in two versions: a digital-only version valued at $ 400 and a Blu-ray model valued at $ 500. (If you have good broadband and don’t need optical media – used games, Blu-ray movies, old PS4 games – we recommend you .) But after most retailers started pre-ordering online a day early, the resulting website traffic crashed as if they were being hit by denial-of-service attacks. Almost instantaneous sales disappointed many players.
Thankfully, good news is in sight, starting with this tweet from GameStop on Thursday:
That follows a Sony tweet on Saturday, September 1
There are currently no consoles available for pre-order, but there are still accessories (like the new DualSense Wireless Controller) that you can easily reserve. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up the pre-order pages below for major retailers so you can easily search the status of their inventory at any time. Feel free to click through the links below – you might get lucky.
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If you’re an Xbox fan, you can try your luck with pre-orders for this next-gen console. The $ 300and $ 500 are slated to hit stores on November 10, two days before PS5.
At the Amazon headquarters for the PS5, you can see pictures of PS5 accessories like the DualSense charging cradle, Pulse 3D wireless headset, and HD camera. However, click through to the actual console page and you won’t find a way to order right now.
By my count, Best Buy’s pre-order inventory lasted the longest, but eventually succumbed to demand. You can still get the accessories.
Walmart is also sold out from pre-orders. However, the controller is still available:
GameStop has been selling through its pre-order console inventory but is seeing the above new inventory news this coming Friday. However, you can order some PS5 accessories:
Target was one of the first retailers to sell out. You can still pre-order a controller:
Sony let users register here to pre-order a PS5, but as of Thursday evening, the page says “Registration is now closed.”
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