Sony PlayStation 5 is the most awaited product of 2020. The hype that it has created is unreal, and people can’t wait to get their hands on one. It has been almost seven years since the release of the PlayStation 4. Thus, gamers are eager to upgrade their setups and play the next-generation games. The PS5 features some fantastic specifications at a reasonable price. Therefore, the demand is incredibly high.
Sony opened the PS5 pre-orders on September 17th. Both the digital and regular versions of PS5 were available to pre-order on websites, including Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Target. The standard version was priced at $499, whereas the digital edition was priced a $100 less at $399. However, within minutes of the announcement, the PlayStation 5 was sold out from everywhere. Only a small number of people were able to secure a PS5 in this phase. Out of these, even fewer people got their hands on the digital edition as it seemed to be extremely low on stock.
These events display the high demand for the console, but it also left many people disappointed. However, there were some issues with this phase, as well. Some of the retailers jumped the wagon and opened the pre-orders earlier than announced. Moreover, there were technical problems on all websites as they could not handle the high traffic loads.
Afterward, the second phase of PS5 pre-orders at Walmart was started on September 22nd. However, the same thing happened again, and they were out of stock within minutes. The pre-orders at Amazon met the same fate. Now, they have an option to sign-up for email updates for when the PlayStation 5 is back in stock. You should sign-up there as you might be lucky enough to pre-order one when it does restock. Still, there is no guarantee that more stock is coming. There is also an option to sign-up for updates on other retailers. If you want to maximize your chance, then do it on all of them.
However, if you are still unable to pre-order a PS5, there are still options for you. The pre-order page on Target’s website says, “Pre-orders have sold out. Check back on release date.” Therefore, you will have another chance to grab your PS5 on launch day.
Moreover, it is highly expected that the PlayStation 5’s stock on launch day will be enough to fulfill its high demands. You might have to stand in line for a long time; however, if you really want one on the day it launches, it is possible.