Gamers will be able to get their hands on the highly sought-after PlayStation 5 console tomorrow, as Game has announced it will have some in stock online
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Players will be able to get their hands on the highly sought-after PlayStation 5 console tomorrow, as Game has announced that it will have some in stock.
The PlayStation PS5 was released in November 2020, but buying one has been impossible for many buyers.
The shortage is due to high demand during the pandemic, a global shortage of microchip processors and even the blockage of the Suez Canal by the freighter Everready.
Now video game store Game says it will have some of the consoles for sale tomorrow in line .
It sells both the most expensive version with a disk drive and the cheapest without it.
Game said, “Due to the large amount of traffic, we operate a queuing system to make the process as smooth and fair as possible for our customers.
“If you attempt to order more than one console, any additional orders will be canceled within 24 hours.
“If you are unable to secure an online console, please contact your local game store to discuss your options.”
It’s proven so difficult to track down a PS5 that there are dedicated Twitter accounts to give updates on when stores might restock the console.
It’ll cost you £449 for the full console, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359.
The PS5 features an 8-core 3.5GHz AMD Zen 2 processor, 16GB of GGDR6 RAM, and 825GB of internal storage.
It’s supposed to be 100 times faster than the PS4, so games will load faster.
Buyers are advised to keep check major retailers if you want to snap one of the consoles.
Earlier this week the PS5 was in stock at retailer Argos, starting at £449.99, while bidders could also pick up the console from £520 on auction sites Stockx.com and eBay.
Last week, Smyths Toys had a real-world drop and was awarding PS5 consoles to everyone who came and pre-ordered in-store.
Figures from Sony, the maker of the PS5, show that more than 10 million consoles have changed hands worldwide since entering the market last year.
Experts at the gaming giant have predicted another surge ahead of Christmas as the gift-buying bonanza begins.
Analysis by TechRadar suggests that US and UK retailers will see an increase in shoppers looking to buy Sony’s next-gen machine this fall.
The growing demand will be compounded by the arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November.
“Two months from now, it will become much more difficult when parents realize they need this console to fill their child’s Christmas wish list,” TechRadar said.
“Even if Sony were to increase the supply of PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital consoles, demand will skyrocket just before Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”
If you want a console but don’t have your heart set on the PS5, the new Xbox Series has seen supply shortages, but nothing on the scale of rival PlayStation.
The Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), also launched last November.
The S-Series is the digital sister of the more powerful X-Series.