You can’t find PS5 pre-orders and Sony knows it. That’s why the company apologizes over the weekend and hopes that more PS5 pre-orders will come.
“In the coming days,” Sony tweeted Saturday, “we will be releasing more PS5 consoles for pre-order – retailers will share more details.”
This might be my chance to pre-order PS5. Has anyone else been abandoned? Sony’s statement (and apology!) Is promising. https://t.co/5lCcczy3EVSeptember 19, 2020
In other words, it’s a good idea to constantly check retailer websites such as Walmart, Amazon, Target, and Curry’s, to name a few, that are currently out of stock. These stores can flip the switch at any time to display the green “in stock” message.
A shift in strategy for PS5 pre-orders
Demand for PS5 pre-orders has been overwhelming, according to US retailers TechRadar contacted. It has led to shifting plans both online and in stores.
“Due to the incredible interest we received from the online pre-order, Walmart has decided not to proceed with the store’s planned pre-order to control store traffic and keep our customers safe and socially at bay,” he said. a spokesperson for Walmart told TechRadar Thursday.
When the PS5 price and release date were announced Wednesday, some retailers were not hesitant to launch PlayStation 5 pre-orders. At random times, orders for the new Sony consoles started and were gone within minutes.
To add to the confusion, Walmart PS5 pre-orders were toggled on and off several times as the largest US retailer sporadically released inventory. Thursday night, we saw these pre-orders disappear within seconds of an impromptu announcement an hour before the orders went live.
A rare apology from Sony
Sony also took the time to apologize in its weekend message, saying, “Let’s face it, PS5 preorders could have gone a lot smoother. We apologize for that.”
This rare admission is something we’re starting to see from more tech companies, including Nvidia when the Nvidia RTX 3080, the all-new GPU, sold out in minutes the same week we got PS5 pre-orders.
The PS5 won’t launch until Thursday, November 12 (or Thursday, November 19 in some locations, including the UK), but grabbing a PS5 pre-order might just be your only chance to own the console before Black Friday 2020 and maybe until 2021.
Stay tuned for more PS5 pre-order updates as we will continue to look for comments from retailers regarding the availability of the new Sony console.