Multiple retailers have declared that they no longer entertain preorders of the PlayStation 5 temporarily since they are already sold out, despite Sony telling fans that preorders for the next-gen console will begin tomorrow.
In the United States, retailers such as Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Target put up their preorder sites live just hours after Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase last Wednesday.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
All of them were sold out except for Best Buy whose website encountered technical difficulties which resulted in angry fans going to Twitter and lambasted the company into the daily trending topics.
A spokesperson from Walmart announced they will have more PlayStation 5 consoles available for preorders via its physical stores. Meanwhile in the UK, Smyths and Game also began taking preorders for the PlayStation 5 a day before PlayStation UK stated that they would.
⚠ Sold Out Online ⚠
Due to unprecedented demand we have sold out of our stock allocation online! 🤯
— GAME.co.uk (@GAMEdigital) September 17, 2020
Both retailers instantly sold out of PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles which were revealed to have limited supplies compared to the standard edition. As of writing, Game doesn’t have any listings for any PlayStation 5 products.
In the meantime, Amazon UK opened preorders for the PlayStation 5 standard edition Thursday morning and declared it was sold out in just 30 minutes. They also opened preorders for the Digital Edition a few hours later and it sold out in even lesser time.
Sony already sent out invitations to fans who were able to preorder the next-gen console directly from the PlayStation website. However, they will only be able to buy the console this Friday.