PS5 Pre-orders Will be Restocked Soon

Published 09/18/2020, 10:49 AM EDT


PS5 went live for pre-orders on online retail the morning after the Showcase event. Since the console’s launch was much awaited, it was never a doubt that it would sell like wild-fire. However, the buyers never anticipated the magnitude of this response. The websites broke down in seconds after the console went live for pre-orders. Additionally, the items went out of stock in the blink of an eye.

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Many customers took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction over the poorly managed sale. Even though they were right on time for the sale, they couldn’t place their orders. However, the Walmart listing does provide hope to the fans. While the item is out of stock, the listing says “We’re restocking inventory. Check back again later.”

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Reactions to the PS5 Pre-orders

An Amazon Associate ‘Wario64’ posted the Walmart order page in his tweet which confirmed that the console would be restocked soon.

However, this wasn’t enough for the raging fans who ordered the item on time and still failed to complete the transaction.

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Fans accused Walmart of never having any items in stock since they cannot be exhausted so soon. Although, another user posted a screenshot of his purchase confirmation verifying that the PS5 did actually go live for pre-orders.

Furthermore, he added that while the website crashed, he completed his transaction via the app. Some of the other users also said that they were able to place their orders well in time using other online retailers such as target.

There were other instances as well where users faced a few hiccups while confirming their payment. However, they were still able to go through with their orders.

Although, this seems to be the rarer story. The majority of users reported that either the site went down or that the item went out of stock.

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There might be a huge possibility that Sony distributed very few consoles to the distributors. Therefore, while a few people were able to buy them, most of them failed to do so. However, those who got the PS5 gave tips for the next time the console went live. Those who missed out will keep these tips in mind to ensure they get a chance at pre-ordering the console.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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