Landing a PS5 is becoming one of the hardest missions gamers have ever encountered.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it painstakingly difficult to cop a PS5 or an Xbox Series X. The minute any retailer drops a link on its website, a virtual mad dash ensues, instantly crashing it. Yesterday (Nov.23), Kohl’s felt the wrath of gamers after they went on a canceling spree of PS5 orders made through its website.
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GameStop is the latest company catching the ire of frustrated gamers who want to make sure they have a PS5 before the Christmas holiday. The video gaming merchandise retailer announced that it would be releasing a limited number of bundles online only, of course.
Warm up those index fingers, because another limited amount of PS5 console bundles will be available at 9pm CT – online only – on our website, here: https://t.co/iNdO7bVZ6k
Not able to get one? Take heart in knowing that we’ll keep notifying you as more are available. pic.twitter.com/5H48R50sd1
— GameStop (@GameStop) November 24, 2020
The bundles each featured two DualSense controllers, two games (Spider-Man: Miles Morales being the common thread), an accessory (PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless headset or HD camera), and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription. As expected, the bundles are pricey, with the cheapest one costing $759.99, then going up to $804.99 and $854.99. Despite the hefty price tag, they all sold out…QUICKLY.
It was once again the same complaints. As soon as the link went active, it didn’t take long for the consoles to sellout and the complaints to begin pouring in.
Oh look gamestop has PS5 in stock
ⓘ This claim is disputed pic.twitter.com/AmqjdxiVNy
— Noah Jacobs (@ark_keeper) November 24, 2020
This is becoming a weekly occurrence on social media and honestly, we see no end in sight until Sony can meet the demand, and that is not going to be the case any time soon. Plus, the bots are out here making life difficult. Look no further than the number of consoles on sites like StockX and eBay just sitting as scalpers try to flip PS5 units for ridiculous resale prices.
We know trying to get one of Sony’s next-gen consoles is proving to be more difficult than Bloodborne but keep hope alive yall. Also, follow @PS5StockAlerts. The account will keep you updated when random drops do occur.
You can peep the reactions to GameStop’s PS5 bundles selling out in minutes below.
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Gamestop The Latest Retailer Gamers Are Fed Up With Following PS5 Bundle Drop was originally published on hiphopwired.com
1. We can all relate.
Tried to buy a PS5 console bundle on GameStop. pic.twitter.com/dPSVJZibsz— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) November 24, 2020
2. We felt this.
Gamestop, Kohl’s, Walmart, Best Buy, etc keep finessing us out of a chance of getting the PS5... pic.twitter.com/Ggp1qz9Fm6— Nabil Yagami (Light)🧝🏾♂️ (@nabilvert) November 24, 2020
4. Damn shame.
Fucking GameStop playing with my ps5 😂 pic.twitter.com/l08YEAoANb— Max Uchiha (@MaxcoviF) November 24, 2020
getting ready to log on to gamestop for a PS5 pic.twitter.com/GPfExRbeny— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) November 24, 2020
Kohl's, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Gamestop: We have a few PS5's in stock!!— JComedy (@JComedy1) November 24, 2020
Gamers trying to buy a PS5: *2 sec laters" pic.twitter.com/HKWZ6CX88d
How we all about to look Thursday night because of Walmart Best Buy target GameStop and kohl’s pic.twitter.com/1ZhHIJSS3i— Birthright (@birth__right) November 24, 2020
8. Finessed us all
Spent the past hour trying to order the PS5 bundle from GameStop. pic.twitter.com/xfaYzbsHdu— Matt (@FilthyPenguins) November 24, 2020