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News PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Starting TOMORROW (Sep 17) (Some may be TODAY)

PS I Love You

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Debating checking out my local gamestop out but hoping for Amazon.
Not to sound like a downer but you're probably late if you're not already at a Gamestop. I'm in Houston and all the gamestops have people in front of them. Best of luck to you.
 
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njean777

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I am starting to think Amazon won't have another round (could be wrong though) as they probably want to fulfill their first round without having many delays and upsetting people.
 

Hondo4

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I refreshed game stop and got this page then i got booted like 4 mins later

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Silent Duck

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I refreshed game stop and got this page then i got booted like 4 mins later

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yeah, the same happened to me. "You are in line".... some small glimmer of hope,
Then you get booted without refreshing the page.

 
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drotahorror

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That in line thing on gamestop just means their site is getting hammered and you're in line to visit their site.

I was just trying to look at flight sticks and can't even access them. Then when I got in, I check PS5's as well and they're all gone.
 

Gamerguy84

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Ive resigned to the fact Im not getting a PS5 at launch. It will be the first PS console I didnt get day 1.

Im in a small market and people were lined up at gamestop before GS even closed last night.

Sony sent out emails and then didn't follow up w me anyway. Every time stock is made available I've been asleep or at work when I couldn't even try.

Scalpers can just suck a dick too. The bots scoop them up within a minute. If Sony releases 5 million it feels like 3 million will be on eBay.

Honestly it feels like the shortages will continue into March.

So its WTF ever. It will happen when it happens.
 

Texas Pride

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3 gamestop locations. 18 total pre-orders available and none were digital edition and all were taken up with people waiting. Fuck GameStop & Sony.
 
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saintjules

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I went to two locations for a PS5 as a backup. The things I can tell you is that the numbers posted at the Gamestop stores are the definitive amount they will have for the forthcoming business day. I see People waiting outside hoping that the number may change. There's a slight chance it could, because you never know if HQ is telling stores to add a few more units. But after the store opens. I definitely believe that the number shown on the door is the definitive number for the day.

Why they're doing allocations in small chunks is unknown, but it's becoming a bit silly to come each week and see less than 10 units available. Maybe because it's the Pandemic and they want to limit groups in front of stores?

I got my Consoles ordered online. I'm kind of trying to get another PS5 as a backup in case the online order fails or get one for my Brother since he can never go to the store due to work.
 
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I was on the gamestop "in line" page for the last 30 minutes, then it refreshed back to the basic gamestop site and I cant get back in.

EDIT: back in but I aint holding my breath for this shit.
 
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Karmic Raze

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I waited and got through to GameStop.com, but both the PS5 and PS5 DE are not available. Go figure.
 
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Alebrije

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What time opens Gamespot ? Did someoene waiting outside got it? Or still closed? Hope they get. Camping and do not get one is very very dissapointing.
 
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Got one online at Walmart Canada.
Had to get the disc version bundled with an extra controller but thats cool.
Currently says delivery date of Nov 18th but hopefully that moves up to the 12th with any luck.
Hyped.


Edit:
Does anyone have any experience with pre-ordering a game or console at launch with Walmart Canada? Did it arrive early/on time/late?
 
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Silent Duck

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Oh.... So, apparently you needed to know the secret handshake to find the "$800 Gamestop bundle" to actually preorder from Gamestop.
No bundle, no buy.
It's sold out now anyway. This just keeps getting more ridiculous with each preorder debacle.

 
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Texas Pride

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Not to sound like a downer but you're probably late if you're not already at a Gamestop. I'm in Houston and all the gamestops have people in front of them. Best of luck to you.


Fuck camping out overnight. I could've but I'm not doing it. I don't need a PS5 that bad. I got shit to do ya know?
 
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Foamy

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Oh.... So, apparently you needed to know the secret handshake to find the "$800 Gamestop bundle" to actually preorder from Gamestop.
No bundle, no buy.
It's sold out now anyway. This just keeps getting more ridiculous with each preorder debacle.

Gamestop/EB Games have always tried to force bundles on console launch preorders.
I'm going to let out a loud cheer when they finally go bankrupt.
 

geordiemp

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Well I managed to get one in amazon this morning (UK)

Then for my son (no scalping) got in a queue for Currys, I was done to 1 minute and 3 peole in queue and then all gone.

Game queue was no better.l

Then managed to get one from Very, as you had to buy a bundle with extra controller and year of PSN.....

So 2 in 1 day, I can rest. Knackered.
 
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mckmas8808

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So when should I click on the link in this Playstation email I got? Should I wait until 12pm CST?
 

Neofire

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Between bots and people pre-ordering extras for most people you're just shit out of luck. I'm just about over it at this point.
I blame the retailers wholeheartedly. Letting people ddos the website to snatch all the units. And letting them be able to check out more then one unit per transaction is an even bigger problem.

Gamestop is down because of this.
 
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Texas Pride

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I blame the retailers wholeheartedly. Letting people ddos the website to snatch all the units. And letting them be able to check out more then one unit per transaction is an even bigger problem.

Gamestop is down because of this.



It's unfortunate that human nature necessatates a "fuck you got mine" mentality. And it's not enough for people to just get theirs they gotta get extras too. But it's not going to change.
 
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Nitty_Grimes

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I’d consider myself to be in the same bracket as you purchase wise so fair enough.

PS+ since it went live too.
 
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3 gamestop locations. 18 total pre-orders available and none were digital edition and all were taken up with people waiting. Fuck GameStop & Sony.

How is it Gamestops fault? They arent manufacturing the systems. Or even Sony's fault? You expect them to have 90,000,000 ps5's ready for launch? There is no possible way Sony could ever meet launch day demand.
 

Texas Pride

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How is it Gamestops fault? They arent manufacturing the systems. Or even Sony's fault? You expect them to have 90,000,000 ps5's ready for launch? There is no possible way Sony could ever meet launch day demand.



Because the motherfuckers shouldn't be promoting preorders when they're getting like 4 per fucking store. That's why. They're drip feeding pre-orders to drive traffic to their stores because as a company they're going under from years and years of fucking people over. Go ahead defend GameStop smh.
 

Vol5

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Got disc version ps5 pre-ordered this morning from amazon.uk for my son.

Item not available, refresh, buying options, add to cart, error, refresh, error, refresh, error x20, back to product page, repeat.

About the 5th time of trying I was able to preorder. That was at around 8:20 and was a complete fluke as I understood the preorder would be up at 9am for some reason.
 

mckmas8808

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Why is Sony telling me I need to wait an additional 27 minutes?
 
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Ultradsa

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Not good!

"Please remain on this page to keep your place in the queue. We are experiencing some technical difficulties and working to resolve as quickly as we can."
 

mckmas8808

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Not good!

"Please remain on this page to keep your place in the queue. We are experiencing some technical difficulties and working to resolve as quickly as we can."

I'm seeing the same thing. Will they get things fixed in these next 15 minutes?
 
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Sony took me back up to 42 minutes...

WTF are they doing lol. I would be irate if I didn't already have one from elsewhere.
 
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