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

mckmas8808

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Doesn't look like I'm gonna get a PS5 today. The timer has now changed to 45 minutes for me. I lost a HUGE spot in line.
 

Ultradsa

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Welcome to next gen this will be your last loading screen so savor it! savor it for 27 minutes and even 42 more!
 

mckmas8808

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Does Sony view this as a "game" or something? Or are there really technical difficulties? It's like they are trying to weed out the weak first.
 

Neofire

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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.
It's not only that the mfs are letting people easily get two or more fucking units.
 
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NickFire

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Does Sony view this as a "game" or something? Or are there really technical difficulties? It's like they are trying to weed out the weak first.
I think we are just in unprecedented times for online pre-ordering a console from retailers who probably have no incentive to increase ordering capacity as its doubtful they would need it again before PS6 and Xbox whatever hits.
 

Neofire

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What's going to happen right before the launch day, the ass clowns that bot'd several units to sell on eBay for 1k a piece will see that people aren't going to pay for that shit and cancel their pre orders.

I guess like the ps4 I'll wait til a few weeks before launch and it will be easy to get one.
 

mckmas8808

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I'm on a screen that says my estimated wait time is 4 minutes.
 

AgentP

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Got a pre-order directly from Sony after a 1 hr wait. I'll return or resell the Target pre-order unless I cancel it. I would love to trade in my XBX for $200 for a Ps5, but I don't want to hassle with Gamestop.
 

dcx4610

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Got a pre-order directly from Sony after a 1 hr wait. I'll return or resell the Target pre-order unless I cancel it. I would love to trade in my XBX for $200 for a Ps5, but I don't want to hassle with Gamestop.
Best Buy offers the same trade credit. No cash though. Just a Best Buy giftcard which is fine by me. A much easier transcation than Gamestop.
 

mckmas8808

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False alarm, looks like it was just a hold. They added the money back to my bank account.
 
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Nice got a confirmation email and everything from Sony Direct. Should be here on release day according to what it said.

THAT is how these pre orders are going to have to be done in the future.

I see you can also simply cancel the order if you want. Perfect. Good job Sony.
 
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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.
So hold on, wait hold on. You're telling me, in the midst of hundreds of store closures, that gamestop would prefer to "drip feed" "4" consoles per store as opposed to being able to take dozens (hundreds?) of preorders, and all the income that would be generated from that, right off the bat? Let alone the extra revenue that would be generated from secondary purchases from having people in the store.

This is your totally rational conspiracy theory you are standing behind? This new generation is fuckin your heads up man.
 
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Kodiak

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I got to my Gamestop at 730 AM. There were 7 people in line. The 1st guy in line said he was told they would get between 5 and 9 units. So I was number 8. After I got in line, about 20 people showed up behind me over the next few hours.

One hour before store open, the GS employee came out and told everyone they were only getting five units. People who had shown up the latest were most upset lol.

Waste of fucking time.
 
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evanft

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Is it too late to get on the Sony pre-order list?

EDIT: It is. God dammit.
 
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CobraAB

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Got to the point where I put my user ID password in and it won’t connect to the server.

tried a ton of times.

i tried to give you money Sony.
 
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Foamy

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I'm certain there will be a lot reserved by Sony for in store purchases on launch day to build more hype. Getting one of those will require camping out though.
 
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Vawn

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Is it too late to get on the Sony pre-order list?

EDIT: It is. God dammit.
I registered when they first went live. I have a crap ton of PSN purchases and 145 platinum trophies. I never got a response.
 

Foamy

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Anyone remember when a truck of PS4s got high jacked at launch?
I expect the same craziness this time.
 
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Kodiak

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Yes. Its not a bad bundle for me because i want Spiderman and Demon's Souls and i need a year of PS Plus. When does gamestop charge for preorders?
damn congrats, I've been doing the same thing for the past 1.5 hours, I got the preorder button once but it didn't work. just clicked it dozens of times and it did nothing
 
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Badenergytroll

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damn congrats, I've been doing the same thing for the past 1.5 hours, I got the preorder button once but it didn't work. just clicked it dozens of times and it did nothing
I've gotten very lucky with the preorders for Xbox Series X and now Ps5. With Xbox, i hammered on the buy button on Best Buy for an hour. I was F5'ing the bundle page since noon.
 

GraveX1

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Finally got in the store. 3rd person in line was turned away. The fucking GameStop employees bought them all up.

Waste of a night on the street.

Fuck GameStop
How do you know the employees bought them up? Did someone say something? I agree it sounds like something like that went down but curious if you have evidence.