PS5 pre-orders from some retailers may not be fulfilled until 2021


Irish GameStop stores will not be able to send PlayStation 5 consoles to all preorders in time for release day, VGC reports. The retailer has sent messages to some PS5 pre-order holders, letting them know their next-gen console won’t be with them until 2021.

He cites “circumstances beyond our control,” which gives the impression that his stock allocation is simply not sufficient to meet demand. Apparently Sony has reached out to European retailers and informed them of their PS5 allocations, which seems to have prompted GameStop Ireland to send this out. This is not the only example either; ShopTo also had to inform some customers that they will not be receiving their PS5 at launch.

This follows Amazon, which sent emails similar to those with PS5 pre-orders, unable to guarantee a quick arrival.

Unfortunately, it seems that demand is far outweighing supply, at least for now. If you haven’t received anything like the messages above, your pre-order should be safe, but it looks like some PS5 fans will have to wait until the New Year to get their hands on the console.

We wouldn’t care too much. While some may be affected by stockouts, the majority are likely to receive their consoles on time. Sony would be producing a lot more PS5s for launch than they are for PS4, so there should be plenty to do. Have you had any messages like this regarding your PS5 pre-order? Would you mind if your PS5 arrives later than expected? Tell us in the comments section below.


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