It feels like forever since we have been waiting for the next-gen PS5 console. However, when Sony opened up the preorder process, it was a mess. All this waiting for this to happen is a bit disappointing. Although the company said it would announce the public members about the PS5 preorder time details, they clearly didn’t.
During the PS5 Showcase, the company did mention the preorder process would start the following day; however, they did not mention the time. Although we did have a list of retailers selling the product, it wasn’t possible to keep track of the preorder opening time. Therefore the whole situation was confusing and frustrating. Due to poor communication, many PS5 fans have missed the sale.
However, Sony addressed the issue and confirmed more console would be available for sale soon. See official Tweet below:
Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that.
Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details.
And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBun
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 19, 2020
But since the product is already out, Sony can’t control the release time. Well, it’s not like they have done it in the first place. It is now up to retailers to sell the new PS5 console. Therefore, buyers need to check out the websites on their own. It’s more like PS5 hunting down situation.
On the other side, Microsoft already confirmed the exact time and release date for its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. A list of retailers is also available for the buyer to check. Below you can find full details about Microsoft’s upcoming release:
- UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Games, ShopTo and other participating retailers
- United States (8AM PT / 11AM ET): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers
- Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers
- Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers
- New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers
- Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (9AM CEST): Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, and more depending on the region.