According to an undisclosed major retailer who spoke to Video Games Chronicle, there will be several waves of releases for both systems over the coming weeks. Retailers are expected to receive new PS5 stock sometime next week.
Meanwhile, more Xbox Series X units will go up for sale on November 21 and 27. For those looking to purchase the Xbox Series S, more stock of the lower end console will reportedly be available on November 30.
One retailer, Currys PC World, has already announced it will have new PS5 stock on the console’s launch day tomorrow (November 19). As per Sony’s previous statement, the system will only be able to order online.
Check out Currys’ tweet below.
📢 #PS5 launches tomorrow!
Please remember, the PS5 console will be available to order ONLINE ONLY from 9am tomorrow. No units will be available for in-store purchase on Thursday 19th November, please continue to check back online for further updates.
— Currys PC World (@curryspcworld) November 18, 2020
It’s already known that Amazon and GAME are also expected to have more PS5 stock on sale tomorrow (November 19), however, the source reportedly told VGC that other retailers will also be releasing orders for the console. It was not disclosed which ones.
Obtaining orders for the next-gen console has been proving difficult for numerous people, as many have had to fight against scalpers and bots quickly snapping them up online. Scalpers on eBay were recently caught selling systems for prices such as US$5,000, with others being bid on for other high prices.
Those who have managed to grab a pre-order have also been hit with delivery delays. Amazon recently emailed customers who had managed to successfully order an Xbox Series console to inform them that their system may not arrive until after Christmas.