Hello, I was lucky enough to secure a PS5 pre-order on Amazon the first day they went live. I've heard some horror stories about the SNES Classic and the Switch launch of Amazon cancelling pre-orders last minute because they didnt actually have enough stock to fulfill all of the orders. Any chance of this on Nov. 12? Anyone else worried?
@supermonkey122: I heard rumours today on ResetEra that some people who previously had Amazon orders that were too late to be for release date are having their orders bumped up to release day now. If this is actually true (I don't have any evidence myself, my preorder has always been for the 19th which is release day here in the UK) then it seems like Amazon have got a better handle on the launch numbers they've been allocated now so optimistically your preorder should be fine.
Aussie pre-orders blew out within minutes and now no retailer is even accepting orders. I ordered 30 minutes after retailers opened the books and was given an ETA of "2021". Pretty disappointed because I've been able to get every console at launch in the past. I just don't understand how both Sony and Microsoft got it so wrong on the production side this time around.
I've just got the shock of my life with games now going up to £70. Fuck buying a game with this at launch, then.
EDIT: Odd. Seems like every other game is around £50 on Amazon but a bog-standard version of Demon's Souls is £70. If that pricing sticks, there'll be hell on.
They're up from $60 to 70 USD, so maybe some weird conversion/non-conversion thing going on there.
Where I pre ordered from, they took the full payment at the end of September, so if something happens I'll be annoyed at the very least.
At the end of the day nothing is worth worrying about, especially not a plastic box that plays the games and stuff, although I am still working on following this advice myself.
I think this launch will be different. PS5 have been sitting around in warehouses for months now waiting for launch day where a lot of new tech is frantically being manufactured right up to launch day.
I remember for PS4 launch, my local best buy had locked in like 500 pre-orders thinking they would get more than that and they ended up getting six. Walmart was the same way. After that debacle they said they would no longer be taking pre-orders or orders for existing products unless they had the stock for it and knew they did. I wouldn't fall over dead with shock if they ended up not having enough supply this go-around, but I am pretty confident they are aware of what they have this time.
I've given it some more thought, and the fact that Sony has been handing them out to just about everyone with with a camera and a small audience, suggests to me that they have additional units to play around with, and if something does come up, it's Garth Balthazar's fault, aka Jerf Berkalar.
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