GameStop Will Have PlayStation VR in Stock for Gamers Who Didn’t Pre-Order; Announces Midnight Launch

on October 7, 2016 3:02 PM

GameStop just announced with a press release that the retail chain will have PlayStation VR units in stock when Sony’s headset launches on October 13th, for gamers who opted not to pre-order.

While the announcement did not mention what kind of allocation the retailer will have available, they also announced that over 1,600 stores across the United States will be open for the launch at 12:01 EDT on October 13th.

When the clock will hit midnight, each store nationwide will have “limited quantities” on the shelves, while more will be available in the online store. A 20% store credit bonus will also be applied to trade-ins towards a PlayStation VR system.

GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob Puzon accompanied the press release with a statement:

“Virtual reality will transform how users experience interactive entertainment. GameStop is the destination for VR and we believe PlayStation®VR will deliver our customers an amazing and immersive gaming experience.”

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.