Amazon Says it May Not Be Able to Satisfy All PS5 Pre-Orders at Launch Due to High Demand
C'mon Bezos, what the heck, man?
Remember when Sony’s Jim Ryan said merely 36-hours ago that it was planning to have more PS5 units available at launch than it did of the PS4 back when it released in 2013? Well, that plan seems to be turning out, uhh, not so great as of right now.
In what has become the latest development in our long, national PlayStation 5-related nightmare, retail giant Amazon has said that it might not be able to satisfy all of the pre-orders for the PS5 by the console’s launch date. In an email that went out today to seemingly all of those who pre-ordered the next-gen console via the retail site, Amazon said, “We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 Console to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand.” The statement ended by saying Amazon will “make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.”
As someone who pre-ordered their own PS5 through Amazon, I have one thing to say: this sucks! I always felt like this was a possibility when I locked in my own PlayStation 5 on Wednesday night, but this just makes myself (and I’m sure thousands of others) nervous as can be as we approach launch day. At this point, I guess I’ll be looking to jump ship and lock in a pre-order at another retailer, assuming that restocks come through.
The PS5 is set to arrive later this fall on November 12 and will retail for $399 and $499. Hopefully, if you end up sticking it out with your own Amazon pre-order, it’ll get there on the system’s launch date.