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GAME and other gaming suppliers have struggled to meet demand for the PS5. The number of people clamouring for the new console, which came out in November 2020, wipes out stock supplies within minutes. As such, very few people have one of their own, and Sony is struggling to produce more.
Has GAME sold out of PS5?
PS5 stock drops come from several UK retailers, among them GAME.
The gaming chain was the latest store to release stock, with 10,000 units up for sale today.
People could buy one from roughly 9.45am GMT today, but unfortunately, they sold out in record time.
The stand-alone console stock ran out in less than an hour, with stock checkers urging people to check for bundles.
These ran down just another hour later, leaving thousands of people without one of the coveted platforms.
According to a poll conducted by Twitter account @PS5StockAlertUK, of 16,282 people who have voted so far, only 22 percent got a console.
The percentage translates to just 3,582 people who bought a unit today.
The remaining 12,700 people sadly missed their opportunity.
The account expected another restock from the retailer around 12.45pm, but there is no sign of this yet.
They explained GAME had followed this “pattern” in the past, restocking with cancelled orders.
The reason many gamers have missed out on their chance could be, in part, due to scalpers.
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A previous GAME restock in January ended in minutes as scalpers used bots to buy up units.
Some private accounts on Twitter bragged about using bots to dry up stock with 2,000 purchases.
They claimed doing so was just “getting easier every time”.
GAME, however, played down the claims in a statement.
A spokesman told EuroGamer: “PS5 continues to be in very high demand and that demand far outweighs current supply.
“We have strong measures in place to help ensure that our ‘one per customer’ statement is maintained to allow for as many individual customers to successfully purchase as possible.
“All pre-orders are subject to automatic checks and order updates such as cancellations following these checks take place after a customer will have received a valid order confirmation email.
“At the present time these orders are still pre-orders and as such no payments have yet been taken from customers. Payments will commence once our order checks have been completed.”
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