For those who managed to secure a PS5 pre-order directly from the PlayStation website via invitation, you may want to check your inboxes.
I think we are going to see the effects of Covid on the Console launches this Winter. Will be interesting to see how many units they ship compared to the PS4 and see if its a case of more demand or fewer manufacturing/shipping capabilities just now. Demand seems just as high as everyone wanted a PS4 when it launched.
yep. Outside of standard rush, I can't see covid not effecting supplies. Its the same for both companies. Crazy though, least its still launching. been a Insanely bad year, least this is a good that we can expect, even if we all can't get one
Uhm... Wonder if there's actually going to be consoles on shelves on November.
Well, yes because I think only a certain % of units are allocated for pre-order.
There's no doubt there is a covid issue with new console releases this is unfortunate but I'd hate it if vulnerable parents are forced to overspend via ebay for ps5 and xbox series sx
Isn't it great that you can get downvoted on this site for hoping that people don't get taken advantage of by scalpers. Really shows you what kind of urchins lurk around here.
@enkikduxiv I think it's more people downvoting the "forced" part....no one is "forced" to buy an expensive game console from scalpers. In fact, people should very specifically NOT support this behavior, that is the only way it will change/end.
I was lucky enough to get a pre-order the first day from PlayStation Direct. It says that my order will arrive on launch day because I'm a PS Plus member. Been a PS Plus member since 2010. Lucky me I guess.
Not sure why but i feel the Xbox wont suffer this. The console was pretty much presented to everyone last December
I have ordered every console released at launch since the N64 and this was definitely the hardest preorder. Typically they would release preorders, then prior to launch, release more stock. Usually this extra stock allocation would be done multiple times. I wonder with covid and the late preorders whether this will happen. Hopefully everyone that has preordered for a 2020 release still gets one. If covid ramps up over the next month anything could happen though.
I have a feeling that even though I got my direct pre-order, that inevitably I won't be part of the first wave. Even though Sony stated that Direct Pre-Orders would arrive by launch day. What a sad bit of news.
Update: After logging in and checking my order on Playstation Direct, on shipping method it explicitly says- SHIPPING METHOD: Launch Day Delivery, Get it on Release Day. FREE for PSPLUS. Dunno exactly what this means but we will see. I will update if I receive new information.
Basically means, Stop tripping. Your getting your stuff and PS Plus ppl just get priority
I got a ps5 secured through best buy store pickup. I got a series x release day delivery through amazon. If I had to bet on one to be there on actual launch day, it would be bestbuy....amazon has a tendency of claiming delays in shipment when they get busy. Either way, if I get both at launch, or neither, I won't be upset, I'm just thankful I was able to navigate the madness of these atrocious preorders to have a chance to play some games I'm looking forward to this fall/winter. If it happens sooner, or later, so be it.
Thankfully I was lucky to get my pre-order a week ago.
It's gonna be hilarious when all these fools who are bragging about their pre-orders end up getting delayed for months anyway due to supply shortages or retailer error.
That's why they're releasing the consoles early to avoid the holiday shipping rush. Smart move by Microsoft and Sony.
@enkiduxiv I don't foresee that happening, simply because it seems like both Sony and Microsoft are severely limiting the number of consoles they are allocating, which is why getting a preorder was damn near impossible. Reports are some stores are only getting a few units. At this point doesn't seem to be a lot to go around....maybe those numbers will increase in the next month to month and a half, but it's going to be tight. It seems like retailers are really in fact limiting their preorders to numbers of units they are expecting to receive, not taking additional preorders from peole without having any idea of how many units they are actually getting.
Thankfully I wasn’t chosen for that and got one anyways!!
I haven’t received this email yet
My inbox for my PSN email is full of "thank you for your purchase" messages but not a single "please buy our next console" message. 🤷♂️
that's all I got. thank you for your purchase and that order details say shipping receive on launch date
I don't think Fuzzybacon understood what you meant. I do though. I have like 400 plus purchases on PSN and have been an active member since the whole thing started. And I didn't get an invite either. Kind of makes you wonder how they chose who got the invite to preorder or was it just completely random.
I suppose a more random selection process is more fair but I do wonder how it's better for business? Like why not get these things in the hand of people who have proved to spend way too much money on your platform? Sony seen my N4G posts complaining about game prices 😂
Are you a PS Plus member? Go to PlayStation Direct (direct.playstation.com) log in and check the status of your pre-order if you were chosen. If you are a PS Plus member it will say "Launch Day Delivery. PS Plus Benefit."
The point is that i wasn't chosen. My email is full of receipts from PSN but not invite to join the next gen, guess Xbox wants my money more than Sony
The whole "invite" situation didn't feel right from the start. If it's random, tell people it's a random lottery. If it's based on something, let people know. Instead gamers are left dangling in the breeze, confused about why some are getting emails and others aren't, with no apparent rhyme or reason for the selections. I signed up to receive an email. I never received one, but I never really expected to. I just decided it was better to try than not to try. I assumed that Sony would look at how much you share videos and to how many people, perhaps wanting some free advertising once the ps5 launched to get more gamers interesting in buying, but that doesn't at all look like that's how it was decided because some gamers with large audiences didn't get an invite. I have no idea how they decided.
It would have been nice to at least get an update from them. Like, "we couldn't fit you in this time but keep waiting we're updating our lists" or whatever. But they seem to have the staff of a small property manager so efficient communication with millions of gamers is probably too much to expect.
I am happy I got a preorder at all. Got one at Target on day 2 of the preorder fiasco after I had pretty much given up hope of getting one on or near launch day. Target was very explicit that I would receive the shipment between Nov 13 - Nov 18. And I'm alright with that.
Hey! Same group!
Fingers crossed it isn't delayed more. Almost fell off my chair when the whole transaction went through!
Oof 3 months for restocks. Im guessing black friday will have some in stock too maybe.
Missed PS5 pre-order but managed to get a SX one. I'm not holding out much hope I will be playing on launch day though. Got a funny feeling I will get an email like sorry we haven't got enough, or something. Only time will tell.
Another chance, peeps!
I wonder if all digital get priority or is it random because I bought over 900 games plus paid up till 2022 and psnow I selected 499 version for watching 4k movies my games are bought on psn store and I didn't get an email
I preordered the disc version and still have yet to get this email, my receipt says I’ll get launch day delivery so we shall see.
@jlove4life I doubt that that's the reason, because according to many retailers, they are getting far more units of the 499 disc version than of the 399 discless ps5.
@medman make sense now i think about it all digital version cutting the retailers out of their money from disc sales 399 version mainly benefit sony
I feel jealous when people say they secured PS5. 😑
It would be nice if there were more stock, but it's looking grim......
wait is this Gen all pre-orders? won't there be any consoles in freaking stores?
There will be. Even if day 1 you don't get anything in store...the next week you will. People get worked up over nothing. If you have cash set aside for PS5 I guarantee you will have one before Christmas...no preorder required. These consoles aren't exactly cheap.
Yup, each store will have 1 high end console and 1 low end console and there will be 500 people in line for them. Choose your store wisely!
At this point I’m just going to wait for the hype to die down a bit before buying a PS5. I’m not expecting to get a PS5 until at least January 2021. Hopefully by then Sony will fix all of the bugs, bells and whistles of their system. Also the game selection will be even more vast by then.
If that is true that the next shipment is for December then the next set of preorders should be sometime in October.
God damn, even a pre-order from the direct supplier can net you a December console? I'm guessing normal sales probably won't be a thing until like mid next-year
pre order december? after the consoles releases? i am confused
I'll start the bid at 2 dolla (china voice) everybody selling there PS5's
I'm one of the unlucky ones who received the email telling me that I will be getting a PS5 in the 2nd shipment in December. Damn! Nothing alerted me when I was pre-ordering on the Sony store that I had missed the first shipment. That's disappointing but It could be worse I could have missed out altogether like some did. I have PS Plus so that didn't help prioritize me for a 1st shipment. The galling thing though is I have a family member who pre-ordered hours after me at another online retailer & he was told he just made the day one shipment grrrrr lol
Christmas time hell yeah!!
November is going to be interesting 🤔 in stores or online. Sadly ☹️ to say Sony hasn’t sent me (probably like most folks here) an invitation to buy a PS5 😢 So my Christmas 🎄🎅 is on hold ☹️
People who snagged a pre order directly in-store should be fine
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