After a number of UK retailers confirmed they would today have extra PlayStation 5 pre-orders available for those who missed out last week, the second wave has also sold out at a speedy pace. The likes of Amazon UK, GAME, Smyths Toys, Currys, and Argos all made their latest PS5 allocation available throughout Friday morning, but it appears that demand is still at an all-time high as various sites broke under the traffic heading their way. With this second allocation of pre-orders now sold out, it is unclear whether or not any more PS5 consoles will be up for pre-purchase between now and the November launch.
When Sony apologised for the initial pre-order panic last weekend, it said that "more PS5s will be available through the end of the year." These could very well arrive after the system's UK release, meaning guaranteeing yourself a system for 19th November 2020 may no longer be a possibility. We'll be sure to update you should anymore PS5 pre-orders be made available while US retailers are also expected to list a second wave of consoles in the next couple of hours.
Have you now managed to secure a PS5 pre-order? Celebrate if so in the comments below.
Yep PS5 Pre-order achieved. I got the disk version from Game. It cost £10 more due to the delivery charge it would of if I’ve got it in the first wave. Which is fairly irrelevant.
Woooo.... I got one this time! Happy days!
Got my copy of AC Valhalla ordered to carry on the relatively new tradition of breaking in a new generation with an AC game (Black Flag was the first game I played when PS4 game out)
Just need to secure the Pulse 3D headset and I am good to go!
Well the Pulse 3D headphones are back in stock too so I just ordered them.
Despite the bad messaging Playstation it would seem still has huge clout.
Managed to get one the first time around thankfully at 5.30am last Friday morning from Argos.
I was trying on behalf of a friend for his son today at Smyths, managed to get one in my basket but the website crashed every time before check out
That was fast. Target seems to still have some here in the States.
Hopefully this can keep happening regularly for the people still trying to land one.
Going to be interesting to see how many units there actually were when that info is eventually released.
Missed out as was driving to work this morning when Argos went live and then ended up 16,000th in Currys queue. Doesn't look like it was meant to be...
It's funny how IGN(and other gaming sites) are going on and on about Microsoft's big spend this week and how they make out it will hurt the PS5 but the PS5 is still selling like hot cakes Got mine Pre-ordered last time just by luck really. Had a look today and they seemed to sell out in seconds again.
"Black Flag was the first game I played when PS4 came out"
Yes, same here!. And then it was my last AC until Origin brought me back and Odyssey made me a fan again.
So perfect timing for me. Day 1
This is the second time I've missed out. Slightly more notice but I was on a couple of sites that were wanting me to stump up the full price, instead of a deposit . Spoke to local store and they said Sony had not allowed them to to have preorders and deposits in a bricks-and-mortar
@phil_j Agreed. Everybody is shouting about the PS5 selling out and the demand being incredible, and the Xbox Series consoles going the same way.
But it doesn't make a bit of difference until we know if the platform holders are giving retailers hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of units.
Thankfully the wife managed to nab the disc drive version from Game for me. I’m getting it as a Christmas present to offset the cost of my wife otherwise buying me other Christmas presents and me getting it for myself anyway.
It makes sense if you think about it.
Luckily I have lots to finish on PS4 while waiting. Just happy I got one.
Yeah, I was surprised by that too, Game needed the full £450 up front plus £10 delivery - buggers
@Agramonte Odyssey was an absolute joy from beginning to the end of the final DLC and is the main reason I haven't hesitated to pre-order the Gold edition of Valhalla, honestly cannot wait to get stuck in!
Repeating myself from another article:
I seem to have got lucky with Smyths earlier today.
Got to the final page of checkout and it crashed, but then I received a confirmation and order number email a few minutes later.
Checked my account 2hrs later and it's in my orders!
But I am remaining skeptical and totally expecting an email later saying my order is cancelled xD
I was in the game queue but when I check out for digital edition, it’s oos.
I'm still trying for my PS5 pre-order. It seems the Xbox S demand is limited, as it's still available at Amazon. Maybe people have wised up since the true costs for a S are more than a X or either PS5.
@AdamNovice If you look at the game showcases PS5 certainly seems like the one to get. If you read the small print Xbox seems like a better deal. If you read the business press it sounds like Sony has bought lots of excellent games as timed exclusive for 2021 and the new content from Xbox games studios will start kicking in 2022.
At this stage both seem to be selling out so I guess you could call both strategies a success so far.
& That was that. Going to upgrade my ps4 pro fan and put some thermal paste and pads in until 2021 restock.
@graysoncharles Guys! It said the same for me, i got mine in the first wave. When I finished the transaction for my PS5 it looked like they would take the money straight away too, however no money has left my bank account yet. So in essence you don't need to pay straight away, although make sure your money is ready when they do come knocking The company was Game UK
Missed again, can't believe I'm unable to buy something that's not for sale yet.
Got the headset thought!
@thefourfoldroot the absolute madness is the collection atGame store also costs 9.99£.
I find it amusing after looking at this listing, compared with the series X, that the Series S highlights things like the new Parental Control app. They are effectively marketing this a for the children, which will make this the last thing the children want!
Apparently an edict by their scummy owner.
Clearly he’s just given up on not being considered a tw*t
No I didn't get a chance to get a ps5 again this is making me sad right now I hope best buy will have some soon
I find this all hilarious. Ive been buying day 1 consoles since I snagged the streetfighter 2 bundle of snes at woolworths. Nothing has REALLY changed. Over the years more and more of the mainstream have seen the appeal of gaming, so demand has increased concurrantly. 30 years ago, demand-to-customer was the same but on a smaller scale, as it was just kids, geeks and anoraks that cared (me included). All this makes me smile at the pleasing acceptance by the mainstream of Gaming, which I have loved all my life.
Didn’t manage to snag one. The vague “late morning” coupled with work pretty much made that impossible.
Possibly the worst Console launches I can remember!
Managed to get one last wave, with a £1 deposit with the remainder to be paid on the week of release.
I dont get these people talking down the xbox release when we have no idea how much of each console we're actually available.
I may cancel my order as yet as I'm yet to be convinced of anything worth playing on either console, well, anything worth paying £450 + £60 for the game at least.
Thankfully got one this time I was up all night refreshing GAME & Amazon UK. Amazon went live around 9 I've never clicked a button so fast XD
It didn't really feel much like a second wave but more like little crumbs left over after the cake has gone. Not every retailer did it, it was also online only and it was still very dificult to get one. Something tells me this was just extras left over after people have maybe cancelled theirs if they switched to Xbox or they made too many pre-orders so they let some go.
I think that when a real second wave comes, all retailers would get in on it, in store will take some orders too and people will have a higher chance of getting
Wow...even GameStop's $769.99 bundle with Miles Morales, Demon Souls, 2 DualSense controllers and 12 months of PS+ has sold out.
@phil_j In the US gamestops had about ~10 disc versions to sale this morning, no digital version.
@TheGamerNextDoor basically you are talking a load of made up rubbish.
@Carl-G The Xbox and Playstation do not actually compete, the "console war" is the invention of gaming news sites trying to make money from ads with clicks from ignorant fanboys. Demographic reports from both companies show the people who buy these consoles are very different. There is a small overlap of course but for the most part it doesn't matter. Both consoles are selling out with their respective audiences. The goal of both companies this gen will be market penetration in new places.
@TheGamerNextDoor This was the actual "second wave" and it is highly questionable whether there will be another. It has already been announced that the consoles that were up for pre-order today are not launch consoles and will instead ship late-November/early-December. If there is another wave the consoles in that wave likely wouldn't ship until 2021.
@lacerz I just kept refreshing and it gave me the pre-order button. clicked so fast. i was already logging into my GS account and all credit card info was already saved. just hit the order button. got confirmation 20 minutes ago. i did this at 11:45am CST. keep refreshing. good luck everybody
Got one this morning at Game in UK. Was a struggle and several times had it disappear from basket but, eventually, I got one to stick.
Never even heard, back from Sony despite being PSN sub for ten years!
Never had this hassle before. Not bothering til it's released.
Bloody hell I finally snagged one here in the US. I beat the system with some help from Wario64. My friend in the UK was also able to snag one. What a rollercoaster ride this morning was.
also just a heads up that the US pre orders for today will ship a couple of weeks later than the launch. Kind if sucks put i guess its better than next year.
@AdamNovice But people have been telling me that Playstation is dead on Twitter all week? I'm confused...
Game was an absolute mess again. You had to select "out of stock items" and then go into one of the out of stock bundles. Only then could could select "pre order". By the time I figured it out, they were all gone. Luckily, I had Smyths up at the same time and I just kept hammering the refresh until I eventually managed to get through the server errors and complete the order.
@Carl-G what these gaming journalists fail to acknowledge is the majority of ps4 users and soon to be ps5 users couldn't care less and probably have no idea about the fact that Microsoft has bought Bethesda. They will just buy the ps5 and cod and fifa and a the exclusives and that's that.
I had registered an interest for a pre order from Shopto in May, assuming that put me in the queue and I confirmed my pre order as soon as the option became available last week.
Unfortunately, Shopto still haven't confirmed if they can fulfill my pre order so, despite registering an interest 6 months ago, I now don't know if I have a console. Worse still, having assumed Shopto would prioritise people who registered months and months ago, I didn't even bother looking elsewhere. I am starting to get a little worried by Shopto's complete radio silence.
@thefourfoldroot I didn't pay upfront for my Game Pre order. The payment is meant to be taken 7-10 days before release so hopefully they haven't taken your money yet.
Please wake me up when Amazon has some stock. I don't care much since Age of Calamity comes out the day after PS5 launch
You are correct. Although now I'm concerned they could cancel my pre order as they haven’t taken anything lol.
I got a ps5 and my series x pre order last week pretty much straight away. I'm expecting it to be like ps4 launch where there was no next gen games till April at the earliest.
@liamcroft Game uk has consoles again. No problem signing in and ordering. Both consoles.
@rykkchii are you how come?
@710King Look at PS3/360 sales and this gens sales. You can’t tell me Xbox didn’t lose market share. They absolutely have a lot of customers that would buy one if the other wasn’t there or provided a better value proposition.
@Lovespuds I'm in the same boat too, registered my notice back in march, didn't see the 'don't pay in advance' note either and just did it to secure my spot so to speak and now I'm wondering wether or not I made the right choice XD.
Had my pre-pre order from ShopTo and Game. ShopTo notified two days later after the first wave. Game sent notification at 00:12 which was my bed time. Obviously those were not available in the morning. But I went to the local Game store and Pre Ordered Disc PS5 with £10 deposit.
Hi Cloud, just to let you know, Shopto sent me a confirmation email today, hope you get the same exciting news mate.
Fickle I know, but Shopto continue to be my retailer of choice given this news, boy am I relieved 😄
@Lovespuds I was literally about to let you know as I received my confirmation when I got in from work as well! Glad to know you received it too, Happy days 😁
Haha, great news mate, not long now and we will find out whether the pre order stress was worth it..... I have a feeling it will be 😁
Have a good evening fella.
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