As VGC reports, GameSpot’s Irish stores will not be able to send PlayStation 5 consoles for all pre-orders for release day. The retailer is messaging some PS5 pre-order holders, informing them that their next-gen console won’t be with them until sometime in 2021.
It cites “circumstances beyond our control”, which seem to suggest that its stock allocation alone is not sufficient to meet demand. Apparently, Sony has contacted European retailers and informed them of their PS5 allocation, which seems to have prompted GameStop Ireland to ship it out. This is not the only example; ShopTo will have to notify some customers that they will not receive their PS5 at launch.
It comes from Amazon, which sent similar emails to PS5 pre-order people, who were unable to guarantee an early arrival.
Unfortunately, it seems that demand far outstrips demand. If you haven’t received anything like the above messages, then your pre-order should be safe, but it seems that some PS5 fans will have to wait until the new year to console.
We will not worry too much about this. While some may be affected by stock shortages, most are likely to get their consent on time. Sony is said to be producing far more PS5s to launch for the PS4, so there should be plenty to go around. Do you have any such message about your PS5 pre-order? Would you mind if your PS5 arrived later than expected? Tell us in the comments section below.