GAMERS have been struggling to get hold of the new PlayStation 5 this morning after the release of the console crashed several websites.Retailers incl
GAMERS have been struggling to get hold of the new PlayStation 5 this morning after the release of the console crashed several websites.
At the height of the chaos, as many as 200,000 people were waiting in a virtual queue on the Currys PC World website.
To get its site back up, the retailer pushed back its 9am release of the console. It’s not clear when it will be restocked.
It comes after some customers claimed they were able to purchase a PS5 before 9am, only for the retailer to cancel their order. Currys PC World is yet to offer an explanation.
A notice on the John Lewis website read: “Sorry about the wait, please try again soon.
“It’s the much-anticipated launch of the new Sony Playstation 5 console so we’re busier than usual.”
When customers clicked on the pre-sale link on the Tesco website, a message read: “503. Service unavailable.”
The GAME website wasn’t loading at all when The Sun tried to access it.
The PlayStation 5 went on sale from 8am this morning, priced at around £450.
Frustrated gamers have since taken to Twitter to complain about not being able to get their hands on the highly anticipated console.
One person said: “200,000 in the queue ahead of me WTH. I guess Currys PC World has more PS5s.”
Another person said: “Tesco what’s going on with the pre order site won’t let me add amount and keeps crashing?”
A third said: “I was sat there clicking next for a wholeeeeee 20 mins… ya’ll gotta give me the PS5 now man!”
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- AMD Zen 2 8-core CPU (3.5GHz)
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- 16GB GDDR6 RAM
- 825GB SSD storage
- 4K gaming at 60fps, up to 120fps / 8K
Posting a picture of the queue on Currys PC World, another said: “I’m guessing this is the queue for the new PlayStation? John Lewis website is broken also. Great.”
A fourth person tweeted: “Logged on to the website, waiting for PS% to be available for order and to be kicked out AGAIN because your website is awful.
“This has happened for the first pre-order too. Completely regretting putting money on the Game card as now I am stuck buying from you.”
John Lewis confirmed it had sold out of the console shortly after 10am.
The retailer tweeted: “The Playstation 5 console has been incredibly popular and is now out of stock on our website. We apologise if you were unable to purchase one.”
We’ve asked Tesco and Currys PC World if they still have the PS5 in stock and we’ll update this article when we know more.
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