GAMERS are struggling to get hold of a Playstation 5 after the release of the console crashed several websites.Retailers including Tesco, John Lewis a
GAMERS are struggling to get hold of a Playstation 5 after the release of the console crashed several websites.
Retailers including Tesco, John Lewis and GAME are struggling to cope with customers trying to place orders.
At the time of writing, some 18,000 people were being placed in a queue as they wait to buy the sought-after console.
But earlier this morning, as many as 200,000 people were waiting in the virtual queue, according to furious tweets.
On the John Lewis website, a notice reads: “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.”
The retailer confirmed it had sold out of the console shortly after 10am.
When you try and click on the pre-sale link on the Tesco website, a message comes up that says: “503. Service unavailable.”
The GAME website wasn’t loading at all when The Sun tried to access it.
The Playstation 5 went on sale at 8am this morning.
Gamers have since been complaining on Twitter after being unable to get their hands on the 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!”
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.”
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