GameStop will be selling PlayStation 5 consoles in some of its stores this Friday, October 22.
“Some stores will have limited quantities of PS5 packs available for purchase in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago and Boston, ”according to the retailer.
You can check if your local store is participating by entering your preferred city or zip code on GameStop website.
PlayStation 5 September Showcase – Opening Sizzle
GameStop regularly offers limited packs of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for purchase online.
Two PS5 packs were sold online earlier on Tuesday, although access to consoles was restricted to GameStop Pro members for the first hour.
At the end of September, US retailer Best Buy sold limited quantities of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stores for the first time this year, drawing large queues to many places.
On Monday, market research firm NPD Group said the PS5 ended Nintendo Switch’s long streak as the best-selling console in the U.S. market.
Prior to September, Nintendo’s console was the top-selling console in the United States for a record 33 consecutive months based on units sold.
But the PS5 took home the unit and dollar sales price last month after Sony was able to make “a lot” of the limited-offer console available to consumers, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella.
Despite some recent signs of increased availability, the PS5 is expected to remain difficult to find for some time, given the lingering challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The boss of AMD, which makes the processors and GPUs inside the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, recently said that she expects the chip supply issues to end. gradually attenuate in the second half of 2022.
Consumers based in the United States who wish to purchase a PS5 console can now register their interest directly with Sony for the chance to do so. The company is making a limited number of PS5 consoles available for customers in the United States to purchase direct from PlayStation this holiday season.