It might be possible to grab an Xbox Series X or a PS5, but the chances are slim
GameStop plans to launch an evasive Xbox Series X and PS5 restock on December 23, 2021. This was reported by Shortcut last week, and this is similar to the paywall that Amazon currently has for the Xbox Series X restocking. However, at Unless they run out within the first hour (which is more than likely), only PowerUp Pro Rewards subscribers will be able to purchase either console.
Reportedly, around sixty of each console will be in some stores for those who want to try and buy one before Christmas.
However, there’s no guarantee that this will be in all GameStop stores, so it’s best to call ahead to be sure. (Sorry in advance, GameStop employees!). But we do know that there are various places in the United States that will have at least one of the consoles in stock, although that will be quite limited, thanks to, well, limited stock.
This is due to the global chip shortage which has been, well, because of the pandemic.
But, there are about 21 confirmed states (although the accuracy may be tentative) but nothing is solid, unfortunately, for other places in the world. And unless internal communications have been rigged, this is being confirmed for various stores.
Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be available when it opens, which ranges from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. local time. The prices of the PlayStation 5 bundle will be $ 795, making the price with sales tax over $ 800. And again, that only comes by being a PowerUp Pro Rewards member in the Gamestop store.
This is a bundle though, which means you get more than the console, at least for the PlayStation 5. It breaks down like this: PS5 Disc console at $ 499, PS5 controller: white, black, or red at 69 $, PowerA PS5 DualSense Charging Station $ 24.99 and three PS5 games- Ghost of Tsushima, Rachet and Clack, and Spider Man.
If you’re planning on going to a GameStop store and having a PowerUp Pro Rewards membership on December 23, 2021: good luck. You will need it.