Smyths Toys stores across the UK are reportedly accepting PlayStation 5 pre-orders on Tuesday morning.
It depends PS5 UK stock, which has proven to be a reliable source of updates on console restocking during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He claims Smyths will be taking pre-orders for the standard PS5 model and the PS5 digital edition in stores only.
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UPDATE 10/05/21: VGC spoke with customer service representatives from several Smyths branches on Tuesday morning, who confirmed that the retailer is currently taking PS5 pre-orders in stores across the country while supplies last.
The Loughton branch told us there was a queue of around 20 people waiting to order the console when the store opened this morning.
Customers are required to make a deposit of £ 20 to secure their order, which is expected to be filled between October 16-20, we were told.
There was still availability at 9:20 am, but the stock should go quickly so it’s worth calling your local office to check before you go.
THE ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: “This drop will start at 9 am,” PS5 Stock UK said. “It will be nationwide, so all UK stores. It is very likely that Ireland will have it too, same style, same time.
Smyths has more than 100 stores in the UK and Ireland, according to its website.
Console makers have been grappling with stockouts for more than 18 months now, after the pandemic shut down critical supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices rise dramatically as countries rolled out social distancing measures.
The boss of AMD, which makes the processors and GPUs inside the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, said she expects the chip supply issues to ease. gradually during the second half of 2022.
Chipmaker Toshiba also recently warned that power regulation chip supply issues would extend into next year and possibly beyond.
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.