Gamers were hopeful to get the new PlayStation 5 as stock was being uploaded to GameStop to the online retailer in batches, but they quickly discovered how the intense demand for the new Sony console could overwhelm a store's systems. GameStop was trending on Twitter earlier due to the new stock of PS5s becoming available. The retailer was hopeful tweaking their rollout to sell batches of PlayStation 5 consoles at a time would help costumers get their hands on the product easier. But many of them were reporting issues with the websites and stocks depleting before finishes could purchase, speculating that bots are to blame.
As always, the whole process has been a mess, and many PlayStation gamers were also disappointed to see the stock limited to bundles. In other words, the restock did not include any option to buy the console and just the console. The entire stock was limited to various bundles that included games and PlayStation Plus subscriptions.
It's important to note that by the time you're reading this, the restock has almost certainly been exhausted, and that's because the batches, despite being bundles, are going in literal minutes.
At the moment of publishing, there's been no word of any future restocks. What there is right now are a lot of frustrated customers.
Can't Even Get it in the Cart
GAMESTOP AIN'T LETTING ME PUT THE PS5 IN THE CARTTTTTT pic.twitter.com/bYBlMCIGsf— thristan (@neganegadola) January 7, 2021
Fix Your Websiteprevnext
GameStop Accidentally Blocking IP
Folks if you're seeing this from GameStop, it's got your IP blocked for whatever reason. Try connecting from a different access point and be gentle with the refresh button https://t.co/d7XwGtfvNY pic.twitter.com/7cLxPEXQ6F— PS5 Xbox restock+more tech/gaming finds & deals (@LeBlorstOfTimes) January 7, 2021
Not Working? Try Refreshing Again
I know this GameStop drop may be frustrating, but keep refreshing. All links show me “pre-order”, but many see “unavailable”. They will feed stock every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing. You’ve got this. Good luck!🍀— PS5StockUpdates (@PS5StockUpdates) January 7, 2021
Made a Twitter Account Just to Get the PS5... Still No Luck
Gamestops page is very broken, must be having trouble with the traffic. Gamestop always gives me a tough time tbh— lemmegettaps5 (@lemmegettaps5) January 7, 2021
This entire process is gross. #gamestop, #bestbuy, #walmart, #antonline, #playstation, and others. Should just be able to pre-order instead of refreshing my browser for 2 months. I'd be fine waiting a month or 2 to get it if it meant I could stop searching out these drops.— Bakes (@BuhBuhBakes) January 7, 2021
Selling Out Quickly...
Who would’ve thought people were eager to buy boxes that damn fast .. I was ready to put on cart and boom out of stock.. y’all just playing with us. @GameStop— Arlene Nicole (@THE_SUN_SUCKS) January 7, 2021