Best Buy is doing a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S restock today and the lines outside of the stores are massive. The company announced its plans for this today and that sent social media into a frenzy. A lot of gamers out there have been trying to secure this console for almost a solid year. When these restock opportunities come up, you just have to wonder if today will finally be the day you emerge victoriously. Retailers have been trying to meet this demand however they can, whether that means doing lottery systems or just releasing them normally. One problem with any approach is that there will undoubtedly be someone upset because of something largely out of their control. It's a weird situation all around. But, for one morning, hope springs eternal again as people crowd around Best Buy stores and post hysterical memes about this entire process. Check some of them out below:
Folks waiting outside the Best Buy on Fairview Heights this morning for what well watch the video….. pic.twitter.com/A7yP25bK5n— FOX 2 Rogue Runner (@RogueRunnerSTL) September 23, 2021
Here's how Best Buy says their process will work for the restock, "Blue Shirts at participating stores will begin handing out tickets at 7:30 a.m. local time that morning," they wrote on their website. "They will ask you which console you wish to buy, and hand out one ticket per purchasing customer in line. If you receive a ticket, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase the console for which you have received a ticket. While in the store, you will also be able to buy games or gaming accessories in addition to your console."
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We're really out here doing this
This Best Buy Xbox and PS5 in-store only drop is Black Friday in September 🎮 pic.twitter.com/BsrSA7FyVy— RonsRides (@RPOIII) September 23, 2021
What a world
Not sure Best Buy knew what they were getting themselves into when they decided to sell #PS5 in-store.
Wow!!September 23, 2021
My wife drove by the Best Buy that was participating, and the lines had about 200 people. So, in other words, lots of disappointed folks this morning, I’m sure. https://t.co/g3w6V6U9pp— Psymin (@Psymin1) September 23, 2021
Every Best Buy after they sell out of their PS5 stock in 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/khRUOJKMbN— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) September 23, 2021
Every picture is more wild than the last
Black Friday come early at best buy ???? Nah man ps5 cant be causing this after a year of being on the market pic.twitter.com/09NDRs6vum— Keiron“I Am The Prize”Gibson (@keirongibson) September 23, 2021
Lines around the block
People are camped out in front of Best Buy waiting for the first ever in store purchases for PS5 and I’m here to cover it with some hard hitting journalism! Tune in to @KOMPRadio starting at 6. pic.twitter.com/LrRCtPmp0k— Graig Salerno (@GraigSalerno) September 23, 2021
News crews everywhere just capturing it all
Dawg…. All these people been camped out at Best Buy trying to buy a PS5 since last night. Almost one year after it released. Chip shortage really been crazy. pic.twitter.com/DGJFHihuGx— Joey Wilkinson 🏁 (@AssassinateHate) September 23, 2021