GameStop released both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, giving both PlayStation and Xbox fans the opportunity to purchase each of the hard-to-reach consoles. At the moment of publication, the Xbox Series X inventory is still available in limited capacity, but the PS5 stock is completely sold out, and there is no word on when the next inventory will be available.
That said, while many Xbox customers are finally buying the Xbox Series X, it seems that many came short and tried to buy the PS5. Like GameStop’s previous inventory, this one was online-only and limited to bundles. In other words, there was no way to buy any of the console models for $ 400 and $ 500. Rather, PlayStation fans had to spend extra on buying bundles of additives such as controllers and games.
Locking stock behind bundles has its obvious benefits for GameStop, but it should also limit activity to scalps. That said, while it is possible it achieved this, it did not stop the stock from selling out in a matter of minutes. And during those few minutes, there were a lot of website issues.
In the tweet announcing the stock being sold, GameStop customers are annoyed and take the retailer to task over all the issues and complaints mentioned above.
It is impossible to buy a console on your website. Have tried since last year. This is ridiculous
– Federico Cuinas (@fredcuinas) April 6, 2021
A real fight
This really is a struggle to get one. I went through several captchas to prove that I am not a robot and nothing.
– Tanya Hatton (@theMinisterTH) April 6, 2021
Three consoles sold
Did you drop three consoles and call it during the day?
– dere (@WheefoTootho) April 6, 2021
Just three minutes
They were sold out 3 minutes after they came out, you do not have to post that they are sold out an hour later
– DM3 (@ dalemartin156) April 6, 2021
Fell to Final Boss
Literally about to place my order after going through everything (pre-stored info). But then I get an error message, and my shopping cart is cleared … the biggest L I’ve ever received. pic.twitter.com/4lDffrfFeH
– quSquangus🦖 (@ Juanit0Amig0) April 6, 2021
Had messages gone on your site immediately, and still did not let me add to cart … said add to cart, but would not add to cart !!! This shit is total BS !!!!!
– Sue Ellen Boehler (@BoehlerSue) April 6, 2021
Help the scalps
“Friendly heads up” robots can not go in GameStop .. drop in store .. you help the scalps with only online releases
– RichBlaKk_IMG (@Img_richblakk) April 6, 2021
How is it still happening?
I still can not believe that this is still something. Who’s to blame now? Is it Sony or the dealers. Or the system that allows scalpers to buy as many as they want. If Sony would ship all stock to brick stores, anyone who wants one would, but the demand would be gone.
– MK (@mkthebearded) April 6, 2021