Pre-orders for the Xbox One and PS4 have already sold out in some stores.
According to VG Chartz, both Toys R Us and GameStop have stopped accepting pre-orders for the PlayStation 4. The console is still available for pre-order on Amazon, but it won’t arrive at launch unless you pre-order a bundle that comes with a game.
GameStop said in a statement, “Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4.” The game retailer also has a message on its website that says, “PS4 console currently sold out.”
If you try to pre-order the console from Toys R Us, you’ll be greeted by this message, “Presells Sold Out Available Again Soon!” The website also assures customers that, if they have already pre-ordered the system, it will still ship on the advertised date.
Xbox One pre-orders have reportedly sold out on Best Buy’s online stores, with the retailer listing the Day One edition as “coming soon.”
Amazon has also stopped Day One Xbox One pre-orders. The standard console is still available but, again, won’t arrive at launch.
The Xbox One is still available for pre-order on GameStop, including the Day One edition and numerous bundles.
Both the PS4 and Xbox One can be pre-ordered from Target and Wal-Mart.
Last month, shortly after E3, pre-orders for the PS4 were outselling the Xbox One. Part of that is due to the confusion surrounding the Xbox One’s DRM and online requirements, as well as a cheaper price tag for the Sony console. However, the sales for both consoles broke records on Amazon, topping 2,500 units per minute in the wake of E3. First-day pre-orders for both consoles earned nearly twice the value of total video game sales throughout Black Friday last year.
Both consoles were completely sold out on Amazon hours after they were made available, which resulted in the retailer having its biggest pre-order week ever.
Have you pre-ordered a PS4 or an Xbox One?