Buy PS5: Several retailers confirm the fourth wave - the date is still unclear

Buy PS5: Several retailers confirm the fourth wave - the date is still unclear
Update December 2: Last week Sony confirmed that there will be a fourth wave of PS5 pre-orders later this year. A date has still not been set. As GamesWirtschaft reports, several retailers have now confirmed that they are part of the fourth wave of sales. It is not yet known whether the PS5 will be available again on Amazon.

The following retailers are to be part of the fourth wave of sales of the PS5.

Expert PS5 at Gamestop Otto Original Message 25 November: After a turbulent weeks of pre-ordering for PS5, the new Sony console appeared in Germany on November 19th. Those who had no luck with buying a PS5 by the day of release got another chance to buy the PS5 in various online shops on the afternoon of November 19th. As expected, the announcement by Amazon and various retailers led to a collective shop meltdown that even temporarily brought the Amazon servers to their knees. Some online shops such as Gamestop or Expert were even inaccessible for hours. In some cases, when asked, the operators could not even say whether there were still available PS5s in the warehouse because nothing worked at all under the weight of the onslaught. Then there is also news about bot networks from scalpers, who were able to get hold of thousands of consoles in order to offer them profitably on various platforms for moon prices. A frustrating experience that again left many disappointed people behind. And one question remains: When can the PS5 be bought again?

Media Markt and Saturn have at least made a first official statement:

"Due to the very high demand for pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 (buy now) (PS5), we are currently unable to guarantee that we will be able to serve all pre-orders in Germany when sales start on November 19, 2020. We are in close contact with the manufacturer in order to carry out all pre-orders as soon as possible with the release date. With the start of sales of the new console, we will therefore gradually start delivering exclusively to pre-orderers No new pre-orders are possible at MediaMarkt and Saturn. We are already in close contact with the manufacturer for further subsequent deliveries. Please understand that we do not comment on specific sales and sales figures in individual product areas. "

The reference to the start of sales is of course no longer applicable. After all, most of the buyers who received an email from Media Markt and Saturn at the beginning of November informing them of a possible delivery delay have now received their PS5. However, some buyers who have pre-ordered their PS5 from Media Markt and Saturn are still waiting for their delivery. However, delivery should be completed by the second week of December.

There is currently no fourth sales wave of the PS5 announced on Amazon. It is rather unlikely that there will be another large contingent of PS5s for sale before Christmas - especially since not even all pre-orderers have received their console. There may be options to pre-order a PS5 again - with a correspondingly long delivery time. A few months will certainly pass before the immense demand for the PS5 can be met satisfactorily. Playstation boss Jim Ryan has also already stated that currently "absolutely everything has been sold". The prospects for the availability of the PS5 are not good.

Therefore, the chances are currently bad if you were speculating on buying a PS5 before Christmas. After all: the accessories for the PS5 can still be pre-ordered in most shops. Below we list the shops where you can buy a PS5 when it is available again. We'll keep you up to date.

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