You’d think it’s an obvious thing to state, but John Lewis, Very, Argos, and now Amazon all seem to be trying to sell things they just haven’t got, in particular PlayStation 5 consoles.
Amazon have started sending out emails to customers who thought they had bagged themselves a PlayStation 5 to tell them that they cannot guarantee it will arrive on launch day. The text reads as follows:
We’re contacting you about your order of a PlayStation 5 Console to let you know in advance that you may not receive his item on the day it is released due to high demand. We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.
One of the people who may find themselves PlayStation 5 free come November is industry spokesperson and The Games Award host, Geoff Keighley.
Amazon has just informed me I may not receive my PlayStation 5 pre-order on release day due to “high demand.” pic.twitter.com/3S1ZqmhWKa
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) September 18, 2020
It’s rather hard to tell but this does seem to be Amazon.com in the United States rather than over here in the United Kingdom, but keep an eye on your email just in case.
PlayStation 5 preorders have been rather disastrous with retailers websites crashing and orders being cancelled. Those who ordered through Argos have been told that if they have not received the confirmation email within two hours after placing the order then they will not get a console, but they won’t get their money refunded for 3-5 days.
Online retailer Very has also messed things up and been cancelling preorders, sending unhappy customers the message below.
Hi thank you for your recent order on 17/09/20 for PlayStation 5 console / accessories. Unfortunately, due to extremely high demand and limited availability, your order has been cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment caused. More stock will be made available on the site as it is allocated, so please come back and check. Please be aware, any stock will be VERY LIMITED and will only be available for a short time. Thanks