English GAME customers with in-store console preorders, you must get to your store and pay before COB Wednesday

Urgent news for those in England who have an instore pre-ordered an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 from GAME. You must visit the store you ordered the console from by close of business on Wednesday, before England goes in to lockdown, and pay for your console else you will not be able to pick it up on launch day.

GAME will also be sending out emails over the next few days with important updates, so keep an eye on your email.

It does seem that if you don’t get to the store and pay you will not get your console.

Scottish and Northern Irish customers have until the day before launch day to pay for their PS5 consoles, we have yet to see advice for Welsh customers.

English retailers Smyths and Argos have confirmed that instore pre-orders will be available via click and collect on launch day and the Government has also confirmed that non essentially retail can still run click and collect when Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo kicks off in England on Thursday.

Food shops, supermarkets, garden centres and certain other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open. Essential retail should follow COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

Non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

You can check out out two next gen console unboxing videos below.

It has also been revealed that PS5 versions of current PS4 games will not support PlayStation VR, a blow for anyone hoping for upgrades to existing PlayStation VR games in their new console.

A Sony representative said “We have not announced PS5 titles for PS VR,” who also indicated that Hitman 3’s VR mode would only be playable via the PS4 version of the game. That mode will have to be played via backward compatibility on PS5, and will mean that even if you take advantage of the free PS5 upgrade, you’ll need to keep the PS4 version installed as well for VR. You’ll obviously also want the PS5 version installed to get the fancier graphics when playing on your standard TV.

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  1. I have to say their comments are a little miss leading GAME have stated you need to pre-order and pay for your x box (which ever series) before Wednesday to be able to pick on up on launch day.
    So bare with me if they are out of stock every where then there is no stock, right now any way.
    This email reads as if you will get one a long as you pay for one now, customers will part with money and receive an email 36 hours later will probably be told all stock has been allocated this time and will be notified when we have one for you.(They wont be allowed to open just for you to pick one up)

    They need to be clearer in their approach as I can see a mass rush of people giving GAME their money hoping to get a console and being let down then stock showing online before end of lockdown only to miss out again.

    My advice from a long time gamer take it or leave it, is keep your cash and buy online from where ever has stock, Microsoft have stated they will send more before Christmas and grab one guaranteed and delivered to your door.
    I would hate for anyone to miss out before Christmas and have your cash tied up in a store that wont be open to get a refund until the 3rd of December unless lockdown is extended and then could be longer.
    Stay safe people and have a Merry X(box)-Mass.

  2. Think that first sentence needs a bit of tidying up!

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