The last few days have seen many Xbox Series X|S pre-orders delayed across the globe and it looks the the PlayStation 5 may also be in trouble. With just hours to go before delivery, Walmart Canada has told customers that their new consoles will be arriving 2-3 days later than expected.
— TheGamingBatz (@GamingBatz) November 11, 2020
Despite buying a PS5 from Walmart Canada within two minutes of its first pre-order window, just got the email saying it's not making it in time for the weekend.
nExT gEn gAmiNg
— Daniel George (@ItsDanielGeorge) November 11, 2020
However, the 2-3 day delay is nowhere near as bad as what some Xbox Series X customers face in the United States where Amazon are suggesting the console might not arrive until the start of 2021.
We’re contacting you with an update regarding your order of Xbox Series X. We expect to ship your console in the coming weeks as we receive more inventory in November and December. At this time, we anticipate that you will receive your Xbox Series X by 12/31 or before. We are making every effort to get it to you as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience
Microsoft spokesperson gave the follwing statement to GamesIndustry.biz
We have seen overwhelming global demand from our fans for the next generation of Xbox and are working tirelessly with our retail partners to replenish Xbox hardware as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile over the UK, many people including myself and other TSA staff, are faced with prospect of having a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller and PS5 games, but no console to play them on, as Sony moved the release date of the games and accessories to today, but not the PS5 itself.
It seems many retailers have been surprised by the size and number of consoles they have top move, this seems ridiculous when pre-orders have been closed for weeks and warehouses have been full of consoles for days. The PlayStation 5 launch will be even bigger here in the UK where PlayStation has been the dominate console for quite a few years. Let’s hope Amazon UK and the other retailers have got their act together by next Thursday.
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