Well this is going swimmingly, now Walmart Canada are delaying PS5 deliveries

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.

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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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10 Comments

  1. Even weirder than controllers and games being shipped a week before the PS5 launches, you can actually buy the PS5 games on the terrible new PlayStation Store already.

    And for anyone who isn’t getting a PS5 just yet but has PS+, Bugsnax is there and you can add it to your library already. That “PlayStation Plus Collection” thing unfortunately doesn’t seem to work the same way. Not showing up as free on the store.

    • Unfortunately, these gits have blocked the old app version from displaying PS5 games. My wishlist is still there and I can still buy these games, but PS Plus and PS5 games don’t display any longer. Have to be careful not to miss Plus games now, that they’ve deliberately broken this. So much about backwards compatibility with Sony.

      • Update the app then? Or is there some reason you can’t?

        There’s always the web version as an option as well. Everything shows up there, even if the whole thing is a mess.

    • If I update, my wishlist would be gone..!
      As apps usually get worse over time, I tend to avoid regular updates, but I know, in t u is case I will have to update at some point. Hope it’ll still work at all, without Gapps.

      • You should be able to open the wishlist from the app into your browser using the menu button. That’s what I did before the app updated and I still have it open in my browser. You’ll then just got to make sure you don’t close your browser or, if you do, that you have it set to keep your tabs.

      • Thanks for the tip, but I cannot login into any Sony account on my mobile browser, I always get error messages…

  2. Am super excited..! I just got an invitation from my shop to pick up… the PS5 remote control… 🤣

    But I just realised I’ll be busy working all day on the 19th, might not even be able to pick up the console on launch day – what a shame…!

  3. I’ve had my accessories and games delivered this morning, it’s a shame they didn’t accidentally put a console in the box too! At least I know I’ve got them and don’t have to worry about them being lost in transit, and I’ve gosome ‘modern art to look at for the next seven days.

  4. It’s surprising that retailers don’t realize that the fifty people (or whatever number) that paid for a product are actually going to want that product when it is available. How are they caught off guard by things like this? Anyone have any experience with these workplace environments?

  5. So did they allow more preorders than they were allocated or is it a supply chain issue?

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