Rumour: GAME may have some PS5 consoles on sale today

Numerous tipsters are reporting that GAME will have some PlayStation 5 stock available today, sometime after 8am. GAME have recently updated their website with new PS5 bundles with delivery dates of 8th March 2021.  You can try your luck using the link below.

UPDATE: Apparently if you hit the pre-order button you can get in the queue early. However, finding the consoles before they are officially out is a bit of a faff but I found a couple of bundles you can find them here.  There’s some more here, both are for digital,  and here are links to disc based console pre-orders. Try searching on GAME for “PlayStation 5” and “Additional Dualsense” ,”Miles Morales”, “Gameware”, “Camera”, that sort of than and you should get some results.

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Scalpers have been grabbing consoles before people can buy them and apparently everyone is horrible and mean and we shouldn’t be writing about how they are the scum of the universe, all the scalpers are doing is providing a legitimate and much needed service.

“There seems to be A LOT of bad press on this incredibly valuable industry and I do not feel that it is justified, all we are acting as is a middleman for limited quantity items,” said Jordan from scalping advisory group The Lab, in conversation with Forbes.

“Essentially every business resells their products. Tesco, for example, buys milk from farmers for 26p or so per litre and sells it on for upwards of 70p per litre. No one ever seems to complain to the extent as they are currently doing towards ourselves.”

A debate surrounding the act of scalping – and, more crucially, the use of bots to automatically order consoles and other expensive tech – has been called for by a number of UK Members of Parliament (MPs).

In a nutshell, they wish to block “the resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price”, to “[deny] unscrupulous vendors the chance to make themselves vast profits at the expense of genuine gamers and computer users, while also deterring fraudulent cybercriminal activity,” reports VGC.

In their motion, these MPs also wish to outlaw the use of automated bots which have been employed by individual scalpers and syndicates to jump retail queues. They propose legislation that mimics that surrounding the resale of concert and event tickets.

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2 Comments

  1. Last time Game had stock, they apparently logged everyone out at 9am and you had to go back in a queue to log in again before getting in a queue to buy one. Best plan with Game seems to be to not log in and use the guest checkout option instead.

    Also keep an eye on https://twitter.com/Ps5Instant as whoever that is seems to know what’s going on and even has a live YouTube stream checking stock everywhere. If you know roughly when the stock will appear, and you’ve got that YouTube stream running, and you get lucky, you might get one. It worked for me with Amazon last week.

  2. Two colleagues have separately managed to get a unit from Smyths, one yesterday and one a couple of weeks ago, so that might be somewhere people want to try?

    Next time around, I suggest trying signing up for register interests, and retailers accepting pre orders before the ‘official pre-orders’ – the latter is how I got PS4 and PS5 day one and stress free. I used ShopTo but there were others I believe

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