As soon as Sony confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console was going to arrive in November, Amazon has warned its customers that they might not get their console on time due to an incredible demand.
The company has sent out emails to many who preordered a PS5 — both the regular and digital edition — advising that shipments might not arrive in time, The Verge reported on Friday.
“We are contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 to let you know in advance that you may not receive this 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,” the email said.
When PS5 pre-orders went live, Walmart customers found some of their orders were canceled, but in Amazon’s case, these PS5 pre-orders are still valid but those who ordered from Amazon may not receive a system on launch day.
The digital edition of the console will cost $399.99, while the standard one is priced at $499.99.
The PlayStation 5 is set to hit on November 12 in the US and the rest of the world on November 19.
Microsoft has announced that the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S will go live at 9 a.m. on September 22.
India is one of the 37 countries where the new Xbox Series family will be up for pre-order in addition to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“As we look ahead to the next generation of gaming on Xbox, we’re offering even more flexibility when it comes to jumping in or upgrading to our new consoles. You can get Xbox Series X and Series S for Rs 49,990 and Rs 34,990, respectively,” the company said in a statement.
Both Series X and Series S will be available on Amazon, Flipkart and Reliance Digital’s online store.
No offline stores have been announced.
In the US, pre-orders will go live on September 22 at 8 a.m. on the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg and other participating retailers.
In Canada, pre-orders will also go live at the same time that day on Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source and other participating retailers.
In select markets, both Xbox Series X and Series S are available under a subscription programme “Xbox All Access” which bundles the consoles with the Xbox Game Pass membership.