STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Still no luck securing a next generation gaming console?
Shoppers are setting browser-based restock alerts and receiving push notifications from various Twitter accounts just to have a shot at the new tech.
Unfortunately, the overwhelming demand has led nearly every retailer to sell out of the systems within minutes of restocking, making it increasingly difficult for the average consumer to get their hands on one.
Thankfully, some stores, like GameStop, have guaranteed that a select number of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be available for in-store purchase on Black Friday.
But how many will they have in stock? And when should you get there to make sure you get one?
That’s where things get a bit more interesting.
The iconic video game chain has said that each GameStop location will have at least two PS5 consoles and two Xbox Series X consoles in stock on Black Friday, meaning supplies could be incredibly limited at each GameStop store.
All GameStop locations will open at 7 a.m. local time on Black Friday.
However, with such a low number of guaranteed consoles, it’s likely that prospective buyers would need to arrive well before the 7 a.m. opening to secure a spot in line that would net them a next-gen console.
With how difficult it has been for some to get their hands on the new consoles, it’s realistic to think that shoppers could potentially camp out in front of the store the night before, as we’ve seen in the past with the release of previous gaming systems.
If you do plan on waiting outside a GameStop for hours in hopes of snagging a PS5 or Xbox Series X, make sure you dress warm, wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.
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