It’s been a tough time to find a PS5, but there’s a bit of hope on the horizon. While Sony’s next console pre-orders have been sold out for weeks, we still expect some consoles on store shelves on launch day.
Now, we have confirmation – at least from Target. If you want courage in front of a hungry crowd until November 12, you can find a PS5. If past console launches are any indication, though, the number of rows will be limited, so use it at your disposal.
The information comes from Target̵7;s official Twitter account. One user named @packbeater (in a deleted tweet) asked when the famous retailer would have a PS5 for sale. The answer is quite simple: “Available in store as of December 11, 2020.”
Yes, available at store 11/12/2020. October 13, 2020
The additional answers continue to provide more clear information. While control panels will be available in-store, customers won’t be able to simply come and pick one. Instead, they will have to buy the console online, then choose to pick up in-store.
It’s not clear whether Target will sell additional consoles for home delivery, but it seems this is out of the question. Either way, the company can’t confirm a time when the consoles will be on sale, so if you want one, it’s best to just launch the page on Thursday morning and refresh it. regularly.
There’s little good news for courageous bookshelf hunters, but only a little: As the wave of initial orders subsides, Target will sell any of the remaining consoles directly on the shelf. I do not need to order online. If history shows any signs, this probably won’t happen until mid-December or even late January, but it’s probably good to know when the holidays come closer. If you can’t find the PS5 online at all, you can always go to Goals and hope for the best.
However, say like someone who has done the console boot-up dance over and over again, it’s not really worth your time obsessively hunting for a system on launch day. The best case scenario is that you find someone after a lot of stress; Worst case scenario is you are defeated and exhausted to go home. If you have a PS4, you’ll be able to play the majority of titles that launch on the PS5 – and if not, a lot of the biggest fall releases will also be available on Xbox One and PC. By January, the PS5 will likely be much easier to find, and you can pick one for your free time – no need to refresh web pages or drag around empty electronics.
However, if you want a PS5 and have Target nearby, you shouldn’t open up the Target website on November 12, refresh it a few times, and see what you get. The odds are not great, but someone will succeed; Why not you?