GameStop announced it will have a limited number of PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S consoles in stock today, along with some Nintendo Switch console bundles if you've given up on trying to nab a next-gen console.
Unfortunately, scalpers buying next-gen consoles in bulk (in particularly the PS5) hasn't stopped even months after the big launch. Probably why GameStop announced in a tweet encouraging potential buyers to turn on post notifications once they have them in stock
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❗Heads up❗-- A limited number of PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, AND Nintendo Switch console bundles will be available tomorrow on https://t.co/CYyCoH1dWE. We’ll let you know when they're live, but you might want to turn on post notifications so you don’t miss out! pic.twitter.com/tC3dUBDbKlJanuary 20, 2021
GameStop's next-gen console restock will only be available for those in North America, so keep your eye on the money over at gamestop.com.
There is no word if GameStop has security measures in place to stop potential scalpers from buying up all the stock, unlike Game who has, "strong measures in place to help ensure that our ‘1 per customer’ statement is maintained to allow for as many individual customers to successfully purchase as possible."
That being said, there's no end in sight for scalpers to stop, as Microsoft has even stated that supply shortages could go on until April, 2021. Yikes. Regardless, it means that buyers will have to be quick to click once stocks come in for the foreseeable future. Who knows, the constant stock shortages could mean other gaming means, including cloud gaming, could see a spike.
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Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.