popcart popcartNovember 7, 2020

How to Find the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S In Stock

Two legacy gaming console brands, Microsoft and Sony, are both on the brink of releasing new consoles – a feat that’s been several years in the making. Not only will these be flying off the shelves at record speed, but their availability will certainly ebb and flow in the weeks succeeding their official launches. The Xbox Series X|S makes its worldwide debut on November 10th.  The PS5 release date in North America, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan is on November 12th, and the rest of the world will be gifted with the launch of the PlayStation 5 on November 19th.

At this juncture in time, it’s safe to assume that pre-orders are completely sold out. While there’s always the minute possibility that some magical new stock will crop up in the weeks preceding the launch, it’s much more likely to snag one of these next-gen consoles on or after the day they officially hit the market. 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one or you have your heart set on snagging one of these puppies for your own gaming adventures, the question remains, how can I find the PS5 and Xbox in stock?

How to Find PS5 and Xbox X|S In Stock

In Stock PS5 or Xbox Consoles

Speaking to Reuters, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan said, “The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been very, very considerable. It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one.” Ryan continued to share that the company is working as hard as ever to make sure they’re manufacturing enough stock to satisfy year-end shopping demand. In the first 12 hours of pre-sale, Sony sold as many PS5 consoles in the U.S. as they did in the first 12 weeks of its predecessor, PlayStation 4, hitting the market. 

Speaking to the launch of its next-gen consoles, Microsoft has discussed the availability of more stock on November 10th. We’ve also found several tweets from Target announcing additional PS5 stock on launch day as well. Walmart has announced varied stock releases throughout the day. 

Expect shortages. Expect few in-store. Expect inventory constraints.

Genius Alerts for In Stock Xbox & PS5 Devices

How do you beat the crowds on launch day? Popcart has simplified the process by devising our ultimate buying guide for both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X and Series S releases. Instead of summoning your inner Sherlock Holmes and scouring the internet with your mouse hovered over the refresh button on a dozen open tabs, all you have to do is bookmark Popcart’s where-to-buy guides. There, you can install the Popcart browser extension with one click and activate the “back in stock” genius alerts that scan for inventory around the clock. That means you will receive a notification and be the first in line as soon as the gaming device you’re looking for is back in stock. 

Not only are we entering the holiday shopping season, but with the Xbox release date and PS5 release date quickly approaching, buyers need a smarter way to shop. While we can’t press pause on all the hype surrounding these new gaming consoles, we can provide round-the-clock information on where and when these devices become available. Stay tuned, gaming community, you’ll be wrapping your fingers around a new controller in no time!

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