UK retailer Game will reportedly be selling PlayStation 5 consoles online on Thursday morning.
According to PS5 Stock UK, which has a strong track record on the subject, Game is planning to make 8,000-10,000 units available for sale today, at some point between 9am and 11am.
If you visit Game’s website once the consoles are available, you can expect to join a queue for a chance to pre-order a PS5 which will be shipped between July 27 and August 2 depending on the chosen delivery method.
If you get to the front of the queue while stock is still available, you’ll have 30 minutes to complete your order and it will be limited to one per customer.
Sony has reportedly told analysts that it expects PS5 consoles to be in short supply until 2021.
“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” CFO Hiroki Totoki said at an analyst briefing in May, according to Bloomberg.
Publicly PlayStation is offering a more hopeful outlook on PS5 supply. “We’re working as hard as we can to ameliorate that situation,” PlayStation boss Jim Ryan also told Wired in May.
“We see production ramping up over the summer and certainly into the second half of the year, and we would hope to see some sort of return to normality in terms of the balance between supply and demand during that period.”
Sony is seemingly in the process of rolling out its first revision of the PS5 hardware.
A new version of the PS5 Digital Edition console detailed in an official Sony product manual shows that an updated hardware model (CFI-1100B) weighs 3.6kg, which is 300g less than the launch version (CFI-1000B).
Sony launched its PlayStation Store Summer Sale on Wednesday, featuring savings on thousands of games, according to the firm.
Of note, four of Sony’s first-party PS5 games are discounted. They are Demon’s Souls, Returnal, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure (the last two are also available on PS4).
The promotion runs until 11.59pm local time on August 18, although some titles will leave the sale on August 4.