After months of anticipation, the PlayStation 5 has lastly gone on sale within the UK right now.
Unsurprisingly, many keen followers have scrambled to purchase the console, which went on sale within the US final week.
Nonetheless, a number of retailer web sites seem to have crashed amid the push to purchase the PlayStation 5.
Mirror On-line has been unable to entry the John Lewis, GAME or Tesco web sites this morning.
The John Lewis web site shows an error message, studying: “NO SIGNAL. We’re presently experiencing an issue. Whereas we work on fixing this, please attempt to refresh the web page or come again later.”
In the meantime, the GAME web site will not load in any respect, with a message merely studying: “This website cannot be reached.”
A number of pissed off clients have taken to Twitter to debate the web site outages.
One person stated: “john lewis are a shame. I had the ps5 in checkout earlier than they went down.”
One other wrote: “Absolute shambles. Tried a number of retailers and second it hit 9, each single one went down. Even had a console within the basket with John Lewis. Website lastly comes again up, out of inventory. Gadgets in your basket needs to be f***ing reserved you mugs.”
And one joked: “Curry’s, Recreation and John Lewis have carried out a completely wonderful job on ensuring they’ve absolutely the worst web sites ever.”
For individuals who have but to make a purchase order, there’s very restricted inventory obtainable on-line for the brand new console at main retailers like Amazon and John Lewis. So customers will must be very fast with a view to snap one up.
Amid the England lockdown, the PS5 shouldn’t be obtainable to buy in bodily shops.
Nonetheless, images from Liverpool point out that this hasn’t stopped some eager customers, with an enormous queue forming exterior GAME on Lord Avenue in Liverpool metropolis centre.
Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content material Communications, stated: “No items shall be obtainable in-store for buy on launch day (November 12 or November 19, relying in your area) – please don’t plan on tenting out or lining up at your native retailer on launch day in hopes of discovering a PS5 console for buy.
“Be protected, keep residence, and place your order on-line.
“Players who’ve pre-ordered for pick-up at their native retailer ought to nonetheless find a way to take action at their designated appointment time, underneath the retailer’s security protocols. Please verify the main points together with your native retailer.
“A particular thanks to our complete group in your continued help this yr. Right here’s to the subsequent era of gaming!”