Players throughout Dundee and Angus have been left disillusioned this week after a much-anticipated console bought out in simply minutes.
The PlayStation Five, the latest gaming consoles by Sony, hit the cabinets and on-line shops on Thursday.
However inside minutes they’d bought out in all shops throughout the nation, leaving keen avid gamers throughout Tayside and the remainder of the nation disillusioned, with many children’ Christmas items hanging within the steadiness.
The Ps 5, which Sony has touted as “new period for gaming”, permits gamers to expertise their favorite video games in 4K decision.
It additionally boasts sooner loading occasions than it’s predecessor the PS4, in addition to common gameplay enhancements and improved graphics.
On-line superstores reminiscent of Argos, Amazon and John Lewis have all now listed the PS5 as “out of inventory”, whereas different retailers reminiscent of Currys PC World have been compelled to push again their launch of the product solely.
Retailers throughout Dundee additionally bought out of the product swiftly, with cabinets in shops reminiscent of Tesco and Sport being emptied quick.
Some impartial sellers, who bought the product early and need to flip a revenue, are actually trying to flog the consoles on eBay for as much as £2,000.
It comes only a week after Sony’s competitor Microsoft launched their very own console, the Xbox Collection X, which had related excessive demand.
Jack Forsyth, 18, claims that he and his mates have had bother getting their arms on both of the leisure methods.
He mentioned: “My good friend was making an attempt to get the Xbox I believe, however he mentioned that each one the shops immediately bought out when he was in search of it.
“He thinks that it is perhaps individuals utilizing bots, pretend accounts, to get the methods earlier than different individuals can in order that they will resell them.
“I’m not even making an attempt to get one proper now, the dearth of availability has made me suppose that it’s not even actually price it.”
Dad and mom trying to purchase a present for his or her kids have additionally had bother getting their arms on both console.
One Dundee mum, who hopes to shock her son with a PlayStation on Christmas morning, mentioned: “I waited up till midnight and tried to get one, the PS5, however as quickly as I regarded they have been gone.
“I checked a great deal of completely different web sites nevertheless it appeared like they have been gone in every single place.
“I heard that they have been releasing it at 9am on Currys PC World nevertheless it wasn’t there both.”
In a press release issued to the Tele Currys PC World mentioned: “We presently don’t have any extra inventory on-line or in-stores.
“We hope to have extra inventory accessible within the lead as much as Christmas. We’ll present updates on-line nevertheless please maintain checking our web site too.”
In the meantime, a spokeswoman for Argos mentioned: “It’s clear clients can’t wait to get their arms on the brand new consoles. Pre-orders went stay on our web site final month and are actually bought out.
“We’re sorry for any disappointment this may increasingly trigger and are encouraging clients to examine again recurrently for updates on extra inventory.”
Sport, Tesco and Cex have additionally been contacted for remark.