According to those who queued up online, the Game UK site crashed after reaching the checkout, leaving many unable to complete their purchase.
The good news is that this bug was fixed, and some customers did manage to secure PS5 stock today following hours of waiting.
One user reported on Twitter: “I literally waited in the queue since 9.45am, opened multiple new queues due to your tweets but kept my original one, anyhow after many hours of patience I finally got through around 14.30, and yeah I managed to buy a ps5 with two games.
“This was the third attempt at Game, Argos and Very. Not going to play PS5 “whackamole” any more. So I will just wait until things open up again in shops. Waste of my time and energy. At least I had no stress this time as I knew what would happen.”
As mentioned above, there are many PS5 shoppers who have been hunting stock since the start of 2021 and are still without success.
And more stock updates are reportedly coming to the UK in March, which could offer more chances.
Stock tracker account PS5 Instant shared the latest news during the Game drop, telling shoppers that more could be coming this week.
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Meanwhile, John Lewis could be another UK retailer to restock the PS5 between March 8 and March 12.
A message from PS5 Instant explains: “Currys was just updating their PS5 page so it looks promising. AO, ShopTo and John Lewis should drop next week. Smyths rumoured towards the end of week but not confirmed.”
While stock tracker accounts are a good way of staying up to date with the latest news, there are usually a few surprise drops too.
And while PS5 stock drops are currently dominating gaming news in the UK, Sony has been busy on other projects.
A total of six new PlayStation VR projects were announced today, following news that a new virtual reality headset is being worked on for the PlayStation 5.
According to Sony, “Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset.”
The PlayStation VR 2 will bring greater immersion as well as improved connection options, as it will use a single cord to help simplify setup and improve ease-of-use.
The only downside is that Sony has confirmed that the new PSVR headset will not be hitting shelves during 2021.