US retailer Best Buy opened orders for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this Tuesday, with an early addition offering the latest opportunity to buy the coveted game consoles. It appears to be one of the last chances to purchase the devices for the holiday season as record demand worldwide shows shortages of supplies. Orders went live at 9 AM ET / 8 AM CT / 6 AM PT, exclusively online through the Best Buy website.
The addition included both versions of PS5, with the standard console priced at $ 499, while the disc-free Digital Edition console is aiming for a lower $ 399 suggested retail price. The Xbox Series X will also cost $ 499, while the affordable Xbox Series S will be the next- gen ships from just $ 299. Several bundles were also available, including accessories and games. But because the latest consoles are short, check out on the hour for any chance of success.
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When demand is high, Best Buy may show some issues during the order window.
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Microsoft is serving the next generation for less with its budget-friendly Xbox Series S. The console features the same powerful CPU and SSD technology as Xbox Series X, while scaling the GPU and removing the disc drive.
New PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks have hit the market in recent weeks, both through Sony and Microsoft itself, as well as through third-party stores such as Walmart and GameStop. But that hasn’t made them any easier to find, with new consoles notoriously difficult to buy amplified only by current world events. While the first round of pre-orders opened in September, the stock is expected to be released not until mid-2021, with Xbox CFO Tim Stuart recently hinting that Xbox shortages are expected until April.
The PS5 is Sony’s latest flagship console, while the Xbox Series X is an equally capable device from Microsoft. They both launch with the promise of 4K resolution gaming, coupled with support for up to 120 frames per second (FPS) for select titles. New features such as ray tracing and ultra-short loading times are also making their debut, which will become compelling devices in the coming years.
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