PlayStation fans rush as ‘10,000’ PS5 consoles available to pre-order on GAME

Thousands of Playstation 5 consoles are now in stock in a major high street chain.

GAME is said to have released around 10,000 PS5s which are available for pre-order on Thursday.

The release of the new batch, with the first drop after 9.30am, comes after weeks of being out of stock.

But fans are having to queue to get onto the website because of the huge demand, the Mirror reports.

There are currently estimated wait times of more than an hour, while shoppers who are able to order the next-gen console are limited to one.

PS5StockAlertUK, which tweets PlayStation fans with news of restocks, said on Wednesday an estimated 10,000 consoles would be released for pre-order.

The account tweeted: "Breaking: Scalper/bot company Flex Workshop has managed to purchase PS5 stock from GAME today around 9AM.

“This same incident occurred in January for Argos’s stock drop where a different bot company managed to pull orders before the retailer even went live.

"The good news is, I’ve been told GAME’s restock tomorrow will be around 10K consoles, where the bot company claims to pull a few hundred, which still leaves more than 90% of the stock to us people.

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“I’ll keep you updated when further news arrives."

It later wrote on Thursday: "If GAME decides to drop stock bit by bit, I’ll keep posting the alert message each time they drop."

Thousands of fans are still desperate to get their hands on a PS5, which was first launched last November.

Many retailers have sold out in minutes when new stock becomes available, as the drops have not been enough to satisfy the overwhelming demand.

But Sony has warned it has been unable to increase production due to shortages of components.

GAME has told customers they can expect their consoles to be shipped later this month.

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