It’s been a crazy couple of years, thanks to this worldwide health pandemic outbreak. Covid-19 has made quite a few issues for us to deal with outside of just health issues. This has put a struggle across the board, including product stock. If you’re after electronics this year, you might be in a real mess. There’s been plenty of short stock supplies due to the lack of chips. Included in that mix are video game consoles.
2020 was the year that both Sony and Microsoft aimed to launch their next-generation console platforms. Of course, none of us were expecting a worldwide pandemic. Despite the quarantine orders and shutdowns, both companies were able to bring their platforms out on time. With any console platform release, there’s a strong buzz and quick purchase of stock. However, this typically dies down a bit, and if things were normal right now, we would see stock in stores. Unfortunately, there is still a struggle getting units out to meet the demands.
As a result, restocks are highly sought after online. Retailers like Walmart try to hold the stock long enough to give consumers a chance to purchase a unit. Now we just came out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both were big days for holiday shopping sprees, and as you can imagine, several retailers had stock for these latest consoles. If you happened to purchase a PlayStation 5 at Walmart during Cyber Monday, it might not be very reassuring to see your item has yet to ship.
This is not a glitch. Apparently, it looks like there are some delays with the stock and getting them out to customers. We’re not sure just how long this will be, but according to a report by Comic Book, the customer service representative claims that these units will be delayed by a couple of days. So, fortunately, it doesn’t look like any cancellations are going on right now. Likewise, it should mean that units are arriving in time before Christmas arrives.