PS5 And Xbox Series X Won’t Be In Best Buy Stores Until 2021

We’re just days away from the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but unless you’ve already preordered the next-gen console of your choice, don’t count on being able to purchase it at Best Buy in the near future. In a blog post today, Best Buy confirmed it will not have the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S in retail stores on launch day or during the holidays. Instead, the consoles could be restocked on, but Best Buy gave no indication of when that might be.

“If you haven’t preordered a new console yet, you still might be able to get your hands on one–but only on,” Best Buy representative Katie Huggins wrote in the blog post. “While our stores won’t have devices for purchase on launch day or throughout the holiday season, keep an eye on, where they’ll be available for purchase as soon as we have them available.”

This statement means it’s now unclear whether Best Buy will have the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S available online during Black Friday as previously reported. Best Buy’s Black Friday 2020 ad shows both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and advertises them as being available online-only in limited quantities, and their inclusion in the ad implies they’ll be available during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale, which the retailer has still not shared start dates and times for.

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