Best Buy restocks PS5, Xbox but are sold out within minutes
February 27, 2021
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Desperate gamers saw a glimmer of hope on Friday, but it was quickly dashed by a digital stampede.
Microsoft's new Xbox and Sony's PS5 video game consoles have both been out of stock essentially since they debuted last November. Anticipation for console upgrades coupled with the coronavirus pandemic spurring a boom in gaming created the shortage and a social media network keeping gamers posted on who may be selling the boxes.
Word circulated quickly Friday about Best Buy restocking the next-gen consoles, but they were both gone as quickly as they came.
According to Tech Radar Sony's PS5 sold out in 29 minutes. CNET reported that Microsoft's Xbox also sold out. CNET posted that Best Buy had inventory for the units at around 12:30 pm ET, but within an hour a check of the Best Buy website revealed both consoles were sold out.
A Microsoft spokesperson said the company is seeing "overwhelming global demand" for the new console.