Retailers are having trouble filling the demand from ravenous gamers wanting to get hold of a PlayStation 5 on launch day.
Video games have seen a huge boom during lockdown and the launch of a next-gen game console is apparently too much for some websites to handle.
Reports are emerging that the likes of Tesco, GAME and John Lewis are all suffering as would-be PS5 gamers try desperately to hand over hundreds of pounds for the new system.
Due to lockdown, gamers are forced to shop for the new console online rather than heading down to the shops to get one.
Metro.co.uk tried to access John Lewis’ website for ourselves, only to find the website inaccessible and a ‘no signal’ holding page up instead.
It seems like we weren’t the only ones…
At the time of writing, other websites – such as Argos, GAME and Amazon are live, but the amount of PS5 stock available is dwindling.
GAME actually sent out an email last night to customers saying their pre-ordered PS5s may not even arrive after all.
‘Due to the volume of PlayStation 5s in the UK market and the size of the product, the launch has led to UK wide delivery challenges for all retailers and couriers,’ reads the email.
‘Our aim has always been to ensure that as many orders arrive on time for release day as possible, therefore we have had to secure multiple couriers to help try to achieve this.
‘However, for reasons beyond the control of GAME, Yodel have informed us today (18th November) that not all orders due to be delivered by them will be delivered on release day. This is due to capacity issues in their delivery network and may mean that your tracking information is not fully updated until Friday.’
If you are one of the lucky ones able to actually secure a PS5, then we salute you.