Following Best Buy’s in-store PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X event, GameStop has announced an in-store “PS5 bundle event” scheduled for September 30th in select stores across Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and New York City.
No further details have been announced. However, if we’ve learned anything from the recent Best Buy event, expect long lines wrapping around several blocks, with people camping outside starting midnight.
Here are just some of the scenes folks on Twitter witnessed earlier this week:
— Rinpiass (@Rinpiass) September 23, 2021
Best Buy stores around New York.
(In case you missed it, Best Buy is dropping the PS5s in-stores on 23rd Sep, starting 7:30 am local time. More details here https://t.co/PEOclEHD5Y)
— PS5 Restocks, Xbox, GPUs – Spiel Times (@spieltimes) September 23, 2021
— Thomas DuRoss (@ThomasDuross) September 23, 2021
New York Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/HNtD16zgOF
— NewYorkNewYork (@BertoGamer22) September 23, 2021
10 deep College Station pic.twitter.com/E5WyXF2AgB
— Gabriel Ramirez (@AggieAg03) September 23, 2021
Out here pic.twitter.com/yRV6AUm4zU
— Snipe (@DmoyC) September 23, 2021
You get the picture.
On a positive note, it seems that retailers are starting to receive new stock ahead of the holiday season, and are beginning to host in-store events. Up until now, the ongoing pandemic stalled retailers’ efforts to sell new consoles within their premises, leaving players frustrated as they battled bots and scalpers to online sales.
For now, you’ve got to choose between lining up with hundreds of people and trying your luck online.