Next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be a hot commodity this holiday season if pre-order status is any indication. Launch day editions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have long since been sold out at Amazon and the same is now true at a number of major retailers as well.
Just yesterday, GameStop stopped taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 4. The company’s website now shows the release day model as out of stock with the next batch not expected in stock until December 31. Today brings word that Best Buy is now sold out of pre-orders for the Xbox One. Some brick and mortar stores said they would reopen pre-orders if more inventory is added ahead of launch but don’t count on it.
The good news for prospective buyers is that there are still launch day consoles available from both Microsoft and Sony if you know where to look and in some instances, are alright with throwing down a bit more cheddar for a system bundle.
As of writing, the Xbox One launch day edition is still available at GameStop starting at $499. Pricing jumps up to $559 for bundles that include titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Dead Rising 3, Madden NFL 25 and Forza 5.
Alternately, the PlayStation 4 is still available with a guaranteed release date of November 30 at Best Buy for $399. Naturally, we have no way of knowing how many consoles are left at each retailer so if you are interested in either one, now’s the time to get your pre-order in before they are all spoken for.