The pre-orders of the new generation of consoles have become so complicated that they annoy gamers. So what’s the reason for all this confusion, the confusion of the bazaar and the market, in plain words?
Gamers have been waiting a long time for the next generation of consoles and the new features that will come with these consoles. By the way, it was known that there would be a high demand for consoles once the pre-orders started. Therefore, everyone was aware that problems could arise. Yet no one expected such chaos.
Unannounced sales, claims of massive purchases, black market control systems turning into a fiasco… This interesting confusion caused by two veteran giants like Microsoft and Sony seems to be long remembered. Why did this happen?
The first fiasco occurred in Sony’s PlayStation 5 sales. Pre-orders for the console started earlier than expected. The sale, which starts on September 17, is scheduled to begin on September 16 with almost no announcement. Within minutes, both versions of the console were widely sold.
Sony later apologized, stating that “the process could be much smoother” (looks like you’re saying “No, honey?”). Let’s hope Sony is right in this regard, as some sellers have already sold all of their shares before 2020.
“Don’t worry, you’ll soon know exactly when pre-orders will start,” Microsoft said immediately. Our ancestors said your neighbor is being laughed at. They were the ones who were right.
That’s “Xbox Something X”, that’s “Xbox Something X”
While Microsoft officials faced rivals nurtured by opportunity retailers, their own lives suffered for the same reason. Two of the biggest names among those sellers, Amazon and Best Buy, didn’t open the products to order when it came time to book. Many people who reportedly couldn’t see the Xbox Series X ordered the Xbox One X and said, “I guess.”
GameStop, on the other hand, made a well-intentioned but not thoughtful application. The company gave the players a pre-order tracking number and announced that those who left the line or refreshed the page would return to the end of the list. In theory, this well-intentioned practice caused people to be in the dark and unable to buy a console if the queue wasn’t limited.
Console Wars: Attack of the Bots
Another claim here was that before people could touch the consoles, black marketers collected PS5 and Xbox Series Xs much faster using different bots. These boots were reportedly ordered before people could even write what they wanted.
Both companies will replenish stocks. In the meantime, will prevent users from facing such problems in the future and will not rush and give no premium to the black market.