To stand a chance of buying one, customers need to queue at participating stores, where Best Buy employees will begin distributing tickets at 7.30am local time that morning.
Customers will be asked whether they want to purchase a PS5, PS5 Digital Edition or Xbox Series X, and those who receive a ticket will be guaranteed the opportunity to buy their chosen console once the store opens.
UPDATE: Large queues have started forming outside Best Buy stores across America as the retailer prepares to sell PS5 and Xbox Series X stock on Thursday.
PlayStation 5 September Showcase - Opening Sizzle
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Thursday’s console sale event was leaked earlier this week. According to internal inventory screens shared with TechRadar, some Best Buy stores are expected to have over 50 of each console available, with many more likely to be on sale at outlets in major metropolitan areas.
Sony claimed in July that PS5 had become its fastest selling console ever after topping 10 million sales globally.
Xbox Series X/S at retail
- Buy Xbox Series X at Amazon (US)
- Buy Xbox Series S at Amazon (US)
- Buy Xbox Series X at Walmart (US)
- Buy Xbox Series S at Walmart (US)
- Buy Xbox Series X/S at Best Buy (US)
The console reached the milestone in mid-July, about eight months after its November 2020 launch, and just under a month faster than the PS4 managed.
“The Xbox Series S and X are our fastest selling consoles ever with more consoles sold life to date than any previous generation,” said CEO Satya Nadella.