As well as being limited to selected stores, PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles will only be available to GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro members.
UPDATE 23/12/21 at 4.53am PT / 7.53am ET: PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are also being sold online at Target today.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Priced at $14.99 / $19.99 annually depending on the chosen package, GameStop Pro membership provides users with loyalty rewards, extra trade in credit, a Game Informer subscription, and access to exclusive offers and events.
US-based consumers hoping to purchase a PS5 console can also register their interest directly with Sony for a chance to do so. The company is making a limited number of PS5 consoles available for customers to purchase directly from PlayStation this holiday season.
Sony recently announced plans to release official coloured faceplates for PS5. Its range of ‘console covers’ will start rolling out in January 2022 and will come in five separate colours, designed to match those of current and upcoming DualSense controllers.
Before the covers launch, Sony will release three new DualSense colours – Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple. These controllers will launch globally starting in January 2022.
The controllers will then be followed by the release of the console covers, with Midnight Black and Cosmic Red arriving in January.
The Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple console covers will be released later in the year, during the first half of 2022.