Playstation 5 launch turns to chaos


Alicia Goff

With the Christmas season coming up, companies have been taking the opportunity to release new products. Sony is one of those companies. Since the PlayStation 5 was announced people have been waiting in anticipation for Nov. 12 to come. 
The system is accompanied with games such as, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Horizon Forbidden West and much more. Along with the games, Sony released accompanying accessories such as DuelSense wireless controllers, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, a Media remote and a HD camera. 
Due to the pandemic, it was announced that all consoles would be sold online only and once the system was released buyers rushed to sites such as Walmart, Target, BestBuy and gamestop to try and get their hands on one. Walmart, unlike many of the other companies selling the product, had released their launch and restock times prior to the drop. This resulted in Walmart’s website crashing within seconds of the release leaving buyers furious.
To add to the crashes; Walmart along with Best Buy and Target were experiencing glitches on their sites. Many customers complained that their consoles were being booted out of carts or that they were unable to add to their cart and received error messages saying “Due to high demand we’re having everyone go through one more step before it can be added.” This was followed by the site glitching and putting them back onto the same page. 
For customers still looking for a console, there will be more opportunities to order one on throughout the holiday season,” Bestbuy said.
Despite all the problems that buyers have faced during this release many are still hopeful and those who were fortunate enough to get their hands on a console look forward to the coming days of gaming and experiencing all the features that the PlayStation 5 has to offer.