If you don’t already have a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X pre-ordered by now, you probably have to just accept the fact that you’re not getting one on launch day. That’s the unfortunate reality of new-gen fever. Maybe — if you’re quick and lucky and punctual and seriously very lucky — you can get one shortly thereafter.
Best Buy has released its Black Friday deals, and the paper ad spills the beans on an upcoming restock for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Limited quantities will be made available online.
Now here’s the tricky part: It doesn’t say when the “Out of Stock” button gets its Cinderella moment and turns into an “Add to Cart” button. It’s a Black Friday deal and it’s in the flier that’s going in Thanksgiving Day newspapers. You have to think it’s sometime actually on Black Friday. Still, we don’t know the exact time, and that’s a very crucial detail considering the inventory will last minutes at most.
All hope isn’t quite yet lost when it comes to getting a next-gen console before 2020’s over. You’ll just need to be extremely diligent. Sending good vibes your way that you’re lucky enough to get to that “Add to Cart” button before it turns back into a pumpkin.
2020 Black Friday newspaper ad [Best Buy]