Shoppers that are still looking for a PS4 in stock online or at a local store will want to get to Best Buy early Sunday morning as the retailer promises to have the PS4 and Xbox One in stock in limited quantities when the store opens.
The new Best Buy ad shows a PS4 in stock and an Xbox One in stock in limited quantities and our call to a local Best Buy confirms that the store will have limited quantities of the PS4 and Xbox One on Sunday December 8th. A CAG forum member shares other information about the deal.
Like with other major launches, Best Buy will hand out wristbands or tickets to keep the crowds in line and make sure those who are first actually get a console. The Best Buy locations do not appear to be opening early, so doors will likely open at 10 AM for most shoppers.
Best Buy is likely saving any shipments that come in this week for Sunday morning, so with this information there is no reason to check Best Buy this week for a lucky find.
It is still hard to find a Xbox One or PS4 in stock, and after the Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals it will be hit or miss for finding one of these consoles before Christmas.
Several stores offered the PS4 and Xbox One for sale online this week, many choosing to offer a bundle and all of them selling out quickly. Even the Microsoft store and Sony stores are out of stock online. There is a better chance of walking into a Sony Store and finding a PS4 in stock than at other retailers. The same goes for getting an Xbox One in stock at a Microsoft store. Unfortunately, there are not that many of these stores across the U.S.
In San Francisco we were able to purchase a Xbox One and a PS4 from the Microsoft and Sony stores earlier this week, and both still had many of them in stock. Some Sony stores may only sell the PS4 with a bundle that includes a second controller and a game like Knack or Killzone Shadow Fall.
Microsoft is embracing online stock trackers which will help gamers find a Xbox One in stock for the holidays, and while Sony isn’t publicly shouting about the feature there are also many sites that look for a PS4 in stock and can send an alert when one is available online. Use Now in Stock to get a text alert when there is an online store with a Xbox One or PS4 in stock.
Click the Free alerts option in the upper right of the tracking area to sign up.
Even when one is available, both consoles tend to sell out online within about 15-30 minutes, so heading to Best Buy may be the easiest way to get a PS4 or Xbox One this year.