The PS5 is gone again – online shops cancel pre-orders

After the turbulent pre-orders for the PlayStation 5, many gamers should have been overjoyed to have got hold of one of the coveted consoles. Now some of the buyers are reporting sudden cancellations in various online shops.

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Hundreds of PS5 pre-orders canceled

Apparently there is now cause for annoyance for some pre-orderers of the PS5. Loud Games economy have different Online stores, including Conrad Electronics, Cyberport and Otto accepted Pre-orders now canceled and refund the prepayments to buyers accordingly.

The reason for this is Pre-orders stopped too late and as a result, more PS5 consoles have been sold than are actually available. Annoying for the pre-orderers involved. The affected buyers were not informed by email in all shops, but the Status in the customer account revealed the mishap with "Canceled or no longer available."

As available alternatives if the Nintendo Switch and PS4 had been offered, little consolation for the long-awaited pre-order of the upcoming console. If you have placed a pre-order for the PlayStation 5 in one of the online shops in question, make sure you are not affected by it.

Conrad speaks of delivery problems

Conrad commented on the cancellations of the PS5 in a request and speaks of Delivery difficulties due to the enormous demand the player. The aforementioned pre-orders were primarily due to technical difficulties. A communication error between the ordering system and the online shop is the exact cause. This enabled orders to be accepted, although Sony could not deliver the consoles in the promised period.

Not only online retail is affected by these cancellations, also in local shops have such been observed. GamesWirtschaft wants to further check whether these are just individual cases or whether these problems exist nationwide. If you are still looking for available consoles, we recommend our practical article about pre-ordering the PS5.

In the case of pre-ordering the PS5, such technical difficulties are more than annoying, but there are a number of examples where error pages on the Internet can be very funny:

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The chaos of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 still seems to continue. Canceled purchases are more than annoying for those affected. But another round of pre-orders should take place soon, according to Sony, maybe they will have more luck with this attempt.

Mandy Strut
Mandy Strebe, GIGA expert for streaming, Twitch and YouTube, indie games and DayZ.

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