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Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 Orders Are Seeing Last Minute Delays

Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 Orders Are Seeing Last Minute Delays

By Ambia Staley

This week is a big week in gaming, as the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5 are finally hitting store shelves. However, gamers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on their consoles as shipping delays are being reported for both systems.

Whether it's due to the overwhelming demand for the consoles, the continuing problems with COVID-19 ,or a combination of factors, customers who successfully managed to purchase the Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 are running into last minute delays.

Some Canadians who have ordered an Xbox Series X or Series S directly from Microsoft have been running into an issue that was showing their console sitting at a FedEx facility in Memphis, Tennessee for days, while those who ordered via Amazon are being told that consoles could arrive as late as December due to high demand.

Many who pre-ordered the PlayStation 5 aren't faring much better, as Walmart Canada posted just hours before the system's release that orders could be delayed 2 to 3 days due to the demand.

If you're currently waiting on a new console and unsure about who you can contact for help, we've listed some quick links for each retailer's customer support below to help get you started.

Be sure to have your order number (or shipping number if applicable) on hand before contacting support to help the the support person find your order quickly.

Have you managed to get your Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5? Are you experiencing delays? Let us know in the comments!

39 Comments

    • Anyone hear anything about shoppers preorder? Guessing they are going to do one later as they did with the ps5?
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    • +1 for the compilation of information

      Now...onto the speculation, complaints, arguments and FOMO!!!
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    • Fingers crossed that bots/scalpers don't ruin it for us
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    • Can someone order retailers from fastest to slowest in terms of actual delivery when consoles arrive on Nov 10th.

      From previous experiences...
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    • Thank you for compiling this information! Really helps.
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    • I'm torn on this - X or S. I think I would be ok with an S and Gamepass but...
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    • Great job on the OP, thanks bud.
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    • RageOfFury wrote: Fingers crossed that bots/scalpers don't ruin it for us
      Yes good luck everyone, hoping that doesn't happen here. I posted on another thread that Australia sold out in minutes...

      Anyone going in-store just in case?
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    • BernardRyder wrote: Yes good luck everyone, hoping that doesn't happen here. I posted on another thread that Australia sold out in minutes...

      Anyone going in-store just in case?
      I’m at an eb games right now. There’s 4 people here, but apparently (according to a guy in line), this location is only getting 3 Series X and 1 Series S. So we’re all gonna try and get online as well depending on how many this location actually has.
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    • kool1 wrote: I'm torn on this - X or S. I think I would be ok with an S and Gamepass but...
      I'm going X, personally, just for the extra space and disc drive. Even though I'm doing fine with a 512gb external drive on my One X and *rarely* watch physical media (and am entirely digital in my games library), I can afford the Series X and I like the flexibility it offers.
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    • kool1 wrote: I'm torn on this - X or S. I think I would be ok with an S and Gamepass but...
      If you spent a good amount on your TV to get HDR and maybe HDMI 2.1 it means your all in go with X for sure. If your TV just do basic 4K I would go for the series S it upscale to 4k like the ps4 pro did anyway. I know it's not really the way you should decide but maybe it's the thing that will help you decide. :)
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    • Walmart has a limit of 1 for each S and X. Hopefully other retailers do the same.
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    • Watchdogz wrote: I’m at an eb games right now. There’s 4 people here, but apparently (according to a guy in line), this location is only getting 3 Series X and 1 Series S. So we’re all gonna try and get online as well depending on how many this location actually has.
      That's low. I thought most EB's had more PS5 preorders for people who went in store. Where are you anyway?
      Hope you're person #4 at worst! 😅
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    • kool1 wrote: I'm torn on this - X or S. I think I would be ok with an S and Gamepass but...
      I think the whole Bethesda purchase solidified the Series S for me. The fact you're getting all these games day 1 on Game Pass is very tempting. I'm also hoping I can sell my One S for a quick buck and help subsidize some of the cost.
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    • TomRFD wrote: Thanks for putting this together @MichaelSun!

      As a reminder for everyone, if this thread doesn't interest you, use the Thread Hiding feature.
      Where was this timely and organized reminder during the chaotic PS5 preorder thread?? TomRFD is clearly an Xbox Fanboyyyyyy!😡


      Just kidding, and always a good reminder 😄
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    • So I am planning to play fifa and street fighter mostly. I will choose which has more free games lol (ps5-xbox series x).

      I ll preorder both and decide on November
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    • are the pins instant? Says 2 business days for delivery.
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    • Good luck all, expect this to be a shit show.
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    • 9394 wrote: Walmart has a limit of 1 for each S and X. Hopefully other retailers do the same.
      People can create multiple accounts and buy.
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    • Anyone offering that monthly payment plan bundled with gamepass I've been reading about?
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    • martbob wrote: If you spent a good amount on your TV to get HDR and maybe HDMI 2.1 it means your all in go with X for sure. If your TV just do basic 4K I would go for the series S it upscale to 4k like the ps4 pro did anyway. I know it's not really the way you should decide but maybe it's the thing that will help you decide. :)
      I have a pre HDR 4k tv with native 120hz. Eventually will upgrade, but rather the X. With Raytracing etc, the X should still shine on an older 4k set
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    • BernardRyder wrote: That's low. I thought most EB's had more PS5 preorders for people who went in store. Where are you anyway?
      Hope you're person #4 at worst! 😅
      I’m at a location in Vaughan. I’m person 3 actually lol. There’s now 5 people here. Who knows how many they really have. I called this store yesterday and the guy said “I can’t disclose how many the store is getting”. The first guy in line said he called and someone told him the numbers.
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    • BernardRyder wrote: Where was this timely and organized reminder during the chaotic PS5 preorder thread?? TomRFD is clearly an Xbox Fanboyyyyyy!😡


      Just kidding, and always a good reminder 😄
      I was gonna do the same but my thread was deleted by the mods since someone posted 1 minute earlier than me.
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    • wearysky wrote: I'm going X, personally, just for the extra space and disc drive. Even though I'm doing fine with a 512gb external drive on my One X and *rarely* watch physical media (and am entirely digital in my games library), I can afford the Series X and I like the flexibility it offers.
      I'm going with the S myself. Virtually all of my Xbox gaming is done via Game Pass right now. I think the only physical disc I own is Titanfall 2 from Dollarama. :lol:

      The size and price are also more appealing to me so it won me over. If I didn't already have a 4K DVD player I'd probably go for the Series X instead.
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    • ScoFF wrote: Anyone offering that monthly payment plan bundled with gamepass I've been reading about?
      Last I heard, only EB Games was doing it..? Not sure if that's changed though.
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    • TomRFD wrote: I'm going with the S myself. Virtually all of my Xbox gaming is done via Game Pass right now. I think the only physical disc I own is Titanfall 2 from Dollarama. :lol:

      The size and price are also more appealing to me so it won me over. If I didn't already have a 4K DVD player I'd probably go for the Series X instead.
      Ya, I don't have a bluray player or anything. So going with the X.
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    • erexa wrote: People can create multiple accounts and buy.
      For sure, but maybe it will slow the bots slightly?
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    • Watchdogz wrote: I’m at a location in Vaughan. I’m person 3 actually lol. There’s now 5 people here. Who knows how many they really have. I called this store yesterday and the guy said “I can’t disclose how many the store is getting”. The first guy in line said he called and someone told him the numbers.
      Let us know how it goes. I assume to do the trade in we need to bring our old consoles in or can we do it later on?
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    • Havox07 wrote: Anyone hear anything about shoppers preorder? Guessing they are going to do one later as they did with the ps5?
      If the SDM xbox pre orders go like the PS5 pre orders, even with a confirmation number you still might not get one. It happened to me with the PS5. I Tweeted SDM to find out if I was on the list and with email confirmation I still wasn't on the list. Bummer and a waste of 3.5hrs refreshing and then ordering. Good luck everyone!!!
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    • I'm just curious, for people like TomRFD who game only through Gamepass, what is the advantage of getting the new Xbox on day one? Wouldn't the entire gamepass library still be just Xbox One games anyways? (Not trying to knock your decision here.. i'm legit curious if I'm missing something).
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    • Good luck everyone, i hope most of the real gamers get one. For the scalpers, i hope your internet crashes.

      Cheers
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    • Hoping for less choas compare to PS5 and 3080 preorders. MS and retailers have ample time to prepare this time at least. Good luck to everyone.
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    • cazzo1980 wrote: Let us know how it goes. I assume to do the trade in we need to bring our old consoles in or can we do it later on?
      The way I think it’s gonna work is that you have to bring in your console today. Don’t quote me on that because no one is in the store currently, but I can update that when someone gets here.
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    • number8888 wrote: Hoping for less choas compare to PS5 and 3080 preorders. MS and retailers have ample time to prepare this time at least. Good luck to everyone.
      Why do people call that chaos? They simply didnt have near enough stock to meet demand, and a lot of people didnt get one.
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    • Watchdogz wrote: The way I think it’s gonna work is that you have to bring in your console today. Don’t quote me on that because no one is in the store currently, but I can update that when someone gets here.
      Official EB Games quote.

      😱
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    • Watchdogz wrote: I’m at a location in Vaughan. I’m person 3 actually lol. There’s now 5 people here. Who knows how many they really have. I called this store yesterday and the guy said “I can’t disclose how many the store is getting”. The first guy in line said he called and someone told him the numbers.
      Hey Vaughan, so am I. But only 4? That sounds low for Vaughan...
      cazzo1980 wrote: Let us know how it goes. I assume to do the trade in we need to bring our old consoles in or can we do it later on?
      People with PS5 Preorders at EB are able to bring their console in later so I would assume the same for this.
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