25 Nov 2021 8:36 PM +00:00 UTC

Get Your Wallets Ready! GameStop Announces Surprise Restock on PS5 and Xbox Series X for Thanksgiving!

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday would be an exciting one for gamers are GameStop announced that it will be hosting an in-store restock on both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X units.

Those who want to get their hands on one of these awesome consoles should head to a GameStop branch near you from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. In addition, you might want to check out their official website for the nearest participating location.

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There’s some good news and bad news to this story. Although the news of restock on the latest game consoles seems exciting, not all stores are participating in this event. It is also not for sure if the digital version of the PlayStation 5 is priced at USD $400, which USD $100 cheaper than the usual price of the standard PlayStation 5. In reality, this version of the PlayStation 5 is more challenging to get than the standard one to due less of supply, so expect GameStop to mostly have the standard version available on sale.

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If ever you missed this Thanksgiving deal, you don’t need to worry as there is still Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Who knows what deals that GameStop and other tech stores would have on for sale.

GameStop will also restock the OLED version of the Nintendo Switch.

Many have begun to notice the scarcity and low stock of gaming consoles like the PS5 and Nintendo Switch. This is due to the ongoing chip shortage.

Nintendo said that it will only produce 24 million Nintendo Switch units than their previously-planned target of 30 million units for the fiscal year ending in March 2022. This also includes the productions of their latest OLED Switch and Switch Lite models.

The popular handheld console uses semiconductors and other electronic parts. Unfortunately, there has been a growing shortage of semiconductors on the market since the COVID-19 pandemic that began last year. Not only are gaming consoles affected, but other sectors of the industry like automotive and appliances.

Good luck on getting your game consoles this long holiday weekend. It might be your lucky day.

Read More: Expect Low Production On Nintendo Switch Units Due to Continuing Chip Shortage