We understand that EB Games stores have today been instructed that pre-orders for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S will take place online only.
Pre-orders that are placed online can either be delivered to customer’s homes or picked up in store. All online pre-orders for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S will require a $200 deposit online and all pre-orders are limited to one per customer.
This decision has been made by EB Games to ensure that all customers have a fair go in pre-ordering their console of choice and also helps with social distancing. We understand that their websites have received an upgrade in anticipation of an influx of pre-orders for both consoles.
Personally, I think the larger deposit is a good move as it’ll deter scalpers. I also think that online only is the way to go. It’ll allow them to easily manage stock and ensure that people that get an order don’t miss out due to over-ordering.