PS5 fans fuming with Argos after struggling to land sought-after console
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People trying to buy a PS5 from Argos were left raging on Wednesday morning after being unable to get their hands on one of the highly sought-after consoles online.
Gamers reported that after adding consoles to their baskets in the early hours of February 17 they were then greeted by a 10-word message from the retailer, BirminghamLive reports.
A social media user shared a message from a problem screen, with Argos saying: "Sorry, we can't find the page you are looking for."
The high street giant has been tipped to restock the console this week as excitement around the new PlayStation console drops ramp up across the UK.
But one criticised Argos, saying: " I managed to add one to trolley, could see i had one item in trolley. Then when click go to trolley, nothing."
In the message, it adds: "We may have an outdated link or the address (URL) may have been typed incorrectly."
"Thanks @Argos_Online @ArgosHelpers for getting my hopes up," said another.
"Most shocking wesbsite, crashed so many times, wouldn't ever let me add to basket, then when got in basket wouldn't let me add address, now nothing available, go for one bunch of …" another wrote.
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Very is also tipped to restock PS5 consoles within the coming hours, with tracking accounts on social media suggesting PS5 fans could be in luck from 10am onwards.
The restock follows similar drops at Amazon UK this week, as drops ramp up across the UK.
Argos' last PS5 stock update came in late January, following reports that a batch of of Playstations had arrived at the company's warehouses.
Last week, thousands of the consoles became available for pre-order from GAME.
Thousands of fans are still desperate to get their hands on a PS5, which was first launched last November.
Huge demand previously crashed the websites of John Lewis, Game and Tesco when the console first went on sale.
Many retailers have sold out in minutes when new stock becomes available, as the drops have not been enough to satisfy the overwhelming demand.
But Sony has warned it has been unable to increase production due to shortages of components.
Speaking in December, Sony boss Jim Ryan told the TASS News Agency: "Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold.
"I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product.
"And now in terms of my executive bandwidth, I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand."
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