Amazon UK says delivery delays until December due to larger orders than anticipated
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR launches worldwide on 13th October, with pre-orders launched back in March during the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Numerous retailers -both online and in the high street – have been taking orders for the upcoming head-mounted display (HMD), and selling out of their allocated stock very quickly causing delivery delays. Online giant Amazon has been one such retailer, but now its seems as if some UK customers might not get their headset on launch day.
Amazon has been running a first-come first-served policy for its PlayStation VR pre-orders, and now a disclaimer on the website indicates that the company won’t have enough stock to fulfill all the orders it’s taken for launch day.
“Due to limited stock we are only able to offer one unit per customer per address. You will be notified via email of the expected delivery date closer to the time. We will be fulfilling customer orders in the order in which they were placed and expect to fulfil all customer pre-orders by December 12th, 2016. This product comes with a UK plug and therefore may not be suitable for use outside of the UK.”
So if you’ve pre-order your device months ago you should be fine, but if you’ve only done it recently then the likelyhood is that you could be waiting up to a further two months after launch day to get your PlayStation VR.
If you’ve been considering getting a PlayStation VR it’ll probably still be quicker getting the headset this way, with demand so high don’t expect to see it on shop shelves anytime soon after launch.
Accessories for PlayStation VR are already available, with hard cases for protection and transportation available, as well as stands with built in chargers for the controllers.