Currys WILL cancel some orders as thousands try to buy Sony PS5 on UK launch day
CURRYS was on the brink of crashing this morning as hundreds of thousands of PlayStation fans swarmed online store to buy the Sony PS5 on launch. The surge in demand, which left shoppers stranded in a virtual queue, started when Currys confirmed that it would have stock of the feverishly sought-after console on UK launch day, Thursday November 19, 2020.
Update: Due to an error with its website, it seems Currys allowed some customers to buy a Playstation 5 before the sale started at 9am this morning. When the sale started, thousands logged onto the site – forcing Currys to leave shoppers stranded in a virtual queue to stop the online store becoming overwhelmed. In a statement in the minutes following the 9am launch, Currys confirmed that it would not be selling the PS5 stock as planned – with the launch pushed back until later today.