“Walmart froze me while I had the new PS5 in my car … SMH,” Twitter user Logan Wilson said at 12:30 p.m.
In a statement, Walmart said it saw a major traffic surge when the next gen console was released on Thursday afternoon, saying “this has caused some customers to experience intermittent recessions for minutes.”
“We caught up quickly and are currently restarting the item to release additional inventory throughout the day,” the statement said.
Best Buy acknowledged that some customers were unable to purchase the PS5 on the company’s website.
“Customers who are still looking for a console are more likely to order one at BestPuy.com throughout the holidays,” the company said in a statement.
Some of the best pie shoppers thanked me for blocking their PS5.
“Scream to estpoy to do console pick-ups quickly, friendly and hassle-free!” Ol Goldistwood tweeted Thursday afternoon.