The PS5 is still impossible to buy so Twitter made memes instead
Unlike smartphones & computers, new video game consoles come out once in a blue moon. Every time a new console comes out, it’s a hot commodity, so it flies off the shelves faster than Santa’s reindeer. If you’re able to secure one, you should count yourself lucky.
Because of the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, getting a new video game console has gone from hard to nightmare-level challenging. The superstores have restocked multiple times, and consumers continue to struggle with purchasing the console.
People have been frustrated with Walmart specifically, and they’ve taken their anger out on Twitter in some hilarious ways. Here are all the funny responses to the struggle of ordering a PlayStation 5.
Me: Has the #ps5 in my cart before they are out of stock
— Jay 🕊 (@JaxsWrld) November 19, 2020
Losing it during checkout
It’s funny. It’s like Walmart, Best Buy, or wherever you bought your PlayStation 5 knew you weren’t going to leave their site with a PlayStation. It might be funny to them, but not for the countless players who left empty-handed thanks to bots.
Added a PS5 in cart from Wal-mart, click check out, says out of stock.
Me thinking I was actually getting one: pic.twitter.com/E87MVUF3bq
— Sp00n (@Sp00nerism) November 19, 2020
We’re all clowns for trying
We tried so hard to get a PlayStation 5, but we’re all just clowns for thinking purchasing a console would be a straightforward process.
Me: *Successfully adds PS5 to cart*
Walmart: “Sorry this item is now out of stock” pic.twitter.com/uyTxLvEbrS
— 6ft’ 4 Virgin 🦍 (@6ft4Virgin) November 19, 2020
The emotion from shop to your cart
When we first got through the checkout process for Walmart to tell us it was sold out, we sat at our computer with our mouth ajar for three hours until the next drop on Walmart on day one. Day 1 of the PlayStation 5 on the market was emotionally draining.
I’m done for the day fuck Walmart for being out of stock and fuck bots I’m going cry. pic.twitter.com/UdaLev46HF
— Who (@whofacewho) November 19, 2020
Why did we try at all
When we could go to the store and wait in line to be told they were out of stock, we would probably sit in our car and ponder why we even tried. This year, we can sit on our beds and do the same.
Oh man… @Walmart got me good today. "My" PS5 was in the "Placing Order" phase for about 5 minutes and then said out of stock. Really thought I snuck one by that damn dog. pic.twitter.com/eka58ka6qz
— Zack Fields (@ZackinSD) November 19, 2020
When we pressed review order
We remember our premature celebration when we clicked place order for our PlayStation 5, only to be disappointed a few seconds later.
"Walmart will have the PlayStation 5 available at 9:00 AM"
Walmart at 9:00:02 pic.twitter.com/NlHmt2UaFC
— Javier Valencia (@jvalencia222) November 12, 2020
Not even a second after restocking
No matter where you tried to order your PlayStation 5, it always seemed after half a second, the stock was all gone.
If you were wondering how my day was, this is it @Walmart @PlayStation #PS5 pic.twitter.com/zRbAYMqlAz
— Cam Madej (@CamMadej) November 13, 2020
How long it takes to become a clown
It took us twelve hours to don the makeup to complete our transformation. We became a clown on Nov 12th, trying to get a PlayStation 5 over the countless bots for the people trying to resell the console for double to price.
To my earlier Tweet, I'm still very angry and upset 😡 😤 when I was very close to secure a Playstation 5 for my brother! This is me when the Playstation 5 sold out due to Technical difficulties! Walmart should be ashamed to themselves!! #ps5restock pic.twitter.com/b1BgcivqTq
— Charles Turner 🏅🏅🏅🏅 (@cha1283) November 19, 2020
Destroying personal property
When we discovered the PlayStation 5 was sold out in less than a second, we almost smashed our computers. But if we did, how else would we get our PlayStation 5?