DESPERATE shoppers looking to get their hands on the sold-out Play Station 5 will get another crack at buying one this week.
UK retailer Box has pledged to get Sony’s console on people’s doorsteps in time for Christmas with the launch of a fresh batch of stock.
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Console bundles will be sold through a ballot system that opens on Thursday, July 22, the firm says on its website.
The £850 bundle includes a PlayStation 5 Disc Edition console, an extra DualSense controller and a Logitech racing wheel.
Buyers will also get a copy of the new game Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Box’s ballot system promises to give regular consumers a chance over scalpers who use bots to bag themselves dozens of consoles at a time.
It will also mean the website is less likely to crash when sales open, an issue suffered by a number of major retailers in recent months.
“We have taken the decision to use a ballot format so that customers can receive a fair chance to purchase a PlayStation 5,” Box said.
“This ensures a smoother transaction and stops customers from having to battle each other on a website put under an enormous amount of strain.”
It adds that its website would be hit by “huge volumes” of shoppers “all trying to purchase the same product at one time.”