Now that both models of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been announced, priced, and dated, retailer GameStop has revealed pre-order details for all four of them.
GameStop has immediately begun taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, though the site is currently slammed and you may have trouble securing an order. Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, meanwhile, will start at 8 AM PT on September 22.
One important thing to note here is that GameStop is limiting pre-orders to one version of each next-gen console per household.
The fact that GameStop is stocking the digital PS5 and Xbox Series consoles at all is noteworthy given that the retailer bristled at the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The company did not stock the console for a period of time before relenting and opting to sell it. A significant part of GameStop’s business relies on physical media, and specifically trade-ins, and these do not exist in a digital landscape, which in theory could hurt the company’s bottom line.
GameStop also announced that it will offer a variety of payment plans for the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles. First off, customers can apply the GameStop Credit Card and pay off the console on a credit basis. Shoppers can also make use of a new “rent-to-own” payment plan where you can pay off the console over a period of time, which is not unlike the Xbox All Access subscription program from Microsoft that GameStop will also sell at its stores.
Additionally, GameStop is partnering with QuadPay and other payment platform providers to offer a a “buy now, pay later” program where you can pay off the console in four chunks over a period of six weeks.
Outside of these payment plans, you can trade in your old console and apply the credit toward a PS5 or Xbox Series console. For example, GameStop will pay you $175 in store credit for either the PS4 Pro or Xbox Series X, which means you can get the PS5 or Xbox Series X for only $325. You can visit GameStop’s trade-in page to find out how much your console is worth in trade-in value.
Of course, GameStop is one of numerous retailers in the US and abroad that are offering the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles for pre-order. Check out GameSpot’s pre-order guides below to find out more.
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