The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S con­soles have been extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to find for quite some time. Retail­ers have been sell­ing just hand­fuls of con­sol­ers online every week, and they’ve been even hard­er to find in a phys­i­cal loca­tion. Accord­ing to a new report, Best Buy might be prep­ping to sell PS5’s and Xbox Series X’s at some of its stores this week.

This report comes from TechRadar, who states that Best Buy will have stock of Xbox Series X and the disc dri­ve ver­sion of the PS5 in stores on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th. This is the first time in over a month. If Best Buy allows cus­tomers to pur­chase either con­sole in per­son (instead of order­ing online to pick up), it would be the first time in a year since a major chain sold one in phys­i­cal store. 

PS5 And Xbox Series X May Be Sold In Best Buy Stores This Week

TechRadar’s sto­ry sug­gests that Best Buy still has not indi­cat­ed whether it will allow con­sumers to buy these con­soles in store. Pre­vi­ous­ly, the retail­er has made buy­ers pur­chase them online and wait a cou­ple of days before pick­ing them up in per­son. How­ev­er, Best Buy has been stock­pil­ing and this could lead to in-store shop­ping. No mat­ter what the sit­u­a­tion is, Best Buy is plan­ning on putting the con­soles up for sale on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th. So you might have a chance to grab what­ev­er con­sole you’re after.

As plen­ty of peo­ple are aware of, the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion of con­soles has been deal­ing with low stock and high demand. This is most­ly dri­ven by a world­wide microchip short­ages and ongo­ing logis­tic issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.