If you were bitterly disappointed by the near-instantaneous sellout of all the next-gen consoles last month, you’re not alone. Sony took a lot of flak for a botched rollout of the , and though Microsoft had a few extra days to avoid making the same mistakes, the also sold out in the blink of an eye. If you don’t want to take your chances on release day ( and ), you’ve got one more opportunity to preorder. Today, Oct. 13, Antonline will be taking preorders for all three consoles at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET).
There’s just one catch: You won’t be able to preorder just the console. Antonline is only offering bundles, and that’s jacking up the price substantially. The PS5 is available at most retailers for $400, for example, whereas the Antonline bundles range from $660 to $780. Yes, you’re getting extra goodies along with the console, but you’ll need to decide if it’s worth the cost to get on the preorder train. (Personally, we’d skip it — but you’re not going to listen to us, are you?)
Check out the details below.
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Antonline is offering a number of PS5 bundles starting on Oct 13 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET), ranging in price from $660 to $780. You can find all the bundles on Antonline’s PS5 preorder landing page, or browse them here. There might be additional bundles on the landing page later today — these are the ones we know about right now:
Antonline is offering two Xbox bundles starting on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET) — one for the Xbox Series X ($700) and one for the Xbox Series S ($410). You can find both of these bundles on Antonline’s Xbox preorder landing page, or browse them here. There might be additional bundles on the landing page later today — these are the ones we know about right now:
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