Huge queues descended on a Dublin shop on Tuesday after it emerged they had the elusive Playstation 5.
The Sony product faced long pre-order lists and then chaos on release day last November, with only a fortunate few managing to get their hands on the next-gen console.
Stock alerts have been sent out from hundreds of emails and social media accounts with updates, though even when stock arrives it doesn’t last long.
That was the case on Tuesday as PS5 Stock Updates Ireland tweeted: “Currys Carrickmines currently have both versions of the PS5 on sale right now! This isn’t name taking, you actually get the console today as they have a bunch behind the counter.”
Which led to a huge scramble to get down to the unit, causing long queues.
However, a lot of people who follow the account had a successful trip.
One person said: “Success in Carrickmines. Thanks for all the work. Coffee on the way.
Another added “Just got ours at carrickmines; no queue and about 30 consoles behind the counter!
A third said: “Got a disc in person at Curry’s Cmines. Bought you a coffee. Thanks!”
But not everyone was so fortunate.
Irish PS5 fans have been desperate to get their hands on the console since its launch in 2020, but retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.
The Digital Edition costs €399.99 and the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive €499.99 versions.
The PS5 has an 8-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GGDR6 RAM and 825GB of internal storage.
It is meant to be 100 times faster than the PS4, so games will load at super-fast speeds.
The stock shortage is due to high demand during the pandemic, a global shortage of microchip processors and even the Suez Canal being blocked by the Ever Given cargo ship earlier in the year.